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Jasmar
10-25-2011, 02:27 AM
Bizarre - what is the rationale/thinking behind this?

leafygreens
10-25-2011, 04:07 AM
Bizarre - what is the rationale/thinking behind this?

I'd also like to know...

Really
10-25-2011, 04:57 AM
Bizarre - what is the rationale/thinking behind this?I'm guessing there might be a couple things at work here, but they both tie into a relative scarcity of test judges to do StarSkate and the Competitive stream tests. By streamlining test qualifications, SC cuts down on the need for high level judges to be judging qualifying tests. It will also allow some flexibility to skaters as they progress through the test system -- if they've been in StarSkate, but then decide they'd like to try Sectionals, they won't have the expense of having to try another test.

Other countries don't require their competitive skaters to do a separate stream of tests; this would just bring SC in line with feds like the US.