For those who are not quite ready to perform in front of an audience, observing a competition is a great way to see different skating disciplines and levels. Young skaters will be inspired as they watch kids similar in age perform on the ice, allowing them to gain confidence and encouraging them to join the excitement of competition.
The Garden State Games Figure Skating Championship is one of the largest and most well attended figure skating competition because is the qualifying competition for the National State Games of America Championships. Sponsored by the North Jersey Figure Skating Club, this two-day event includes freestyle, solo dance pattern, artistic and showcase, basic skills, and compulsory spins and jumps. it showcases the many skills and talents of hundreds of talented skaters who reside in NJ or are members of a NJ skating club.
I am honored to be asked to judge this prestigious state competition again. In addition to judging the basic skills events, this year I am assigned to judge higher levels including freestyle and showcase. I’m so looking forward to enjoying the many different skating programs and performances and using my knowledge of the sport to help others.