Adults Skate Too!
Whether it has always been your dream to skate and you are just starting, you are returning to the ice after a long break, or you nsimply never left, there is a place for you! Adult skaters of all ages and levels are encouraged to follow their passion with a myriad of opportunities. From Learn to Skate USA to local competitions and beyond, our adult skaters train, test, and compete all over the world. Whatever your ambition, Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona is here to help you achieve your goals.
U.S. Figure Skating has created a test track specifically for skaters age 21 and over. The Adult Moves in the Field and Freeskate levels begin at Pre-Bronze and go through Adult Gold. Adults can then transition into the Intermediate through Senior testing structure. Ice Dance tests offer an adult standard and a Masters standard (for those skaters age 50 and over), and adult Pairs tests are also available. Skaters who previously have passed figures, moves in the field, or freeskate tests may be allowed to begin at a higher level, as seen in this chart.
Many local competitions offer a variety of adult events, including freeskate, artistic, dance, and pairs. One of the pinnacles of the Adult competitions season is the U.S. Figure Skating Adult Championships, informally called Adult Nationals. Championship level skaters qualify from one of three Sectional events in their freeskate level. Open events are also available to all skaters. The International Skating Union has also begun offering international adult events. Each year in May or June, one event is held in Obertsdorf, Germany. A second North American competition was held for the first time in 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
For More Information...
If you would like more information regarding the Adult Skating program run by U.S. Figure Skating, please visit the Adult Skating Information page.
The Adult Skating Committee is also very active on social media, and can be found on Facebook.
For information on international skating opportunities, please visit the ISU Adult Figure Skating Working Group.