The pairs levels build on the foundational principles of unison (in shadow or mirror) and basic free skating skills.

Here's where you'll start!

With the Pairs 1-4 track, skaters learn the foundational principles of unison in shadow or mirror using basic free skating skills. The partners learn synchronized movements and how to match body lines, gestures and skating skills. Skaters also learn the primary hand holds and positions, moves in the field skills, side-by-side spins and pairs spins.

Skaters interested in learning the Pairs 1-4 curriculum should have completed the Basic Skills and Free Skate tracks. When skaters complete Pairs, they can move into U.S. Figure Skating membership and start testing pairs levels within the U.S. Figure Skating test structure.