Rye FSC Test Applications and Guidelines
• Click here to apply for a Rye FSC test session.
• Rye FSC Home Club and Associate Members should apply as Members. Guests should apply as Non-Members.
• You must renew your membership for the 2020-2021 season before applying for a test.
• You must notify the Test Chair if a coach other than the one stated on your application will be coaching you at the test session. Their credentials need to be checked in advance or they will not be allowed to coach you at the session.
• Associate Members and Guests - You must upload your Home Club Permission form along with your application or your application will not be complete
• Test fees are non-refundable. There will not be any credit or refund given for missed or cancelled tests except for the case of an injury when a doctor's note is provided. If you withdraw from a test session and qualify for a refund/credit (such as if it is due to a medical reason and a doctor's note is provided), there will be a $5.00 Processing Fee. If you submit an application incorrectly (such as applying for the wrong test or wrong test date) and the application needs to be corrected, there will be a $5.00 Processing Fee.
•If you are taking more than one test at a test session, and taking the second test is contingent on the results of the first test, you will not receive a credit or refund for the second test if you are unable to take it because you do not pass the first one.
• If you are placed on a wait list for a test session, you will be informed about a week before the test. If we cannot accommodate your test, you will receive a full refund.
Test Session Rules
By submitting your test application, you are confirming that you (or your parent if you are under the age of 18) have read and accept the following rules:
Applications will be processed on a 1st-come-1st served basis. Priority will be given to Rye FSC Home Club members, then Associate Members, and then Guests. Test sessions may be filled even prior to the application deadline. Skaters will be notified approximately one week after the application deadline if they are on the waitlist.
Test fees are non-refundable. There will not be any credit or refund given for missed or cancelled tests except for the case of an injury when a doctor's note is provided or in the case of a mandated quaratine due to Covid-19. If you are requesting a refund because you were instructed to quarantine due to Covid-19, you must provide a letter from the Department of Health or your school.
If you withdraw from a test session and qualify for a refund/credit (such as if it is due to a medical reason and a doctor's note is provided), there will be a $5.00 Processing Fee.
If you submit an application incorrectly (such as applying for the wrong test or wrong test date) and the application needs to be corrected, there will be a $5.00 Processing Fee.
If a coach other than the one listed on this application will put you on at the test session, you must inform the Test Chair in advance of the test so the coach’s credentials can be checked.
If your coach is not compliant with USFS requirements for coaches, including SafeSport and CER credits, they will not be allowed to coach at the test session as per USFS rules.
If you do not submit an Risk Acknowledgement Acknolwedgement (RFA) on time the morning of the test session, you may not be allowed at the rink, and you will forfeit your test application fees. The same policy applies to your coach. If s/he does not submit it on time, they may not be allowed to coach you at the rink the day of the test.
If you are taking more than one test at a test session, and taking the second test is contingent on the results of the first test, you will not receive a credit or refund for the second test if you are unable to take it because you do not pass the first one.
Information regarding the test session is communicated via email. Information about test times and schedule will be emailed to the email address on your application approximately three days prior to the test session.
The Hospitality Fee is used to defray the costs of hospitality for the judges, a small gift for the judges and volunteers and a partial reimbursement of travel expenses for judges.
Test Sessions are subject to change of date and/or time.
Submitting Test Credit from an IJS Competition
U.S. FIGURE SKATING IJS PROTOCOL for TEST CREDIT – INFORMATION OVERVIEW
In accordance with Rules TR 3.00, 4.01 and 4.02, athletes may receive credit for meeting minimum scores at any competition held under the International Judging System (IJS). The athlete must “skate-up” to the event they are seeking test credit for, in addition to having already passed any prerequisites prior to the competition event.
Singles Free Skate: Open Juvenile, Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Senior
Adult Gold Pairs Free Skate: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Senior
Free Dance: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Senior
Click on the links above to see the required minimum scores for each level and event.
FOR RYE FSC HOME CLUB SKATERS
YOU ACHIEVED THE MINIMUM SCORES FOR RECEIVING TEST CREDIT FOR A COMPETITION EVENT YOU “SKATED UP” IN. NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?
STEP 1: At the competition, go to the registration/information desk and ask for a “Test Credit Packet” which includes the documents listed below. This MUST be requested on-site, and will not be available after the competition ends. Take a picture of all documents for safe-keeping. As a courtesy, ask the competition for the packet within one hour of your event ending.
Documents needed / included in the Test Credit Packet:
1. A copy of the overall event results, that lists all of the skaters, in addition to the names of the Technical Controller and Event Referee. This is to prove the skater actually skated in the event.
2. Your individual protocol.
3. Your Test Credit Skater Report, generated by the accountant. This has your name, your scores and verifies you achieved a passing result.
IMPORTANT: Before you leave the competition, check your packet and be sure you have ALL three of the correct documents. If you do not, please ask to speak with the accountant to obtain them.
STEP 2: Obtain a written statement from your coach verifying that the above documents are true and valid.
Click here to obtain the form that your coach must complete.
STEP 3: Scan and send all of these documents in one email to the Test Chair at
RyeFSCTest@gmail.com, and ask that your test is recorded with USFS.
STEP 4: Take the following steps to submit your payment:
• Go to your account on EntryEeze and click on the “Test Sessions” tab.
• Proceed to Register for a Test
• Select the IJS Protocol Submission
• Complete the registration and pay the $25 fee
Test fees are non-refundable. If you submit an application incorrectly (such as applying for the wrong test or wrong test date) and the application needs to be corrected, there will be a $5.00 Processing Fee.
Your request to register your test will not be processed until your $25 payment and all of the documents in Steps 1 and 2 have been received by the Test Chair. If you have any questions, email the Test Chair at
Virtual Test Session Information
Rye FSC currently offers virtual test sessions with video submission. Associate Members and Guests are accommodated if space permits. If a test session is closed to applications, contact the Test Chair at RyeFSCTest@gmail.com to see if your test can be accommodated.
Information for Parents and Skaters:
Apply for a test session through EntryEeze by the application deadline.
Arrange a time to video your test with your coach. It should be when there are very few other skaters on the ice. There will need to be a videographer (who can be your coach) and proctor at your test. Make sure you bring a blank affidavit form so it can be completed at your test.
After your test, your coach will provide you with a copy of the video and affidavit. Make sure the affidavit is complete before uploading it. Skaters sign as the "Athlete" even if they are under 18.
Skaters and parents (if the skater is under 18) should complete the Name and Likeness Release and Consent Agreement (Release). Skaters should complete their part even if they are under 18.
Follow the instructions in the Video Upload and Sharing document to upload your video, affidavit and Release into one "folder". After you upload it, re-check the orientation and the size of the video.
Follow the instructions in the Video Upload and Sharing document share this folder with the Test Chair. Please do this as soon as possible, but no later than the video submission deadline.
Do not text, email or air-drop the video at any point in the process or it will condense the video and will be rejected by the judges. A refund will not be given.
The results will be emailed to you and your coach within approximately 7-10 days after the video submission deadline.
Priority is given to Home Club Members, then Associate Members, and then Guests (if space permits). Each group is then prioritized based on their application submission dates. Associate Members and Guests must upload their Home Club Permission For on EntryEeze when they apply.
The USFS "28 day rule" applies. The test session date is the video submission date.
Application fees are non-refundable. If you cannot submit your video on time due to a medical reason and want to be considered for a credit or refund, contact the Test Chair at RyeFSCTest@gmail.com.
Information for Coaches and Videographers:
Coaches should arrange the ice time, videographer and proctor for the skater's test.
Information on how to video the skater and who qualifies to be a proctor can be found in the USFS Technical Notification 261, Virtual Testing Video Requirements and the Q & A. Please make sure to look at all three documents as there is relevant information from USFS in each one.
There are very specific requirements for videoing the skater. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the rejection of the video and test application fees will not be refunded.
When providing the video to your skater or their parent, you must upload it and share it using a sharing platform such as Google Drive. Do not text, email or air-drop the video at any point in the process or it will condense the video and will be rejected by the judges. A refund will not be given.
If you are going to share the test folder with the Test Chair instead of with your skater/parent, please follow the instructions in the Video Upload and Sharing document.
Additional information on virtual testing can be found on the USFS Webinar and Powerpoint.