The annual Basic Skills Competition, SkateQuest Blossom
The annual Basic Skills Competition, SkateQuest Blossom, sponsored by the Reston Skating Academy located at 1800
Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190 will be held at SkateQuest of Reston on Saturday, April 25 th, 2015.
The purpose of the competition is to promote a FUN, introductory competitive experience for the beginning skater.
The competition is open to ALL skaters who are current eligible (ER 1.00) members of either the Basic Skills
program and/or are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. To be eligible, skaters must have submitted a membership
application or be a member in good standing. Members of other organizations are eligible to compete but must be
registered with the host Basic Skills program (Reston Skating Academy) or any other Basic Skills program/club.
Eligibility will be based on skill level as of closing date of entries. All Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills skaters
through Basic 8 must skate at highest level passed or one higher and NO official U.S. Figure Skating tests may have
been passed including Moves in the Field or individual dances. Skaters in other events may skate at highest level passed
OR one level higher but not both levels in the same event during the same competition.
All entries musts be postmarked no later than March 25th, 2015 and are limited to the first 150 applications
received (if limitations on number of entries are needed). Late entries will be accepted only if the limit has not been
reached and at the discretion of the organizers. Entry fees are per person, U.S. dollars. The First Event is $55 and each
Additional Event is $15. NO refunds after closing date unless event is cancelled by the SkateQuest Reston Skating
Academy. If you are not a member of USFS Basic Skills or need to renew your membership, please add an addition $12
registration fee to your competition fee. ENTRY FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY with full payment. Cash,
credit card, and check (payable to SkateQuest) is accepted.
Everyone will receive a medal. All events will be final rounds. Awards will be given on the hour throughout the
The schedule of events will be posted on www.skatequest.com by April 21st, 2015. Information regarding
groups and skating times will be emailed to parents and coaches prior to the beginning of competition.
The check-in table will open one hour before the competition begins. Skaters will not be allowed to compete
until they have checked-in. Please check-in at least one hour before your competition time.
The music for all free skating programs must be provided on a CD by the skater. CDs should be clearly marked
with the name of the skater, event entered and length of music. Competition music is to be turned in at the check-in
table. Please make sure to bring a back-up copy.
Please read carefully prior to signing up for your event. Skaters will be assigned a flight based on their level