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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.