Competing

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 events.

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 indicate.

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.

Qualifications

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 good standing.

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 rulebook.

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