Program Requirements

 

Any U.S. Figure Skating member in good standing may compete in U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions.

Any U.S. Figure Skating member in good standing may compete in U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions. Competitions may cover all four disciplines of U.S. Figure Skating: singles, pairs, ice dance and synchronized skating.

The program requirements for all of the event types offered by U.S. Figure Skating can be found below. To learn more about participating in U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions, click here

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Standard Nonqualifying Announcement Template

Latest Updates & Clarifications:

5/28/24 - The 2024-25 Synchronized Short Program and Free Skate Charts were posted. These will go into effect July 1, 2024.

5/2/24 - The 2024-25 Pattern Dance Chart was updated with a correction to the intermediate pattern dances.

5/4/24 - The 2024-25 Pairs Short Program and Free Skate Charts were posted. These will go into effect May 21, 2024.

2/21/24 - The 2024-25 Singles Free Skate chart was updated. New language was added in the header related to the ISU Congress.

4/13/23 - See 2023-2024 Competition Season Eligibility Updates

Program Requirements Charts:

Singles

Short Program (Juvenile-Senior): 
2024-25 [March 5, 2024-March 3, 2025]

Well-Balanced Free Skate (No Test-Senior):
2024-25 [March 5, 2024-March 3, 2025]

Adult Well-Balanced Free Skate: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Excel Free Skate 2024: 
2023-24 [January 1, 2024-December 31, 2024]

Pairs

Short Program (Novice-Senior): 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-May 20, 2024]
2024-25 [May 21, 2024-May 19, 2025]

Free Skate (Juvenile-Senior): 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-May 20, 2024]
2024-25 [May 21, 2024-May 19, 2025]

Adult Pairs: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Partnered Ice Dance

Pattern Dance (All Levels): 
2024-25 [May 21, 2024-May 19, 2025]

Rhythm Dance (Junior-Senior): 
2024-25 [May 21, 2024-May 20, 2025]

Free Dance (Pre-Juv.-Senior): 
2024-25 [May 21, 2024-May 20, 2025]

Adult Partnered Pattern Dance: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]
2024-25 [July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025]

Adult Partnered Free Dance: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Solo Dance

For Solo Dance Series competition information and requirements, CLICK HERE

Solo Pattern Dance Rotations: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Adult Solo Pattern Dance:
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]
2024-25 [July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025]

Adult Solo Free Dance (Bronze-Gold): 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Synchronized Skating

Short Program (Junior, Senior Elite 12 and Senior): 
2024-25 [July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025]

Free Skate (Preliminary-Senior): 
2024-25 [July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025]

Aspire Synchro (Aspire 1-4): 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Special Olympics Unified SYS Well-Balanced Program Requirements: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Showcase

2023-24 Showcase Guidelines
 

Specialty/Athlete Development

Compulsory Moves

Compulsory Moves (Beginner-Senior): 
2023-24 [Effective Jan. 1, 2024. End date TBD.]

Adult Compulsory Moves: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

 

Jump Challenge

Jump Challenge (Beginner-Senior): 
2023-24 [Effective Jan. 1, 2024. End date TBD.]

Adult Jump Challenge: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

 

Spins Challenge

Spins Challenge (Beginner-Senior): 
2023-24 [Effective Jan. 1, 2024. End date TBD.]

Adult Spins Challenge: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

 

Skating Skills

Skating Skills (Pre-Preliminary-Gold): 
2023-24 [Effective July 1, 2023. End date TBD.]

Adult Skating Skills: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

 

Step Sequences

Step and Choreographic Sequences (Pre-Preliminary-Senior): 
2023-24 [Effective July 1, 2023. End date TBD.]

Adult Step Sequences: 
2023-24 [July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024]

Compete USA Events

Charts for dates that do not have a hyperlink are coming soon.

 

Programs & Free Skates

Program (Snowplow Sam - Basic 6): 
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Program (Pre-Free Skate - Free Skate 6): 
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]

Excel Free Skate: 
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Aspire 1-4:
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Well-Balanced Free Skate (No Test-Preliminary): 
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Adult 1-6 Free Skate:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Adult Free Skate (Beginner-Bronze):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

 

Elements & Compulsories

Elements (Snowplow Sam–Basic 6): 
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Compulsory Moves (Pre-Free Skate-Free Skate 6):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]

Aspire Compulsory Moves (Aspire 1-4):
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Excel & Well-Balanced Compulsory Moves:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Adult Compulsory Moves (Adult 1-Bronze):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Team Compulsory:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

 

Specialty Events

Showcase and Interpretive:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Jump Challenge:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Spin Challenge:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Solo Pattern Dance:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Theatre On Ice:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

 

Special Olympics

Adaptive:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics (Badges 1-12):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics Singles Free Skate (1-4):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics (Pairs 1-2 and Ice Dance 1-2):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

 

Hockey

Hockey Elements and Skills (Hockey 1-4):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

 

Team Events

Aspire Synchro (Aspire 1-4):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Adaptive Skating

Adaptive:
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics (Badges 1-12):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics Singles Free Skate (1-4):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

Special Olympics (Pairs 1-2 and Ice Dance 1-2):
2023-24 [Sept. 1-Dec. 31]
2023-24 [Jan. 1-June 30]

For additional details about adaptive skatingCLICK HERE

High School Skating

High School Team Maneuvers:
2023-24

High School Artistic Free Skate:
2023-24 

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