Why Compete?

ISI Recreational Ice Skating Competitions are team competitions that encourage skaters of all ages, levels, and abilities.

During the competition, skaters are placed in event groups according to similar ages and ability levels with a maximum of nine entries per event group. For each event entry, skaters earn team points for their placement and participation and individual medals or awards. At the conclusion of each competition, trophies are awarded to the teams accumulating the most points.

Even if a skater does not place when competing against other individuals, he or she retains a high sense of involvement throughout the competition as a contributing member of a team. A sense of team spirit is fostered, and the emphasis is on the excitement and fun of participation rather than on winning. Every skater in every event wins a medal at ISI national competition events.

ISI Skater’s Creed:
I will try to do my own personal best.
I will support and encourage my fellow teammates.
I will make three new friends from ice rinks other than my own at this competition.
I will be a good representative from my home rink team.
I will skate at my own true level of ability.
I will be modest in victory.
I will be gracious in defeat.
I will not focus on winning but on my participation and enjoyment of ice skating.

For more information about the National Event Descriptions.

For more information about the Eligibility Rules.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Kim Hansen - ISI Skating Programs and National Events Director