Preparing for competitions is a fun and exciting way to master your skills and skaters can compete at any level. It's a great way to add purpose to your skating and put what you've learned into a meaningful context.
Competitions are designed to promote a positive competition experience, while generating enthusiasm. Compete USA competitions are open to all beginner skaters who are current members of Learn to Skate USA program and/or are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. There should be no more than six competitors maximum in a group and all six should receive an award.
Aimée is always happy to work with the skaters that she coaches to put together a skating program (routine) and prepare the skater for competition!
Be a part of Compete USA!
The Excel Program bridges the transition from Learn to Skate USA to U.S. Figure Skating.
Excel is for skaters that are more focused on testing than competing.
Find out more about the USFSA Excel Program & Excel Series in this video!
Hosted by the Skating Club of Morris at Mennen Arena
Have you ever watched figure skating on TV and been completely confused by the scoring? Maybe you wondered why someone that fell got the gold? Or, maybe you thought one skater was better, but someone else outscored them you didn't understand why.
Well, you're not alone!
Figure skating scoring is complicated and can be difficult to understand. Like gymnastics and diving competitions, judging in figure skating is intrinsically subjective. I'm (hopefully) going to simplify it so that you can better understand what you are watching.
Understanding IJS can feel overwhelming. It is a complicated system. Whether you're a skater, parent of skater, coach, or even a fan that wants to understand as about the scoring as they can, my goal is to break it all down for you so that you feel less intimidated by the International Judging System.
In this video, I will review all the basics of IJS from the technical side. I'll help you understand the technical panel. If you are already familiar with IJS, this video can also help refresh your memory and maybe even discover something new.
In this video, I focus on Skating Skills as an IJS component.
Skating skills are defined by overall cleanness and sureness, edge control, and flow over the ice surface. Demonstrated by a command of the skating vocabulary (edges, steps, turns, etc.), the clarity of the technique, and the use of effortless power to accelerate and vary speed.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, it should! This is what Moves in the Field is all about! So, if you ever wondered why Moves is so essential - THIS.IS.WHY!
The Performance Component appears to win more Olympic gold medals than any other component!
Think of this in terms of delivery or the degree to which you deliver a successful performance. This is the life of the composition.
Performance is the involvement of the skater physically, emotionally, and intellectually. IJS demands a rigorous understanding of requirements and criteria for component marking, competitive figure skating programs must allow for the execution of elements while performing a composition for the best overall results component marks are a critical part of that score.
In this video, we're focusing on Interpretation (Timing for Ice Dance).
Think of this in terms of feeling or an emotional reaction to an expressive and detailed performance.
IJS demand a rigorous understanding of requirements and criteria for component marking. Competitive figure skating programs must allow for the execution of elements while performing a composition for the best overall results. Component marks are a critical part of that score.
I'll provide you with important information that will assist you in maximizing your IJS Component Scores.
In this video, we're focusing on Composition. Think of this in terms of program design.
When your program is being choreographed, your choreographer or coach look to hear the movement in your music.
In this video, we're focusing on Transitions.
Think of this in terms of connection, or, All movements that link the elements and program into a whole. This as what connects your program together.
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Hiring an off-ice trainer or coach is a GREAT way to fast-track your progress to get the results you’re looking for safely, quickly, and more easily (and even have a lot of fun along the way).
But the truth is, finding exactly the right trainer, coach, or program for YOU can be pretty confusing. It can also feel a bit intimidating, especially if you’re new to off-ice strength and conditioning.
Inside this guide, you’ll find everything you need to find the right off-ice coach for YOU and YOUR GOALS - on and off the ice!