Before the Performance
- Skaters should arrive at the rink one hour before their scheduled time. This not only gives the skater time to warm up properly and prepare mentally without feeling rushed, but ensures she/he is ready if things are running ahead of schedule.
- Coaches will advise skaters about what to wear. Some prefer competition clothing (if available), while others say regular practice wear is fine. A warm-up jacket and gloves are acceptable for warming up, but must be removed for the actual test unless the temperature in the arena prohibits it.
- A schedule will be posted by the doors outside the ice surface.
- Skaters will have a chance for a short warm-up before the testing begins.
- Test sheets will be completed by the evaluator and distributed to the skaters after all of the paperwork has been checked and signed. The test sheet will indicate if the skater has passed or must retry and will contain comments from the evaluator. Please be aware that it sometimes takes two or more attempts to pass a test.
- The evaluator’s feedback should be discussed with the skater's coach as soon as possible.