With the use of props, elaborate costumes and theatrical performance, showcase fuses figure skating with artistic creativity. Showcase events are open at many nonqualifying competitions for single skaters, duets, small ensembles and production numbers.
Singles skaters of all ages and levels can participate in showcase in the following categories:
- Dramatic Performance
- Choreographic Artistry
- Lyrical Pop
- Character Performance
- Comedic Impressions
Descriptions of each category and rules regarding props can be found in the Showcase Guidelines.
A highlight of showcase events is the opportunity for skaters to compete in a group. Club members and friends alike can enter these events to have fun and show off their theatrical skating skills. Groups can participate in the following events:
- Duets/Trios – Two or three competitors perform a theatrical program with the option to use props and scenery.
- Mini Production Ensembles – Groups of four to eight skaters perform together with the option to use props and scenery.
- Production Ensembles – Nine or more competitors perform a program together with the option to use props and scenery.
National Showcase is a competition filled with inspiration, and skaters who qualify are strongly encouraged to participate. The top four skaters within any showcase event at a nonqualifying competition can enter the National Showcase.
The 2021 National Showcase competition will be hosted by the Fort Collins Figure Skating Club, August 3 - 7, 2021.