Basic Skills Competitions

What is a Basic Skills Competition?

Basic Skills Competitions offer insight into the competitive world of figure skating while focusing on how fun figure skating can be. Skaters compete with their friends and perform the moves they learn in their Basic Skills classes. Perfect for beginner competitors through Preliminary skaters!

  • Skaters of every level in learn-to-skate group classes are eligible to compete, even very beginner skaters. Levels include Snowplow Sam, Basic 1-6, Beginner, High Beginner, Pre-free skate through free skate 1-6, No test Pre-preliminary though Preliminary Test Track and well balanced events, synchronized skating, dance, Showcase, Theater On Ice, and Therapeutic.
  • Skaters compete with elements learned in Basic Skills classes.
  • Skaters may compete with or without music.
  • There is a maximum of four skaters per event.
  • All competitors receive a medal on the podium (a great photo opportunity!).
  • Skaters do not need a private coach to participate, though some might find it helpful.
  • Skaters may compete in current level passed or one level higher, but not in both levels at the same event.

What do I need to Register?

  • Learn to Skate USA membership number
  • Skating level
  • Skater name, address, date of birth
  • Payment

If you have questions about the registration process or if this is a good fit for your skater, please call  617-787-5283 or email

Upcoming Competitions

Boston Basic Skills Competition21st Annual Boston Basic Skills

February 8, 2020
8:00am – 6:30pm

The Skating Club of Boston®
1240 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

2020 Boston Basic Skills Competition Schedule

2020 Boston Basic Skills Competition Announcement


June Cup Challenge Basic Skills Competition

June 8, 2019
11:30am – 6:30pm

Raynham IcePlex
1568 Broadway, Raynham, MA

2019 June Challenge Cup Announcement


2019 Competition Results
2018 Competition Results
2017 Competition Results
2015 Competition Results

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