What's your pleasure? Are you an adult (over 21) or a child or a tot? What do you even think you may be interested in? Whether it's singles, pairs, dance, synchronized, even hockey, there's a checklist of skills to achieve that U.S. Figure Skating provides for each discipline under its Basic Skills Program. For a child especially, it's nice to see their expression when they get their badges (made of cloth) after passing a set of Basic Skills and a parent sews them onto their skating club jacket! Trust me...it's the definition of cute.
For the skater who has passed the Basic Skills and wants to continue with testing and maybe even compete, it's best to belong to a skating club affiliated with U.S. Figure Skating. Being a member of a skating club allows you to skate certain club sessions (for club members only), test beyond the Basic Skills, and represent your club in competitions. Oh, and you can usually purchase tons of apparel with the club's logo on it to show your pride and involvement.