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Eligibility Rules ISI Competition Participation

1. Competition events are open to any Individual or Professional member of ISI whose membership is current up to and including the end date of the competition. Skaters with a current weSKATE Club registration can participate in Tot, Pre-Alpha and Alpha level events only.

2. All competitors must compete at their highest level passed and comply with all equivalency chart levels. All tests must be registered with the ISI National Office by the testing deadline for each event.

3. All competitors must represent a current ISI Administrative Member rink, club or skating school. It is permissible to represent one Administrative member for individual/partner events and a different Administrative member for team/group events. If less than 5 skaters from your home rink team are participating in a particular competition event, those skaters can choose to represent a different member facility for that competition event.

4. Skaters in Pre Alpha-Delta may not compete in Figure 1, Freestyle 1, Bronze Freestyle, Free Dance 1, Couple 1, Pair 1, or Bronze Pair.

Skaters who have passed Freestyle 1, Bronze Freestyle, Free Dance 1, Figure 1, Couple 1, Pair 1 or Open Pair can no longer compete in Pre-Alpha – Delta events.

5. Any skater wishing to compete in Artistic, Footwork, Interpretive, Spotlight, etc. is still required to pass and register a test level (i.e. Pre-Alpha – Delta, traditional Freestyle or Open Freestyle) to determine the level for those event entries.

If the Open Freestyle tests are passed based on the skater’s current USFS test level, the Pre-Alpha – Delta and traditional Freestyle tests are not required.

6. Members of other organizations are eligible and welcome to compete in ISI competitions as long as they are Individual Members of ISI and have all their ISI tests passed and registered with the ISI National Office. USFS members must also be a current ISI member and register ISI tests up to and including the equivalent chart test level below for traditional Freestyle events or follow the new Open Freestyle chart equivalents.

For requirements of the minimum ISI test level on which USFS skaters must compete, see chart below:

USFS skater who has passed

May compete in ISI no lower than***

Pre Preliminary

Freestyle 3 / Open Bronze


Freestyle 4 / Open Silver


Freestyle 4 / Open Silver


Freestyle 6 / Open Gold


Freestyle 6 / Open Gold


Freestyle 8 / Open Platinum


Freestyle 8 / Open Platinum


Freestyle 8 / Open Platinum

Adult Pre-Bronze

Freestyle 2 / Open Bronze

Adult Bronze

Freestyle 3 / Open Bronze

Adult Silver

Freestyle 4 / Open Silver

Adult Gold Freestyle 5 / Open Gold

* These are minimum requirements. Coaches should check the skaters’ program content to decide the best level for crossover competition events.

USFS skater who has passed the entire Dance Test below:

May compete in ISI no lower than:

Preliminary Dance

Dance 3

Pre Bronze Dance

Dance 4

Bronze Dance

Dance 5

Pre Silver Dance

Dance 6

Silver Dance

Dance 7

Pre Gold Dance

Dance 9

Gold Dance

Dance 10


7. Skaters are expected to compete at their true ability level and to uphold ethical standards. All entry forms must be signed by a current ISI Professional member to verify the correct test level.

8. Females and males are separated in most technical events, but may be combined in Artistic, Dance, Figures, Footwork, Interpretive, Jump & Spin, Rhythmic, Solo Compulsories, Spotlight, Stroking, Surprise and team events.

9. All ISI competitions use the first day of the competition as the age cut-off for grouping individual skaters and the previous July 1 of the current competition season (July 1 – June 30) for synchronized team events.

Synchronized teams competing in the ISI World Team Championships event remain “legal” from July 1 of the previous year.

10. As a reward for their achievement, all skaters who have passed any level 9 or 10 test in Freestyle, Couple, Pair, Dance, Free Dance or Figures are entitled to one complimentary first event entry at each ISI national event.

11. Vocal music is permitted for all ISI competition events. There is no penalty for skating under any prescribed program duration time.