Figure Skating

Elegance, grace, and beauty. These are just some of the words that describe the sport of figure skating. This art form is separated into four primary events: Single Men’s, Single Women’s, Pairs, and Dance. Dependent on the form, competitors will present a short program and a long program or a short program and a free skate.

For information on eligibility and test levels, music, and judging systems, please see the full announcement here or contact Mary-Elizabeth Wightman at


Friday, January 30 - Sunday, February 2

  • Schedule will be posted at the rink – All Day – Lake Placid Olympic Center
    • Competition events will be held in both the 1980 Rink & the 1932 Rink, both measuring 100’ x 200’. Competition may also be held in the USA Rink which measures 85’ x 200’.)

Unofficial Practice Ice Information COMING FALL '19

2020 Figure Skating Schedule COMING FALL '19

*All schedules are subject to change



  • First event - $125
  • Each additonaal event - $75


  • $170 per team plus $35 per skater

The entry deadline is Thursday, January 2, 2020

Refund Policy


There are no refunds of entry fees.  In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Molly Mayer Event Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Entry fees will not be refunded unless no competition exists or the event is canceled. While registering please confirm event dates and interest with coaches and skaters. There will be no refunds for medical withdrawals. The online processing fees are not refundable. Checks returned for non-sufficient funds and contested credit card charges will be issued a $20 fee. Payment of the fee will be required before the skater is allowed to participate in practice ice or events.


Singles Events:

*Entries in each event will be limited based on participation in previous years. Should the event you wish to enter be full, you will be placed on a waiting list. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THE EVENT YOU ARE ENTERING AS CHANGES MAY NOT BE MADE IF YOUR EVENT IS FULL WHEN YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT*

Excel Beginner Free Skate 

Excel High Beginner Free Skate 

No Test Free Skate 

Pre-Preliminary Free Skate 

Excel Pre-Preliminary Free Skate 

Preliminary Free Skate 

Excel Preliminary Free Skate 

Excel Preliminary Plus Free Skate 

Pre-Juvenile Free Skate 

Excel Pre-Juvenile Free Skate 

Excel Pre-Juvenile Plus Free Skate 

Juvenile IJS Free Skate Excel 

Juvenile Free Skate Excel 

Juvenile Plus Free Skate 

Intermediate IJS Free Skate 

Excel Intermediate 

Free Skate Novice IJS 

Free Skate Excel Novice Free Skate 

Junior IJS Free Skate 

Excel Junior Free Skate 

Senior IJS Free Skate 

Excel Senior Free Skate 

Intermediate IJS Short Program 

Novice IJS Short Program 

Junior IJS Short 

Program Senior IJS Short Program 

Preliminary Solo Dance 

Pre-Bronze Solo Dance 

Bronze Solo Dance 

Pre-Silver Solo Dance 

Silver Solo Dance 

Pre-Gold Solo Dance 

Gold Solo Dance 

International Solo Dance

Synchro Events

Synchro Skills 1

Synchro Skills 2

Synchro Skills 3


Open Juvenile

Open Adult

Open Collegiate


The Empire State Winter Games Figure Skating Events will be conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of U.S. Figure Skating, as set forth in the current rulebook, as well as any pertinent updates which have been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.

This competition is open to all eligible, restricted, reinstated or readmitted persons as defined by the Eligibility Rules, and is a currently registered member of a U.S. Figure Skating member club, a collegiate club or an individual member in accordance with the current rulebook. Please refer to the current rulebook for non-U.S. Citizens.


For information on eligibility and test levels, music, and judging systems, please see the full announcement here.


All athletes must check in at the Empire State Winter Games athlete check in location.

Athletes should also make sure to check in with the ice monitor before each event.
There will be a figure skating information desk located on the main level of the Olympic Center just outside the main doors to the 1980 Rink. The desk will open one hour prior to the start of each event and will close at the conclusion of each day’s events. Awards schedules, practice ice information, and results will be available at the desk.
Coaches should check in at the figure skating information desk prior to their first event to receive a credential.

All participating athletes who check in and receive their athlete jackets prior to the Opening Ceremony are invited to walk in the Empire State Winter Games Opening Ceremony Parade of Athletes on Thursday, January 30.


U.S. Figure Skating, the SC of Lake Placid and the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority accept no responsibility for injury or damage sustained by any participant in this competition. This is in accordance with Rule 1600 of the official U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook.


Miracle Moments photography will be shooting all events and prints for purchase will be available onsite. If you have any questions, please contact Ona at

GameCapsule will be an official videographer onsite. You can find videos HERE This event is a standard U.S. Figure Skating Nonqualifying Competition


Medals will be awarded for 1st-3rd places in contested events. An awards schedule will be available at the figure skating information desk.
The Paul Kreppel award will be given to the synchronized skating team with the most inspiring performance as voted on by the officials. This award will be given on ice following the conclusion of the synchronized skating events.