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Types of Tests: Moves in the Field

Posted by Lynda Westlund on November 11, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


MOVES IN THE FIELD Athletes typically begin their testing with the Moves in the Field track. This is because Moves in the Field is considered a “prerequisite” or baseline test series. This means that in order to take a discipline specific test, like free skating or pairs, the skater must first pass the equivalent Moves in the Field test.

Moves in the Field tests the skater’s ability in skating skills. They help athletes to lea...

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What is the TEST structure and why does it matter?

Posted by Lynda Westlund on November 11, 2017 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


If you or your child recently started taking private lessons in figure skating you may have heard from your coach, or other skaters about the test structure, or been told to start working on “moves in the field” or “prepreliminary” or your “first test”. The test structure can be confusing to new skaters, but it is one of the most important parts of figure skating, and will soon become an integral part of your skating lang...

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Club Spotlight

Posted by Lynda Westlund on November 30, 2016 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)



September 2016

by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz, special to U.S. Figure Skating

The Skating Club of Saugerties, located at the Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties, New York, nestled at the base of the Catskill Mountains, is one of five new clubs receiving full status in 2016. When it comes to skating and community events, it has plenty to share.


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Dynamic Warm-up Off Ice

Posted by Lynda Westlund on February 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)


General Warm-Up:

As an athlete, you should do a general warm-up of approximately five minutes. The warm-up

should consist of aerobic activity to increase heart rate, blood flow, muscle temperature, and

breathing rate. Warming up allows muscles to stretch more easily and joints to move more

easily. The following are examples of good general warm-up exercises.

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Warm Up Excercises

Posted by Lynda Westlund on October 30, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Click on the link to find out some great excercises to warm up with .

What's STARS??

Posted by Lynda Westlund on September 23, 2015 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you been hearing the buzz about STARS??

Check it out http/

S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) is a U.S. Figure Skating program designed to standardize testing of the athletic abilities that support development of on ice skills. The goals of S.T.A.R.S. are to promote the athletic development of our athletes and keep them safe and injury ...

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