Test Day Etiquette & Conduct
1. Check the approximate time of your test( s) BEFORE test day. Generally at a test day, the skater should arrive at the rink at least 45 minutes before the scheduled test time. This will give enough time to the skater to warm-up off the ice and to prepare mentally for the test.
2. A skater's coach will advise as to an appropriate outfit for the specific test.
3. When you arrive at the rink, check in with your coach so she/he knows you are present and ready to go.
4. When the skater first steps on the ice, it will be for a short on-ice warm-up.
5. Following the warm-up, the skater will perform for the evaluator. The evaluator will note the results and make comments on the test sheet. Once the Test Chair has recorded the result, and the summary sheet is signed by the evaluator, the test sheet will be handed to the skater. Skaters should always discuss the evaluator's feedback with their coach as soon as possible following the evaluation. If your test is unsuccessful, there is always next time. Evaluators are also often available for questions during a break or at the end of the test session.
6. Be courteous to other skaters waiting to try tests. Don't be noisy or run up and down the stairs, or in the stands. Please be quiet as possible while waiting to go on the ice.
7. If you go to another arena to try a test (freeskate, interpretive or you use Dance music other than Skate Canada Series 8), make sure you have your music and a back-up tape of CD. Music is your responsibility.
8. Make sure you have cleaned your skates and laces, and you have a clean pair of tights with no holes or runs in them. Your hair should be neat and off you face. Appearance is important!
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