The Advanced Program includes instruction and testing in Free Skate, Moves in the Field, and Dance in accordance with U.S. Figure Skating guidelines and disciplines. The testing levels for these disciplines are listed in the Advanced Skater Test Record. For registering during contract ice periods, skaters can refer to the Session Level Requirements to know in what level – Low, Intermediate, or High – they should be in.
Before members can skate in the Advanced Program, they must pass certain Learn to Skate tests and be approved either by the Learn to Skate Director or a private coach. As an Advanced skater, they must contract individually with a primary or secondary coach, schedule their ice time with their coach’s guidance, and pay their coaching fees. Typically, during a 45-minute ice session, a coach will work with her skaters in 15-minute increments.
Costs for skating in the Advanced Program include the annual member fee, ice time the skater signs up for, and the coaching fee charged by their primary coach. Other optional costs may include testing and competition fees, outfits, skates, and accessories.