Each season, Virginia Ice Theatre (VIT) fields teams at various competitive levels each season based on rules set by the United States Figure Skating Association’s (USFSA) Theatrical Skating Committee and the numbers and levels of skaters who join VIT each year.
Since its inception in 2011, Virginia Ice Theatre has almost doubled in size from a single team of 22 skaters to three teams with a combined total of 50 skaters in 2018. With the unwavering dedication and enthusiasm of coaches, parents and skaters, Virginia Ice Theatre teams have competed at levels from Preliminary to Senior, and have placed consistently well at the United States Figure Skating Association Theatre on Ice (TOI) National Competitions, as can be seen below:
Virginia Ice Theatre Placements at USFSA TOI NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
• 2018: Special Olympic/Therapeutic Team 3rd place
• 2017: Intermediate 1st place
• Preliminary 2nd place + Best Original Theme/Storyline
• 2016: Novice 3rd place
• 2015: Prelim 4th place
• 2014: Prelim 4th place
• 2013: Novice 1st place CE
• 2012: Novice 4th place
For the 2018-2019 Season, VIT will consist of teams at three competitive levels
An Intermediate team may consist of between 8 to 24 skaters under the age of 18, who have passed the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field test. This is the third year VIT will compete at the Intermediate level. For most of the 17 skaters on the current team, this will be their second time as Intermediates.
A Junior team may consist of between 8 to 24 skaters between the ages of 11 and 18, who have passed the Juvenile Moves in the Field test. This will be the first time VIT has fielded a team at the Junior level. This year’s squad of 24 consists primarily of skaters who were on our Novice or Senior teams in previous years.
Special Olympics/Therapeutic Skating Team
A Special Olympics/Therapeutic Skating (SO/TS) team may consist of between 5 and 20 Special Olympic/Therapeutic Skaters of any age. In addition, SO/TS teams may have up to one mentor on the ice per SO/TS skater on the team. This will be the second season that VIT has fielded a SO/TS team, with most current SO skaters returning from our inaugural bronze medal winning team.