As a member of the GGBFSC, you will
be able to participate in many kinds of skating competitions.
Competitions sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating are held throughout
the year in rinks across the country, with events in freestyle,
pairs, ice dancing, synchronized team skating, and artistic.
Skaters may elect to participate in any or in all types of
Competition allows a skater to
perform in appropriate groups according to age and skating level
before a panel of judges. Individual skaters within the groups are
then placed in a numerical placement order as the judges' results
Usually the top 3 to 5 skaters in
each group will receive medals or awards. Skaters may also compete
in different events if available, such as spins, free skate,
compulsory, moves-in-the-field, dance, artistic, etc.
GGBFSC sponsors its own annual
competition, Skate Green Bay, in August. One of the unique aspects
of our competition is an event called the artistic recall in which
skaters are judged on strictly aesthetic appeal by a panel of
judges from the art, music, and entertainment community.
It's important to keep your GGBFSC
membership up to date, because in order to enter any
USFSA-sanctioned competition, you must be a member of the USFSA in
good standing and have the permission of your home club.
Every competition entry form must
be signed by a club officer to confirm that you are a member in
Being in "good standing" includes
being up to date in ice payments and service hours. (Competition
applications can be obtained from the skating coaches or at the
club bulletin board at the rink.)
There are also age and test
qualifications for some events. Discuss these requirements with
your coach, or consult the competition entry form and USFSA