Welcome to Warwick Figure Skaters 31st Annual Compete USA Competition
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The competition schedule and group information can be retrieved by clickiing on the link below. Please be sure to check back frequently for up-to-date information and schedule changes. NOTE: The start times on the listing include warm ups. Please be sure to arrive at least one hour before your start time, stop at the registration desk and leave your music (if applicable). For music events, make sure you have two copies.
All information for the Compete USA Competition will be posted here. The application can be retrieved by clicking on the link below. The entry deadline was February 22, 2017.
The purpose of the Compete USA competition is to promote a FUN, introductory, competitive experience to our beginner skaters. We encourage all eligible Learn To Skate skaters to compete. You may compete at the last test level PASSED or one level above.
All competitors, please arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to your start time and stop in at the registration desk located at the main entrance of Thayer Arena.
If you have music, please make sure the CD-R is labeled with your full name and event and bring an extra copy. Music will be returned to the registration desk approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the music events so that you may pick up your CD-R. Warwick Figure Skaters will not be responsible for music left behind.
Competition Results and Awards will be located on the right side of the Thayer Arena toward the announcing booth. Awards will be held off ice during the competition as results become available which is approximately 30 minutes after you compete.
Directions to Thayer Arena, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI can be found in the Competition Schedule or CLICK HERE for a map.
Compete USA Competition Additional Information
We have received many questions about the competition and many parents feel their skaters are not ready for competition. We thought that it was best to offer more information in regard to the Basic Skills competition because it really is a FUN experience for our skaters.
The Learn To Skate Element portion of the competition is similar to one of our test sessions for Learn To Skate Badges 1–8. Each Badge level of the competition will consist of a group or flight of three skaters. The skater will be asked to perform the elements as listed on the application. While the skater is performing the elements required there will be three judges assessing the skater. The judges are made up of the coaches from our Learn To Skate program.
Once each skater of the flight is finished, the judge's assessments are brought to the accountants to tally the scores. The scores are calculated and the results are posted. Shortly thereafter, the skaters will be called to the awards area where the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals are awarded. The podium is decorated with balloons and it's a great opportunity to take photos.
Other questions that have been asked is the amount of time the competition takes. The Learn To Skate element portion of the competition starts
at 9:00am and generally ends at 11:00am. The Program and Compulsory portion of the competition starts approx. at 11:00 and ends at 3:00pm. If you have time to stay, the Program and Compulsory events show our younger skaters what skills can be accomplished by continuing through the Learn-to-Skate program.
For attire, you may wear whatever you are comfortable with. For girls, most wear a skating dress or a skirt with a sweater and for boys usually a skating dress shirt and slacks.