What is testing?
Testing is a way of evaluating your skaters progress through the essential skills and elements of figure skating. Skate Canada offers a nationally standardized testing system designed to evaluate several fundamental areas: Skating Skills, Ice Dance, Freeskate. Your coach will tell you when your skater is ready to test at a specific level.
Why testing is important?
Testing allows the coach and skater to formally review their skills and progress through figure skating elements. This is important because figure skating is a sport where progress is achieved through overlaying or development of additional skills on top of existing skills.