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Learn to SkateThe weSKATE Ice Skating Institute (ISI) Recreational Skating Program:
Starting to SkateThe weSKATE Learn-to-Skate Program consists of the following test levels:
Very young children require special classes with instruction given in a fun – rather than a more formal – atmosphere. These tests are specifically designed for beginning skaters age 5and under. Test maneuvers are broken down into smaller parts so they can be easily learned and mastered. Fun – along with easy success and accomplishments – are the keys to any Tot level class.
Pre-Alpha to Delta
These beginning-level tests are for skaters of all ages. This step-by-step progression of skills makes learning fun, and fast! Once the skater begins to build on the basics, the sky is the limit! It’s important to master these skating “basics” before moving on to higher levels of achievement.
After completion of the introductory learn-to-skate levels, recreational skaters may progress to the Figure Skating Levels.
weSKATE Figure Skating program test levelsFreestyle 1-10
Beginning with half-rotation jumps and basic spins all the way up to triple jumps and flying spins, your skating skill level will improve at every step.
Open Freestyle Bronze-Platinum
This new addition to the testing program opens up many more opportunities for skaters at all Freestyle levels. It’s great for a USFS skater who wishes to compete in local, district or national ISI events; current ISI skaters who might be stuck between levels but still want to advance while performing new maneuvers; and adult skaters who might not be strong enough on a required maneuver in the traditional Freestyle 1-10 test levels but still want to advance and compete.
Competitions / Shows / Exhibitions
Any skater who can pass any level of ISI test is eligible and encouraged to participate in a local, district and/or ISI national competition event. These events are so much fun that many young people and adults alike come back year after year to participate, meet new friends and improve the new skills they’ve learned.
All ISI competition events encourage “participation, not elimination.” Every skater in every event receives a medal or award, and all skaters receive team points to help their rink team’s overall score.