IJS PROTOCOL SUBMISSIONS
Per USFSA, athletes may elect to receive test credit for “skating up” at sanctioned non-qualifying competitions by meeting minimum scores. Excel Free skate IJS protocols are not eligible for test credit.
Candidates must meet all 3 minimum scores (see below) to receive test credit via IJS Protocol Submission. In addition, the skater must not receive any disqualifying “0 value” elements in their program.
Further information can be found on the USFSA website: https://www.usfigureskating.org/system/files/IJSTestCreditProtocol-ChecklistAthletesClubs.pdf
All test prerequisites must be met prior to the competition event. Example: Tanya Tester currently skates at the Intermediate level and wants to submit an IJS Protocol in lieu of testing Novice Free Skate. Tanya must have passed both her Intermediate Free Skate test and her Novice MITF test prior to the competition event.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN IJS PROTOCOL
Though you have 1 year after a competition event to submit an IJS protocol, you must collect all supporting documents while you are at the actual competition. Official competition documents will not be made available after the competition ends.
All IJS Protocols have a $40 processing fee. This must be paid as check only, payable to Colonial FSC.
Please submit the following documents to Test Chair at Colonial FSC. Documents can be dropped off or mailed to the Colonial Office, Attn: Test Chair.
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The following documents are required:
THE FOLLOWING TESTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR IJS PROTOCOL
Please note that the minimum scores are required on the Free Skate Program, not the short program.
Minimum scores are posted in the format TES + PCS = TSS
(Note: Scores posted by USFSA July 2019, valid through June 2021)
Singles Free Skate (Please see the USFSA Website for Adult Minimum Scores):
Open Juvenile 8.00 + 14.00 = 22.00
Juvenile 8.00 + 14.00 = 22.00
Intermediate 10.20 + 18.00 = 28.20
Novice Ladies 14.70 + 22.80 = 37.50
Novice Men 14.70 + 27.60 = 42.30
Junior Ladies 18.00 + 28.00 = 46.00
Junior Men 18.00 + 35.00 = 53.00
Senior Ladies 25.00 + 32.00 = 57.00
Senior Men 25.00 + 40.00 = 65.00
Pairs Free Skate:
Juvenile 11.60 + 12.00 = 23.60
Intermediate 11.90 + 17.00 = 28.90
Novice 16.50 + 24.00 = 40.50
Junior 24.85 + 28.00 = 52.85
Senior 29.03 + 32.00 = 61.03
Partnered Free Dance (IJS Credit is NOT available for Solo Free Dance Tests):
Juvenile 14.50 + 10.00 = 24.50
Intermediate 18.69 + 12.50 = 31.19
Novice 22.24 + 16.50 = 38.74
Junior 30.93 + 21.00 = 51.93
Senior 35.83 + 24.00 = 59.83