*This information may be subject to change

CLUB TESTS   STAR 6 – Gold Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Artistic 

               NONE SCHEDULED at the time                  

*All Test Applications for CLUB tests are to be submitted On-line. Please go to http://www.coastregistry.com/tests/bccoast to apply for a test.

 

CENTRALIZED TESTS
– *Diamond Dance
–  STAR 6 – Gold Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Artistic

Date

ONLINE due date

Saturday
March 14, 2020
Richmond – Connaught Skating Club

Saturday 
February 22, 2020

 All Test Applications for Centralized tests are to be submitted On-line. Please go to http://www.coastregistry.com/tests/bccoast to apply for a test.

 If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Chong, VSC Test Coordinator at et.chong@hotmail.com Phone: 604-985-8147

**Please take note of this Test Chair information since you will need it to complete your test application.**

Test Information

Skaters can go through the Skate Canada Test program in several areas:

  • Freeskate
  • Skills
  • Dance
  • Artistic

It takes many years of hard work to complete all the test levels.

STAR 1 – 5 Test Program

Coaches evaluate their own skaters for tests at the STAR 1 – 5 Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Artistic levels. This is done on regular lesson ice. The coach will tell the skater when the test will be done and how to go about applying and paying for it.

Club Tests

Club tests are done on club ice and are evaluated by a judge during a designated test session.  Skaters can take STAR 6 to Gold Level Freeskate, Skills, Dance and Artistic level tests but only if the test session is approved by the BC Coast Region Test Committee and there is a judge available.

Skaters have to apply for their test(s) on-line on the BC Coast Region Test Registry when a coach tells them that they are ready to test.

Centralized Tests

Centralized tests include all of the tests mentioned under Club tests, along with Diamond Dances. These tests are done on Centralized test days at a rink in the BC Coast Region area and are evaluated by a judge.

*All DIAMOND dance tests have to be evaluated at a Centralized test day.

Skaters apply for their test(s) on-line using the BC Coast Region Test Registry.

Tests done at Competitions

Certain competitions allow particular tests to be done. There will be two different panels of judges watching the skater at the same time while the program is being skated.  One will be judging the skater for the competition, and the other will evaluate the skater using test criteria. This usually requires that the skater competes at a level above what she/he has already passed. This is called “skating up”.

Please follow the directions in the Competition Announcement on how to register for a test.

Test Results

Skaters will know if they passed or need to retry their test(s) by the end of the test day. Coaches will review the test marks and comments with the skater. The skater will receive a copy of their test paper – please keep the test paper in a safe spot at home, since the paper may be needed in the future to prove that a skater has passed the test.  The club Test Chair (Assessment Coordinator) will be forwarding test results to Skate Canada for their records.

If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Chong, VSC Test Chair (Assessment Coordinator): et.chong@hotmail.com

 

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