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Test Session

Test Session Information

Date of Test Session:

May 11-12, 2024
Dance partner practice May 10th, 2024.

Register below through April 26th.

Registrations may be accepted after the deadline if room is still available, but there will be a $50 LATE CHARGE APPLIED

Testing information:

We will have all levels of Skating Skills, Singles, and Dance available - including the following International Dances.

  • Rhumba 
  • Silver Samba 
  • Tango Romantica
  • Ravensburger waltz 
  • Cha Cha Congelago 
  • Midnight blues 


ICON Arena - Judd Rink
1060 47th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201


Please plan to arrive a minimum of an hour prior to your scheduled testing time.

Sarah Cannon

Testing Chair

If you have questions, contact

USFS Test Structure and Naming Changes

U.S. Figure Skating has updated its testing names and structure. Please see the document below to help you register for the properly named test.  More information can also be found on the USFS website.

Registration Form

On the registration form, be sure to select your proper affiliation with Border Blades (Home Member, Associate Member, Non-Member) according to your Border Blades Club membership.   Price and priority adjustments for registering at an incorrect membership level will not be made.

Also, please know your skater's  proper test levels and coach's email address before registering.  Speak with your skater's coach if you are unsure.

*To request 21+, 50+, or adaptive tests, please register for the test using the link and then email the Testing Chair with your request.

The Registration "Test Session" is not currently available.

Permission to Test

All Associate and Non-Members must fill also out the USFSA Permission to Test form and email it to by no later than registration deadline.

Special Requests:

If you anticipate a conflict and need to skate a certain day or time, you may request accommodation by emailing the Testing Chair.  We will try to work with your requests, but there are no guaranteesAll special requests should be emailed to the Testing Chair before registration closes. Any special requests received after the schedule is published will not be considered, except conflicts with competition schedule and emergencies.


NO REFUNDS unless the session is cancelled, or as outlined in the BBFSC Refund Policy below.

Priority System:

In the event that the test session becomes full, in any respect, priority goes to BBFSC Members (highest level and earliest registrants will have priority) followed by Associate Members (highest level and earliest registrants) then Non Members (earliest registrants) Border Blades Club Members are given priority if time becomes limited.

Contingent Tests:

If you are taking a test that is Contingent please register online for all dances you want to test.  If the lower level test was not passed you will be refunded for the dance tests that were not taken.     

Testing Fees:

Testing fees are the cost to take a particular test and are listed on the Registration Form for each test*.  Fees for practice ice with the partner are also paid on the Registration Form. Partner fees are paid additionally to the partner as noted below.

*Note: Test fees are based on ice costs, judges’ expenses, which include travel, lodging, and meals.  U.S. Figure Skating judges are volunteers and are not paid a fee or stipend.

Late Fees:

If you register following the deadline a $50 late fee will apply.  There are NO GUARANTEES that you will test if you register late.

Partner Fees

Partner fees are charged by the partner for partnering a test or partner practice lesson. These fees are not included on the Registration Form and must be paid before the time of practice or test. These fees are in addition to the Testing and Practice Fees and are as noted in the chart below.

We will do our best to accommodate each skater for partner practice.  We will use the priority system above to give skaters practice time up to the recommended times below. The amount of time awarded is given at the discretion of the Dance Partner and the BBFSC Test Chair.

Partner Practice Fees

The Partner Practice options on the registration form are only for the ice rental time with the partner.

The payment (cash or check) to the dance partner must be turned in at the rink before your practice time.  Checks are to be made out to the dance partner.

Recommended Partner Practice Times:

  • If you are testing 1-2 Preliminary or Pre-Bronze dances: 10-15 minutes
  • If you are testing 3 Preliminary or Pre-Bronze dances: 15-20 minutes
  • If you are testing 1-2 Bronze, Pre-Silver, or Silver dances: 10-20 minutes
  • If you are testing 3 Bronze, Pre-Silver, or Silver dances: 20-30 minutes
  • If you are testing 1-2 Pre-Gold or Gold dances: 20-30 minutes
  • If you are testing 3 or more Pre-Gold or Gold dances or any International: 40-60 minutes

Dance Partner Practice (Time)

Amount based on $100 per hour

10 Minutes


15 Minutes


20 Minutes


30 Minutes


40 Minutes


60 minutes


Partner Testing Fees

The payment (cash or check) to the dance partner must be turned in at the rink before your test.  Checks are to be made out to the dance partner.

If you are testing a dance that is contingent, you will need to write a separate check for the contingent Dance test. Check will be given back to you if the lower level test is not passed.


Cost Per Dance Test

Preliminary Dances


Pre Bronze Dances


Bronze Dances


Pre Silver Dances


Silver Dances


Pre Gold Dances


Gold Dances


International Dances


BBFSC Refund Policy (Rev 1/2016)

Please review the following prior to registering for any membership or program.   

  1. The Border Blades Figure Skating Club does NOT offer refunds after the skating season begins.
  2. Refunds prior to the start of a skating session may be given for valid medical reasons or the dissolution of a synchronized skating line ONLY.
  3. All requests for refunds must be in writing, addressed to the Board of Directors and the request must be accompanied by an official and detailed doctor's certificate (if applicable) and treatment plan, before any consideration is given.
  4. If granted, refunds for medical reasons will be less a $75 administration fee, Border Blades Membership fee and USFS registration fees are non-refundable. Refunds are for ice fees, synchro ice fees and synchro coaching fees only.
  5. The Club is not responsible for refunding registration fees, coaches travel fees or making-up for sessions missed.
  6. The Club is NOT obligated to refund fees for unforeseen ice closures due to special events/circumstances, weather or equipment/mechanical breakdown beyond our control. The Club will make every effort to make up for cancelled sessions.