U.S. Figure Skating’s Athlete Development Committee and Athlete Development Department are the oversights for the U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate event. This event is a domestic developmental competition; it is not part of the U.S. Figure Skating High Performance department, Team USA, or the International Committee.
Goals of the U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate:
To provide an opportunity for athletes that have competed at the national level in intermediate, novice and junior, but have not yet competed internationally, to experience what it would be like to compete at an international competition, through following the same event format as an international competition, observing the senior competition, and being part of a team.
To provide these athletes with an opportunity to compete at a high-level challenging competition with similarly talented athletes from across the country. For the competition and program to be a fun and inspirational learning experience for both athletes and parents.