High School Skating

U.S. Figure Skating’s high school program offers skaters the opportunity to compete on a team for their high school.

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.

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. Athletes may be enrolled in in-person, homeschooled, or virtual courses. All skating levels and abilities are welcome!

At least two skaters are required to start a high school skating team. Skaters can represent their high school or a combination of several area schools. Before forming a team, 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!

Want to see if a team exists near you? Check out our most current list of registered high school teams here

Sectional High School Final Competitions

U.S. Figure Skating & the High School Programs Subcommittee are looking for host sites for the 2025 Sectional High School Finals! Click here to access the request for proposal for this and other competitive hosting opportunities.

The inaugural Sectional High School Finals were held in April 2024, with the Skating Council of Illinois hosting a combined Midwest/Pacific Coast Sectional and Champlain Valley Skating Club hosting the East Coast Sectional

This opportunity is open to all registered high school teams and does not require a qualification process. All are welcome!

Event offerings:

  • Excel Free Skate (as consistent with current Excel Series program requirements)
  • Short Program (well-balanced)
  • Junior & Senior Championship (well-balanced) Free Skate
  • Solo Pattern Dance
  • Solo Free Dance (as consistent with current Solo Dance Series program requirements)
  • Showcase Emotional Performance, Character Performance, Duets/Trios
  • Team Maneuvers

Graduating Seniors Award Program

The Graduating Seniors Award 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 Programs 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.

Learn more about the Graduating Seniors Program
Apply for the Graduating Seniors Program

Your contacts for this area of interest

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Chloe Roberts
Manager, School Programs
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Waverly Huston
National Vice Chair, High School Programs