Hi, I'm 19 and I've been skating for about 3 years on and off (I took a break my freshman year of college, something I really regret). When I was in Utah, I started preparing to take my Pre-Preliminary test, but since moving to Kentucky I've had to find a new coach. My new coach is telling me that I shouldn't take Pre-Preliminary, I should take the Pre-Bronze test instead. She said that I won't be held to the same standard as those who have been skating since they were five, and that it's probably easier for me.
I don't generally like to pass up challenges, so I don't really know how I feel about backing down on taking Pre-Preliminary just because Pre-Bronze may be easier. Also, I saw that adult tests only go up to Gold, which is the equivalent to Juvenile. I'm hoping to go farther than that.
What does everyone think about this situation? For those who have taken Pre-Bronze or have chosen the adult skating track, why did you choose it? Do you think I should just go for the Pre-Bronze? I thought it was age based, but I know people way older than me in Utah taking their Juvenile and above tests.