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There are a few changes being made to the new Dance Step Sequence diagrams. We will have the updated diagrams and videos of a skater performing each sequence loaded here on the website within the next few weeks.

Thank you for your patience. As you can imagine, re-designing the dance steps has been a huge task for the committee and they want to make sure that the diagrams get corrected and are as accurate as possible for you to be able to teach your skaters.

Keep in mind: The dance step sequence patterns are "likely" patterns and that there may be variance in pattern due to the strength of the skaters. The quality, correctness and definition of the edges and turns should be the key point in evaluating the dance step sequences.

The current Certification Test questions have been updated as of July 1, 2014 to include the 2014 Rule Revisions. Before you take any test, you should have a copy of the 2014 ISI Handbook along with the updated 2014 Rule Revisions. Click here to download to download the updated 2014 Rule Revisions.

2014 Update Test- All Professional Members who have passed any level of the ISI Judge Certification Exams prior to July 1, must take and pass the 2014 Update Test to maintain their current certification level. At least 32 correct answers are needed to pass.

If you pass the Bronze / Silver / Gold / Synchro exam after June 30, 2014, you are NOT required to take the 2014 Update Test.

The results for Completed Update Tests are updated weekly on our website.


The following revisions go into effect for all ISI events starting Sept. 1, 2014.

Please click here to download a PDF version of these new 2014 Test & Competition Revisions.

All skaters must use the new test requirements for competitions beginning September 1, 2014, regardless of when they passed the test.


2012 ISI Handbook Corrections

There are several corrections for the new 2012 ISI Handbook. Please make sure you write these corrections in your new book so it will be up to date.

Page 182 – Event Chart

a) Freestyle Duration column – Open Bronze / FS 4 / FS 5 / Open Silver should each be 2:00 (not 2:30)

b) Artistic Duration column – Open Gold / FS 6-10 / Open Platinum should each be 2:00 (not 2:30)

c) Spotlight Duration Column – Open Gold / FS 6-10 / Open Platinum should each be 2:00 (not 2:30)

Page 312 – Solo Compulsory criteria – Please add “General Overall"

ISI professional membership is for directors and instructors/coaches who derive income from performing, teaching or coaching ice skating or hockey.

Professional members enjoy unequaled benefits, such as:

  • Access to the best liability insurance benefits in the industry, featuring more coverage at a lower price
  • Subscriptions to ISI EDGE trade journal, Recreational Ice Skating magazine and ISI eNews
  • Access to ISI educational materials
  • Discounted registration fees for ISI programs and events including the Ice Arena Conference & Trade Show and Ice Arena Institute of Management (iAIM)
  • Free district educational seminars
  • ISI Judge Certification Program
  • Right to register ISI tests for individual skater members

For more information, call (972) 735-8800.


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