Figure Skating Game Help
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How does this work?
You create a skater, train them by practicing, and set up your programs for competition. This is not a graphical game and there is no software to download. It is a role-playing, simulation kind of game that lets you compete against other users. Every month is a new season, and events are run on 26 days of the months starting on the 2nd. Click here to view the schedule. Events are simulated every night and you can view the results of your skater's program on the following day. You must have your program settings submitted by Midnight PST or your settings may not make it in time for that night's competition.

After I sign-up, what do I do?
You should take your skater to practice. By practicing, you will improve your skater's ability and your skater will gain more and more talent. As your talent increases, the available jumps, spins, and artistic moves increases.

How do I create my programs?

From your 'My Skater' page, you can edit your programs by clicking on 'Edit' for the program you want to work with. On each edit page, you can select from the available moves to complete your program. You can only choose moves that your skater is talented enough to complete. You can also run-thru your program and see how you might be scored.

What are all these moves?

For a description of the various elements of figure skating, click here.

How do I get more available moves?
Practice, practice, practice! You must take your skater to practice. If you want to improve your jumping skill, keep practicing your jumps. If you want to increase your spins, practice your spins. If you want to increase your artistry, practice your artistry. The more difficult and more successful your practice moves are, the faster you will accumulate "Practice Points." Once you reach 30 practice points in a session, you will improve the skill for the last type of move you completed. You may earn up to 4 skill points for your skater each day.

Here are some benchmarks for your jumping skill, for example:

Once you get a skill of 17 for your jumping, you will be able to start doing double jumps.
Once you get a skill of 40 for your jumping, you will be able to start doing triple jumps.

For the entire list of elements and required skill levels, click here.

So if you practice your jumps exclusively for 3 days and earn the maximum of 4 skill points per day, you will gain 12 jumping skill. Add that to your initial skill of 5 for jumping and you will be able to add a double jump to your program.

Once your skater has reached 125 skill points for a skill, you cannot improve your skater anymore for that skill by practicing.

How can I improve my skater faster?
Watch for special opportunities to improve your skater. These will be offered from time-to-time and will allow you to dramatically increase your skater's skill. These opportunities will be publicized on the site.

How can I get better scores?

When you first start out, your skater will not be able to perform very difficult moves. Because of this, your scores will be very low. As your skater's skill improves, you will be able to add more difficult moves to your program and get higher scores. Click here to see the elements and the skill levels needed to perform them.

How does the judging work?
To put it simply, each judge will score you based on the difficulty of your program and how well your skater performs it. If two skaters tie in their marks, then the judges tally of difficulty of each program will decide who gets ranked higer. The short program counts 1/3 of your final ranking and the long program counts 2/3 of your final ranking. If 2 skaters tie in the final rankings, then whoever did better in the long program will win. For more information on juding, click here.

What happens when the season is over?
After the season is over, your skater will be put in a new group of skaters of similar ability and play the season again. You will not lose your skill points during this re-grouping. When your skater has maxed out on skill points, you will complete 1 more season of competition and then your skater will retire. You will be able to create a new skater after your current one has retired.

I can't see my program when I look at my results?
If you do not have Flash 5.0 installed on your computer, you will have to look at the text results only. Click here to download the Flash plugin for free.

Is there a deduction for repeating moves, for example the 'Zayak' rule?
Yes, there is a deduction for repeating moves. For jumps, your skater will be assessed a deduction if a triple jump is repeated more than once outside a combination. In addition, judges may take an artistic deduction if you repeat the same spins/artistry/jumps such that your program is boring. It is wise to mix-up your program to get the best score. New skaters will be given some flexibility for these deductions as their arsenal of moves is smaller.