Similar to intercollegiate team skating, U.S. Figure Skating’s high school program offers skaters the opportunity to compete on a team for their high school. Several states host a series of competitions and a state final, and any high school team can enter the National High School Final, held annually in March.
Get Started with High School Skating
To participate, skaters must be a member of U.S. Figure Skating and enrolled full-time in a high school. Home-schooled skaters are also eligible. There are no test requirements.
At least two skaters are required to start a school-affiliated club (SAC). Skaters can represent their high school or a combination of several area schools. Before forming an SAC, students must get approval from their high school, then complete registration with U.S. Figure Skating.
National High School Final
Any SAC is eligible to participate in the National High School Final. Events include short programs and free skates (well-balanced and excel), solo dance, compulsory, showcase, moves in the field and team maneuvers available for all levels.
U.S. Figure Skating has canceled the 2020 National High School Final after host Adrian College closed its campus due to the pandemic and the fact that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has recommended colleges and universities cancel sporting events.
Graduating Seniors Program
The Graduating Seniors Program recognizes individuals graduating from high school who continued their training in figure skating while pursuing their academic studies. On behalf of the U.S. Figure Skating High School Program Subcommittee, the program honors qualified graduates for their achievements during high school through the presentation of a certificate to the skater during a school function or recognition opportunity.
There are four level designations awarded within the program: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Individuals receive awards based on their highest skating achievement (test or competition) during high school as noted on their application.