I would like to follow up with the details what I discussed during Saturday, June 9th FWISC meeting. Lots of changes coming up in US Figure Skating structure, all information you can find on http://www.usfsa.org/.

See Skating Director items covered below:

2018-2019 Season

  • Freeskate Test requirements (skaters have an option to test with minimum test requirements to maximum competition chart requirements) at their option!
  • Moves in the Field test will be slightly modified in about 2-3 years (USFS working on it)
  • Excel Free Skate chart (effect September 1st of 2018)
    • Juvenile – Senior 6.0 or IJS (per skater choice)
    • Excel will replace Test Track
    • 2019 EGL will provide Excel levels
  • Competition Task Force – details file attached (effect QL level skaters only) file attached

cut it short, details below:

2019-2020 Season

  • National Qualifying Series
    • A National Qualifying Series (NQS) will be created by linking together already existing non-qualifying competitions that fall between June 1st – September 15th annually.
    • Six singles athletes with the highest score, in each level, in each section, would receive an automatic advancement (treated as a “bye”) to their respective sectional event; the three pairs and dance teams with the highest score, in each level, nationwide, would receive an automatic advancement to their respective U.S. Final event, held in conjunction with one of the three sectional singles events.
    • Regionals
    • Sectionals – FINALS
    • Top 4 advance to National Camp
    • Regionals
    • Sectionals- FINALS
    • Top 4 advance to National Camp
  • US NATIONAL Championship
    • Junior/Senior + 2 top Novice in Singles Ladies/Men compete with Juniors
    • Juvenile-Novice (Singles/Pairs/Dance) Top 4 National CAMP
  • FWISC skaters NEW opportunity “Theater On Ice” – details attached
    • Short Term Goal: compete @ TOI Nationals
    • Long Term Goal: compete Internationally
    • All level skaters are WELCOME!
    • Levels determine by Moves in the Field test
  •  2019 Midwestern Sectional
    • November 13-17, 2018
    • All days tickets- $45
    • Day pass – $20
    • Volunteers NEEDED
  • All FWISC skaters or members will have to purchase tickets to watch events
  • For every 6 volunteer hours – daily ticket ($20) will be provided
  • Medical Certified staff needed – if you know someone or you are in the medical field
    • please email LOC Chair Alena Lunin at alunin@icesports.com.  We need your help!
    • All Days Pass ($45) will be provided for Medical Certified Staff (minimum 6 hours shift)

Few very IMPORTANT notes that you don’t want to miss, please take your time to read.

  • 2018 June, July, August Calendars – attached below for your convenience.
  • August 24-26th of 2018 we will have Battle of the Blades local competition
  • Summer Camps
    • Registration link https://www.icesports.com/fortwayne/figure-skating-camps.aspx
    • I can’t stress enough how summer camps are important for your skater! Amount of training skaters receive on the daily basics through on ice & office classes and freestyle is so valuable for them. Multi-camp discounts available (1st week- full price, 2nd week-10% off, 3rd week-20% off, 4-5-6 week-30%).
  • Remaining camp weeks:
    • June 25-29
    • July 9-13
    • July 23-27
    • Jul 30-Aug 3
  • It would be so helpful if you will email Alena Lunin alunin@icesports.com and notify what weeks your skater planning to attend, it will help me to plan camp coaches accordingly.

Academy/Bridge Newsletter includes:

  • 2018 Schedule
  • 2018 Camps
  • Camp discounts
  • Payment Plan

US Figure Skating Pipeline

  • Explains figure skating programs and developments

Skate your BEST and have FUN!

Have a great 2018-2019 Season!

Alena Lunin

Skating Director

SportOne/Parkview Icehouse

Canlan Ice Sports-Fort Wayne

O: (260) 387-6614 ext.108

Fax: (260) 387-6658


Click here for Competition Task Force Details

Click here for Excel Free Skate Requirements

Click here for TOI Details


Click here for June Calendar

Click here for July Calendar

Click here for August Calendar