Virtual Testing

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Virtual Test Session Tips & Requirements

  • This is a Test Session. Please dress the part.

  • Videos should be recorded horizontally, and will be returned without a refund if they don't meet the requirements. 

  • Label your videos and forms properly.

  • Remember your date and time stamp at the beginning of the video. Scan the wall clock in the rink or hold up a phone. This is to assure that the video meets the 30 day requirement.

  • Remember to announce the skater and test at the beginning of the video. Either verbally, or hold up a piece of paper with the skater name and test written on it. The judges need to verify who they are judging.

  • Video quality matters. Judges don’t want to watch a poor quality video with a lot of interference. Their scores will reflect the quality of your video.

  • Do not film through mesh netting or plexiglass.

  • A MITF test must be skated with NO stopping or starting. There should be a maximum of 10 seconds between moves.

  • Get the whole skater in the frame. We need to see your feet as well as your face. At all times.

  • Zoom in gently to see the skater, do not zoom in and out repeatedly.

  • If filming on freestyle ice – avoid interference from other skaters. You do NOT want another skater to skate between the tester and the camera. The skater cannot receive credit for what the judges cannot see.

  • Avoid background noise on Moves tests. No background music. No interfering conversations. Do not talk during filming.

  • For free skate tests – make sure the test music can be heard clearly on the video.

  • Watch your video before and after upload. Make sure it uploads in landscape mode and that the complete video uploads with a minimum quality of 720P.

  • Follow the instructions to create a link to the test video and submit it to Support@Forestwoodskatingclub.com before 11:59 the day before the deadline. 

  • Proctors CAN NOT be your training mates, parents friends, etc. They must be impartial. 

VIRTUAL TEST SESSION -August 20, 2021

Must have all required forms below:

1. Instructions for video submission

2. Performance Affidavits 

3. Name and Likeness Consent Form 

What is Virtual Testing?

Click Here to Register

Please note: Please take special care to make sure your submitted test is of the skating caliber and quality that you can be proud of.

Your Responsibilities are:

Testers will be responsible for arranging their own ice, their own videographer and their own proctor. They will be responsible for assuring that their video submission meets all of the standards set forth in USFSA TN 261. They are responsible for uploading their own video and forms to a shareable link. There will be no refund of testing fees for missing the video submission deadline. There will be no refund of testing fees should your video be rejected for not meeting the standards. 

Proctor Requirements:

Per USFSA TN 261, the proctor must be an impartial person of authority (i.e., rink management, skating school director or local skating official) but may NOT be a coach/choreographer who has worked with the athlete, training mate or a parent/guardian (of the athlete, coach or any training mates).

 

Example ~ Testing Skater has the following coaches:

Hannah Head Coach

Sally Spin Coach

Johnny Jump Coach

Kenny Choreographer

Donna Dance Coach

Molly Moves Coach

Any other skater coached by any of these coaches is considered a training mate. Any parent or coach associated with a training mate cannot be an impartial proctor.

Questions? Email Forestwood