Michigan High School Skating Series
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.
Results, Pictures, and Season Points Standings
- 2013 Season Points Standings - after Feb 23 2013 Alpena
- All Competition Results and Pictures
- Past Years Final Standings
News and Updates (click for more)
- Michigan High School skaters, the SCHEDULE for MI Dist 6 HS Competition at Royal Oak is now published (posted Dec 04)
- Miichigan High School Skaters: the Announcement and Dates are now posted. Sorry so late - totally my fault, not Dorothy's. Looking forward to a great season though! (posted Nov 25)
Quicklist of 2014 Season Competition Locations
|Dist 1||Dist 2||Dist 3|
|Comp 1||Fri/Dec 13: Farmington Hills||Wed/Dec 11: Southgate||Tue/Dec 17: Hartland||Comp 2||Mon/Jan 13: Farmington Hills||Tue/Jan 14: Trenton||Fri/Jan 17: City Arena||Comp 3||Wed/Feb 12: Farmington Hills||Sun/Feb 9: Southgate||Wed/Feb 19: Pt Huron|
|Dist 4||Dist 5||Dist 6|
|Comp 1||Sat/Dec 14: Alpena||Sat/Dec 14: Kalamazoo||Thu/Dec 5: Royal Oak||Comp 2||Sun/Jan 19: Traverse City||Sun/Feb 2: Ann Arbor||Thu/Jan 9: Detroit SC||Comp 3||Sat/Feb 22: Midland||Sun/Feb 23: Chelsea||Tue/Feb 4: Dearborn|
Key Documents and Dates
About the Series
High School Figure Skaters in Michigan compete in 5 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. An "Invitational Competition" is also offered each year which is optional and is in the same format but is open to teams from any District. No points are earned toward State Championships.
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.