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. U.S. Figure Skating is currently working towards offering the inaugural High School Sectional Finals in the East Coast, Midwest, and Pacific Coast in the Spring of 2024. This opportunity will be open to any high school team registered with U.S. Figure Skating.
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 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
The inaugural Sectional High School Finals will be 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
- Midwest/Pacific Coast Sectional - April 6-7, 2024 in Evanston, IL, competition announcement
- East Coast Sectional - April 27-28, 2024 in Burlington, VT, competition announcement
This opportunity is open to all registered high school teams and does not require a qualification process. All are welcome!
- Excel Free Skate (as consistent with 2024 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.