In-Person Test Sessions

Free skate, moves in the field, and ice dance tests are hosted by The Skating Club of Boston® throughout the year. Tests are open to Club members and non-members. The test schedules can be found below along with the test applications.

U.S. Figure Skating Test Applications

The application deadline is two weeks prior to the test date. If you have a question regarding a test session, please contact the Club office at (617) 782-5900 or by emailing, club.info@scboston.org.

Test Application for All In-Person Tests (PDF)
U.S. Figure Skating Permission Form (PDF)

2023 Test Session Dates

Sunday, November 12, 2023
Sunday, January 28, 2024
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Virtual Test Sessions

The Skating Club of Boston is now offering virtual test sessions on a monthly basis. The filming of virtual test submissions should only be done during sessions with 8 or less skaters. To view U.S. Figure Skating’s rules specific to virtual testing (Rule 4104), please click on the link below. Completed submissions must be uploaded within 7 days following the registration deadline. Please note we are unable to offer contingent tests for the virtual format. Skaters who submit a contingent test application will be notified and refunded by Club management. For any questions regarding virtual testing, please contact virtual.testing@scboston.org.

Virtual Test Schedule

January 2024
Registration Deadline: 1/12/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 1/19/23 at 11:59 PM

February 2023
Registration Deadline: 2/2/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 2/9/24 at 11:59 PM

March 2024
Registration Deadline: 3/22/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 3/29/24 at 11:59 PM

April 2024
Registration Deadline: 4/12/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 4/19/24 at 11:59 PM

May 2024
Registration Deadline: 5/3/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 5/10/24 at 11:59 PM

June 2024
Registration Deadline: 6/7/24 at 11:59 PM
Submission Deadline: 6/14/24 at 11:59 PM

*Club members who represent The Skating Club of Boston through U.S. Figure Skating are not required to submit a Permission Form.

Tips for Filming a Virtual Test Submission

  • Videos should be filmed in landscape (horizontally), not portrait (vertically).
  • The entire test must be performed and filmed in one, continuous video with no pauses in filming. Skaters may pause for up to 10 seconds between MIF patterns.
  • Reskating elements/patterns or restarting is not permitted.
  • Videos must be made no more than 14 days prior to the submission deadline for the virtual test session.
  • Be sure to show the time and date at the start of the video, as well as announce the skater’s name and test being performed.
  • Keep the skater’s entire body in frame at all times.
  • Avoid zooming in and out during the video as it can be distracting for the judges.
  • For Dance/FS tests, please ensure the music is played loud enough to be captured in the video.
  • Avoid filming on crowded sessions. Ideally, there are no more than 8 skaters on the ice while filming.
  • Be sure to watch the video after the skater has finished their test to ensure there were no glitches or problems with the quality before uploading.

Test Session Fees

Moves in the Field
All Levels | $35

Free Skate
Pre-Preliminary/Pre-Bronze | $20
Preliminary/Bronze | $25
Pre-Juvenile/Silver | $30
Juvenile/Gold | $35
Intermediate | $40
Novice | $45
Junior | $50
Senior | $55

Pairs Free Skate
Juvenile | $25
Intermediate | $30
Novice | $35
Junior | $40
Senior | $45

Application Fees
Hospitality Fee | $15 (In-person tests only)
Non-Member Fee | $20 (In-person and virtual tests)
Late Free | $25 (In-person tests only)
Virtual Admin Fee | $40 (Virtual tests only)

Free Dance
Juvenile | $20
Intermediate | $20
Novice | $20
Junior | $35
Senior | $40

Pattern Dance
Preliminary | $20
Pre-Bronze | $20
Bronze | $20
Pre-Silver | $30
Silver | $30
Pre-Gold | $35
Gold | $40
International | $40

*Additional Test Fee
Preliminary | $10
Pre-Bronze | $10
Bronze | $10
Pre-Silver | $15
Silver | $15
Pre-Gold | $15
Gold | $20
International | $20

Application Fees
Hospitality Fee | $15 (In-person tests only)
Non-Member Fee | $20 (In-person and virtual tests)
Late Free | $25 (In-person tests only)
Virtual Admin Fee | $40 (Virtual tests only)

*Additional test fees are applicable when the skater is testing in more than one dance pattern at the same level.

Trial Judge Registration

In-Person Sessions
For those interested in trial judging at a test session hosted by The Skating Club of Boston, please click on the button below to register. Those who register will be contacted by the Club’s Test Chair to confirm their assignment in advance of the test date. No more than six trial judges will be permitted at each in-person test session.

Virtual Sessions
To trial judge at one of the Club’s virtual test sessions, please send an email to virtual.testing@scboston.org including which test dates and which types and levels of tests you are looking to judge. The Club’s Test Chair will confirm in writing after registration has closed if you have been selected. No more than three trial judges will be selected for each virtual test session.