Since 1999, the NAFSC has hosted our annual Snowflake Skate Basic Skills Competition at the Family Ice Arena. Held each winter in January or February, this is a fun and wonderful opportunity for skaters to show their skills in their home rink. The competition is warm and friendly and every one receives and award.
The Snowflake Skate competition is open to all skaters who are current eligible members of either the USFSA Basic Skills Program (at NAFSC or another club) and/or are full members of US Figure Skating. All Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills skaters through Basic 8 must skate at highest level passed or one level higher and no official US Figure Skating tests may have been passed including MIF or individual dances. For the Free Skate Program events, eligibility will be based only upon highest free skate test level passed and skaters may test at highest level passed or one level higher but not both levels in the same event during the same competition.
The following events are examples of what is offered (please note that they are subject to change each year):
- Basic Element (no music) and Programs with Music for Snowplow Sam 1-Basic 8
- Compulsory and Program events for Free Skate 1-6
- Test Track and Well Balanced Compulsory Moves for Beginner, High Beginner, No Test, Pre-Preliminary and Preliminary
- Test Track Free Skate for Beginner, High Beginner, Pre-Preliminary, and Preliminary
- Well Balanced Program Free Skate for No Test, Pre-Preliminary, and Preliminary
- Solo Pattern Dance for Preliminary (Canasta Tango & Rhythm Blues) and Pre-Bronze (Cha Cha & Swing)
- Adult Events (compulsories, Adult 1-6 free skate, pre-bronze and Bronze)
- Beginner Synchronized Skating (Beginner 1, 2, 3)
mark your calendars! The 2018 snowflake skate competition will be held on sunday, february 11, 2018.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SKATED, VOLUNTEERED, COACHED, CHEERED ON, ETC. FOR THE 2017 SNOWFLAKE SKATE COMPETITION! IT WAS A GREAT DAY AND LOTS OF FUN!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE JUDGES/OFFICIALS WHO BRAVED THE STORMS FOR US!
THANK YOU TO DARRELL LEIGHTON, CHAIR OF THE 2017 SNOWFLAKE SKATE BSC FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK IN MAKING THIS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 2018 EVENT!