Skate The Zoo

July 27th, 2024

We are proud members of the Michigan Compete USA Series that was developed in 2007. Our annual “Skate the Zoo” offers events from beginner skaters to adult skaters. The series was invented to give Basic Skills skaters the opportunity to compete in a series of competitions with consistent rules, a friendly atmosphere, and the opportunity to earn points towards season awards. It is an amazing experience where kids can grow their love for skating while competing individually in the sport of ice skating. We have skaters from all over Michigan that join us every year.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this competition is to promote a fun, introductory, competitive experience for the beginning skater.


The competition will be conducted under the rules set forth by the US Figure Skating Learn to Skate USA “Compete USA Competition Manual” program.


All competitors will receive a medal. All events are final rounds. ALL awards will be made at appropriate times throughout the competition. A podium will be available for group and individual photos.


The registration table will be open 1 hour before the competition begins. Skaters will not be allowed to compete until they have registered. Please register at least one hour before your competition time.


The Competition is open to ALL skaters who are current eligible [ER 100] members of either the Basic Skills Program and/or full members of US Figure Skating. To be eligible skater 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/Club 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 1-6 skaters must skate at highest level passed or one level higher. NO official US Figure Skating tests may have been passed including MIF or individual dances. For the Aspire1-4, Excel, Well Balanced, and Adult levels eligibility will be based only upon highest free skate test level passed. Moves in the Field test level will not determine skater’s competitive level. Skaters may skate at highest level passed OR one level higher, but not both levels in the same event during the same competition. Skaters may not compete at more than one level in the same type event at the same competition.


A music upload link for programs with music will be supplied on

Practice Ice

Practice ice will be available in 20 minutes sessions. A link will be supplied on to sign up and purchase practice ice. Practice ice will cost $10 per session.