Introduced in 1999, and continuing to grow every year, the Michigan High School Skating series offers great opportunities for skaters to participate in team sports and to be part of their school's athletic program. Starting with 10 teams and a single competition in 1999, the 2014 series has 39 teams and 19 competitions.
For State Championships, we will be using the 2013-2014 Test Track Levels and Descriptions, not the 2012-2013 as erroneously indicated in the original announcement. A corrected announcement and a link to the descriptions is shown below. Also please note that for the Showcase events, for the event called "Artistic Duet", we will allow duets or trios to perform. Please remember that your registrations and fees for State Championships must be in by Mar 1. For the Team events at States, for those elements that have different requirements for Comp 1/2/3, you can use any element that would have been ok at ANY of the 3 District events. Final Season Points Standings. Because of the large number of teams that will be at States this year, we are hoping to run "qualifying rounds" for the Team Events - to make that happen we might need to have some team practice ice sessions on Saturday -- if your team would be willing to use a Saturday team PI session, please email me to let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Mar 22/23 2014||East Lansing|
|Oct 1 2013||Team Entry Form & Deposit Due|
|Nov 15 2013||Regular Season Fees Due|
|Mar 1 2014||State Champs Entry & Fees Due|
High School Figure Skaters in Michigan compete in 6 Districts, each composed of 6-12 teams. Each school may field any or all of "A", "B", and "C" level teams, which compete separately. The "A" teams have the most difficult elements, "C" teams have the least difficult. Teams participate in 3 initial-round competitions within their own District, then the victors from each district meet in a final State Championship Competition in March.
The initial-round competitions in each district are Team Compulsory competitions. At these competitions, there are 3 events at each level - a Jumps event, a Spins event, and a Moves event. Each event has 4 "elements" - elements are performed by a single skater from each team, in team rotation. Each competition lasts about 4 hours, and teams compete against other teams within their own district to earn a position in the State Championship competition.
The 2-day State Championship offers a final Team event in the same format as described above. It also offers a large variety of "Individual" events such as freeskating, dance, and showcase which allow skaters to earn State Individual medals.