Special days are set aside to try Skate Canada skating tests for Junior, Intermediate and Senior skaters. In the Preliminary and Junior Bronze levels, test days are run on our own ice time in our own arenas. Senior Bronze to Gold level tests are tried are various clubs in the area on set dates. There are two or three test days scheduled during the regular skating season. The skater's coach(es) generally determines whether or not the skater is ready to test and submit the skater's name to the Test Chairman.
Preliminary through Sr. Bronze test at Low Test and Jr. Silver through Diamond test at High Test with the exception of Interpretives which are always tested at High Test. Under extenuating circumstances, and if the evaluator is qualified, special permission can sometimes be obtained to test a particular test at the other test day (e.g., Jr. Bronze level skater testing with a professional male partner may receive permission to test at a high test day to facilitate travel/mileage for the partner).
Test fees apply for all Skate Canada evaluations. These fees are necessary to cover the cost of ice rental and other expenses incurred for the test day.
There is a separate charge for each test evaluated, an administration fee, and if applicable, dance partnering fees. Each skater will be billed by the Test Chairman for the tests submitted by their coach and must pay, in full, all fees prior to testing. Members and parents are reminded that skaters must be in good standing of their home club (i.e. no outstanding fees, dues or other monies owed to the club) in order to be eligible to test.
Each club is required to submit their list of requested evaluations 3 weeks prior to the test, and must confirm their final list of evaluations 2 weeks prior to the test. ALL TESTS LISTED ON THE FINAL LIST WILL BE BILLED AND MUST BE PAID IN FULL REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE SKATER PERFORMS THE TEST OR NOT. All coaches and skaters are reminded that after the final list has been submitted to the Test Chairman of the host club, when a skater or coach determines that the skater is not ready or not able to test and opts not to attend the evaluation, the test submitted is recorded as a “Retry” by Skate Canada, and the club incurs costs separate from those billed to the skater.
Please contact the Test Chairman for further information.
Test Day Information for Parents