Testing

Test registrations must be done online via Entryeeze at the new SCNV Membership and Testing siteSCNV MEMBERS, please select “Access My Account” under Existing Members.  If you register as a non-member there will be additional fees.  If for any reason you cannot complete the registration online, please contact the SCNV Test Chairs, Thuthuy Huynh and Stephanie Haynos, at testchair@scnv.org well before the registration deadline.


Test Credit

IJS Protocol for Test Credit

In accordance with Rules TR 3.00, 4.01 and 4.02, which go into effect November 1, 2017, athletes may receive credit for meeting minimum scores at any competition held under the International Judge System (IJS). The athlete must “skate-up” to the event they are seeking test credit for, in addition to having already passed any prerequisites prior to the competition event.

Events eligible

Singles Free Skate: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, Senior and Adult Gold
Pairs Free Skate: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Senior
Free Dance: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior and Senior
Click on the links above to see the required minimum scores for each level and event.

Here are the steps to follow

While at the competition, skaters must collect copies of the documents listed below to create a “Test Credit Packet.”

  1. A copy of the overall event results that lists all the skaters, the name of the Technical Controller and the Event Referee.
  2. Your individual protocol
  3. Your Test Credit Skater Report, which is generated by the competition accountant (this has your name and scores on it and verifies that you achieved a passing result).
  4. On Entryeeze, sign up and pay for the test under Test Credit for IJS Protocol Submission.
  5. Fill out this form and Email all documents and form to testchair@scnv.org.

Upcoming Test Sessions and Application

Upcoming Test Dates
(registration is due 2 weeks before test date)
MIF & Freestyle Dance
Sunday, Oct 21, 2018
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 (added 9/14/18)
3:50pm – 8:40pm
Prince William Ice Center
Sunday, Nov 4, 2018
3:50pm – 8:40pm
Prince William Ice Center
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena
Sunday, Jan 13, 2019
8:20am – 1:20pm
Prince William Ice Center
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
3:50pm – 8:40pm
Prince William Ice Center
Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
9:00am – 2:00pm
Prince William Ice Center
Sunday, March 17, 2019
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena
Friday, April 5, 2019
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Prince William Ice Arena
Friday, April 5, 2019
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Prince William Ice Arena
Sunday, May 19, 2019
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena
Sunday, June 9, 2019
7:00am – 11:50am
Fairfax Ice Arena

Testing Priority

Priority for getting on a test session will be determined by SCNV membership level, time, space and available judging levels. Tests contingent on the outcome of another test or skaters registering for a second test will be scheduled only after all other candidates have been accommodated.

SCNV Testing Priority Structure

1) SCNV Members on the previous waiting list
2) SCNV Members
1st tier) Full Members (Primary & Secondary)
2nd tier) Associate Members (Primary & Secondary)
3) Non SCNV Members
Non SCNV Members on the previous waiting list
Non SCNV Members

In each category, SCNV Testing Priority Structure is applied:

  • 1st – Candidates who have not tested in the same discipline during this season (September through June).
  • 2nd – Candidates who did not test at the preceding SCNV test session or at a test session given by another club around the same time or later.
  • 3rd – Candidates who tested at the preceding SCNV test session or at another club around the same time or later.
  • 4th – Non SCNV members.

Testing Refunds

SCNV Test Session Refund Policy

Registration for test sessions will normally close two weeks before the test date.  In cases when a session is oversubscribed well in advance, the test chair may elect to close registration early.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after registration is closed, except as outlined below.

Test applicants should heed the following before submitting an application:

  1. Test fees are non-refundable after the close of registration, so skaters should be sure that both they and their coach are available for the test at any time on the scheduled day.  There is no guarantee that scheduling requests can be accommodated.
  2. Skaters and coaches should be prepared to test up to one hour before their scheduled time. If the test session runs early and the skater is not present one hour before their scheduled time, he/she risks forfeiting their test.
  3. Scheduling tests involves many variables; individual needs cannot always be accommodated. Think carefully before submitting an application for testing on a day that you have other commitments.

Test Fees will only be refunded if one of the following two criteria are met:

  1. The skater was placed and remained on the waiting list on the day of the test.
  2. The skater is unable to test due to injury or severe illness.  SCNV must receive written/emailed notification that the skater is injured and is withdrawing from the test no later than the day before the test session.  A doctor’s note must be provided before the refund will be processed.

SCNV Members – School Recognition

A letter of achievement can be sent to your school from USFSA if you pass a test at the Novice, Junior, or Senior level (or Silver, Pre-Gold, or Gold for Dance). E-mail testchair@scnv.org with the name of Principal, school, and school address if you want to participate.


Out-of-Club Testing

Members of SCNV wishing to test with another club must obtain permission in writing from the SCNV’s Test Chair, Thuthuy Huynh or Stephanie Haynos, at testchair@scnv.org.  Include in the email the skater’s name, test to be taken, host club name and test chair email address.  Non-SCNV members testing on a SCNV test session must provide permission to test from their home club test chair.

Non-SCNV members are charged a guest fee during registration for SCNV test sessions.

Questions can be addressed to SCNV’s Test Chairs, Thuthuy Huynh and Stephanie Haynos, at testchair@scnv.org.Test sessions are held at Fairfax Ice Arena (3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-323-1132) and Prince William Ice Center (5180 Dale Blvd Woodbridge, VA 22193, 703-730-8423).