Virtual Test Sessions

Virtual Test Session: Summer 2024 Date TBD

Test Chair: Tanya Iannelli – iannellitanya@yahoo.com

Once skater is registered Tanya Iannelli will be in contact with submitting dates and other important information.

These will be held as a Virtual Test Session for self-submitted test videos. Further technical information can be found in USFSA TN 261.

Virtual Test Guidelines

You will need the following documents, please read them closely as there are lots of details and information about how to record, submit and complete the affidavit.
• Virtual Testing Video Recording and Upload Instructions
• Performance Affidavit for Virtual Test Submission
• Video Submission Form
• Name and likeness release and Consent Agreement
• All testers are required to submit a “Permission to Test Form”
Consent Agreement (Embedded into PSC’s online registration)
• Permission to Test (Embedded into PSC’s online registration)

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 affidavit. 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 set forth in USFSA TN 261.

Benefits of the Self Submitted Video Virtual Test Session:

Skater can skate the test as many times as necessary until they get the perfect video to submit.  The video can not contain any re-skates, or re-starts, it must only contain the test session requirements from start to finish, with no stopping or starting of the video. 

Proctor Requirements for Self Submitted Videos

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 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.


  • This is a Test Session. Please dress the part.
  • You must film in landscape mode.   Videos filmed in portrait mode will be rejected.
  • Remember your date and time stamp at the beginning of the video. USFSA requires you to scan a phone or other electronic device. This is to assure that the video meets the 30 day requirement. Videos without an electronic date and time stamp will be rejected
  • 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.
  • Avoid zooming in and out during filming. It’s distracting to the judges
  • Do not film through mesh netting or plexiglass.
  • Put your phone or camera on a tripod. It is really hard to judge while watching a bouncing picture.
  • With a free skate program – start the video a few seconds before the music starts and wait a few seconds after the music stops to cease filming. You want to capture the complete program, beginning to end.
  • 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.
  • If filming on freestyle ice – USFSA states a maximum of 8 people may be on the 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. Videos with skater interference will be rejected.
  • Make sure that objects, people or parts of the rink do not obscure full view of the skater and their feet. We need to see the skater in clear view, head to toe, at all times.
  • 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.

Phone: (781) 294-7575

132 Hobomock Street, Pembroke, MA 02359
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