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    it's olympic season :D bethissoawesome's Avatar
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    Ah! Testing coming up!

    I have my Senior MIF test this Wednesday. The nervousness is really sinking in. Does anyone else have any tests coming up soon?

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    I am testing prelim free in Aug. Not scary though.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

    The best advice I can give is to be confidant and skate with attitude and confidence as if you are Michelle Kwan........

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    it's olympic season :D bethissoawesome's Avatar
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    Good luck to you too!

    I'm just hoping to get this one over with as soon as possible so I can take the FS and be done with testing, then decide what to do!

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    Be really, really nervous until Wednesday, then on Wednesday your body will be so sick and tired of being nervous that you won't be nervous anymore, LOL! Good luck!

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    I will give you the same advice given to me before I passed my Senior MIF last month: "presentation, presentation, presentation." The judges expect to see a senior level skater on the ice. They want to enjoy the test performance.
    While practicing my Senior moves, I played the same music over and over. When I tested, I had the music in my head and just "skated" to it with a big smile on my face.

    Skate well!

    So, is this you 15th test over these past two years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess-ice View Post
    So, is this your 15th test over these past two years?
    I've been corrected. I didn't realize that you hadn't begun the testing process until December 2007. Wow, you must have amazing energy and endurance!

    I took my first moves test in 2002, and have passed Senior MIF and Juvenile FS -- 12 tests in six years. You truly have me amazed!

    Have you video-taped any of your test sessions? I didn't tape my Senior MIF session, and now I regret it, because so many people have asked me that same question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess-ice View Post
    I've been corrected. I didn't realize that you hadn't begun the testing process until December 2007. Wow, you must have amazing energy and endurance!

    I took my first moves test in 2002, and have passed Senior MIF and Juvenile FS -- 12 tests in six years. You truly have me amazed!

    Have you video-taped any of your test sessions? I didn't tape my Senior MIF session, and now I regret it, because so many people have asked me that same question.
    I've actually never taped any of my testing sessions, because I've never been worried about failing the tests I've taken so far. Something just seems nerve racking about this one though... probably just because it has "senior" stamped in front of it. I've traveled around a bit for testing too to get them over with. When I took my first tests, I felt so silly because my skating level was so high above the required elements (I've basically been skating at a senior level testing wise since I took my first test instead of taking them as I got better). Because of my age, I can only really be competitive in seniors. I'm too old for juniors.

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    question?

    Quote Originally Posted by bethissoawesome View Post
    Because of my age, I can only really be competitive in seniors. I'm too old for juniors.
    Wow! This just shows how much I don't know. I didn't know you could age out of junior in the US system. What are the age limits for Novice and Junior? I'm pretty sure it's 15 for Intermediate and 12 for Juvenile, but for some reason, I thought after Novice, any age was allowed. Thanks. JW

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    Per Don Korte's Figure Skating Website, there are no age limits for Novice, Junior or Senior.

    http://www.sk8stuff.com/f_rules/sing...ligibility.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by just wondering View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's 15 for Intermediate and 12 for Juvenile, but for some reason, I thought after Novice, any age was allowed. Thanks. JW
    Intermediate is under 18 years, and Juvenile is under 13 years. See website link posted in my post immediately above.
    Last edited by Ptichka; 07-22-2008 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Merge posts

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    ^^ Thanks!
    JW

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    At the rink. Again. mskater93's Avatar
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    I think the OP means that even if she were to do well at Regionals/Sectionals/Nationals as a Junior, she could not get international assignments due to her age.

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    In US events, "junior" and "senior" refer to skill levels rather than age.

    Skaters who have passed their tests and qualified at to skate at the senior level may still be selected to compete at ISU junior events as long as they meet the age requirements. Likewise, there are some US juniors who are too old to compete as ISU juniors.

    The ISU's current age restrictions are:

    For ISU senior championships (Worlds, Europeans, and Four Continents) and the Olympic Games, competitors must have reached the age of 15 by the previous July 1st.

    For other international senior events, competitors must have reached the age of 14 by the previous July 1st.

    For all international junior events, competitors must have reached the age of 13 by the previous July 1st, but not yet 19 (except for men competing in pairs and ice dancing, where the upper limit is 21).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    I think the OP means that even if she were to do well at Regionals/Sectionals/Nationals as a Junior, she could not get international assignments due to her age.
    Spot on.

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    Yay! The test is over.

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    Over good or over bad?

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