When a skater wakes up on the day of a test session, the first thing she or he does to get ready is to make themselves look good for the judges. Antioch Community High School sophomore and regional level figure skater Chloe Hampson explains her pre-test routine."Well, first, you have to get dressed," Hampson said. "Makeup, hair, look pretty." Typically, that means putting on a nice, plain dress and putting hair up into a neat bun.
Although testing is a nerve-wracking experience for a lot of skaters, it is an extremely important process. "It's how you move up a level when you compete," Hampson said. "You can reach new difficulty and challenge yourself." Skaters need to pass tests and achieve higher-level skill sets on order to move up in the skating world.