The current Aspire synchronized skating well-balanced program requirements can be found here.
U.S. Figure Skating's Aspire Program has partnered with Learn to Skate USA to expand the synchronized skating competitive levels. All Aspire Synchro levels may compete at nonqualifying synchronized skating competitions and Compete USA competitions sanctioned by Learn to Skate USA.
Aspire Synchro Requirements
Snowplow Sam Synchro: 5-20 skaters, 13 years and younger
Aspire Beginner: 5-20 skaters, 16 years and younger
Aspire Pre-Preliminary: 5-20 skaters, 17 years and younger
Aspire Preliminary: 5-20 skaters, 17 years and younger
Ages for the 2022-23 season are as of July 1, 2022.
All skaters on the team must either be full U.S. Figure Skating members or members of the Learn to Skate USA program. All Learn to Skate USA synchronized skating teams must be registered with U.S. Figure Skating and have a team number.
Skaters on Snowplow Sam Synchro, Aspire beginner and Aspire pre-preliminary may have passed the pre-preliminary moves in the field, freestyle and/or dance test*, but no higher. Skaters on Aspire preliminary may have passed the preliminary moves in the field, freestyle and/or ice dance test(s), but no higher.*
The skater's test level is as of the competition entry deadline.
*Skaters may pass two of the three required dance tests for the pre-bronze level and still be eligible to compete in Aspire Synchro. Once a skater has passed all three of the required pre-bronze dance tests, the skater is ineligible to compete in Aspire Synchro.
No skater may compete on multiple Learn to Skate USA synchronized skating teams or cross skate to the U.S. Figure Skating developmental or competitive pipeline.
Teams that wish to “skate up” a level, to compete a more challenging program, may do so.
To learn more about Learn to Skate USA, please visit LearnToSkateUSA.com.
To learn more about the Aspire Program, please click here.
Important Documents for Aspire Synchro
Basic 1-6 Learn to Skate Skills
All skills that can be used at the Snowplow Sam synchro and Aspire beginner levels.
Pre-Free Skate-Free Skate 6 Skills
All skills that can used at the Aspire pre-preliminary (no higher than Free Skate 2, with the exception of split jumps, stag jumps and split falling leaf jumps) and Aspire preliminary (no restrictions) levels.
For more information about Learn to Skate, please contact one of the U.S. Figure Skating representatives listed below.