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 Free Skate, Pairs, and Moves in the Field (PDF)
Test Application for Ice Dance and Moves in the Field (PDF)
U.S. Figure Skating Permission Form (PDF)

2022 Test Session Dates

Dance/Free Skate/Moves in the Field
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Sunday, December 12, 2022

Virtual Testing

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

May 2022 (Registration Deadline: 5/6/22 at 11:59 PM)
June 2022 (Registration Deadline: 6/3/22 at 11:59 PM)
July 2022 (Registration Deadline: 7/1/22 at 11:59 PM)

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.