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 inaugural High School Sectional Final in Spring 2023.
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 a SAC, students are recommended to get approval from their high school however, it is not required. To get started, log into Members Only to complete registration with U.S. Figure Skating.
Check out the High School Figure Skating FAQ to learn more!
National High School Sectional Final Competitions
U.S. Figure Skating is seeking hosts for the three National High School Sectional Final competitions. Any SAC is eligible to participate in the National High School Sectional Final Competitions. Events include short programs, Excel free skates, solo dance, compulsory, showcase, and team maneuvers available for all levels. More information will be coming soon regarding the locations of these competitions! If you are an SAC interested in hosting a Sectional Final event, please contact Chloe Roberts, Manager of School and Alumni Programs.
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.