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)

2022 Test Session Dates

Dance/Free Skate/Moves in the Field
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Sunday, December 11, 2022

New! Virtual Test Sessions

The Skating Club of Boston is now offering virtual test sessions on a monthly basis. The filming of virtual test submission can only be done during designated sessions. Please refer to the Club’s ice schedules to learn more about the designated sessions. To view U.S. Figure Skating’s rules specific to virtual testing (Rule 4104), please click on the link below. For any questions regarding virtual testing, please contact virtual.testing@scboston.org.

Virtual Test Schedule

July 2022 (Registration Deadline: 7/8/22 at 11:59 PM)
August 2022 (Registration Deadline: 8/12/22 at 11:59 PM)
September 2022 Registration Deadline: 9/2/22 at 11:59 PM)
October 2022 (Registration Deadline: 10/7/22 at 11:59 PM)
November 2022 (Registration Deadline: 11/4/22 at 11:59 PM)
December 2022 (Registration Deadline: 12/2/22 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 Session

  • 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 30 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 MIF tests, be sure there is no background music playing in the rink.
  • 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

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. Please note that trial judges can only participate during in-person test sessions hosted by the Club. Those who register will be contacted by the Club’s Test Chair to confirm their assignment in advance of the test date.