High Performance Achievement Program

The Rinks and Great Park Ice are pleased to announce our NEW “High Performance Achievement Program” (HP-AP), launching June 1, 2022. 

Please note the HP-AP program is designed for skaters who have qualified for U.S. Figure Skating's National Development Team Camp (Juvenile-Novice) and above (USFS National Championships, USFS ISP, ISU Internationals including Jr/Sr. Grand Prix, ISU Worlds, Olympics, etc.) In keeping consistent with U.S. Figure Skating's International Selection and Team USA Envelop protocols, we have adopted their criterion in the disciplines of Singles, Pairs and Dance as listed on the USFS website.

Please refer to the criterion below for requirements by tier as well as an overview of the application and vetting process. 

*Discounts apply only to individual Freestyle sessions. Cannot be applied to Freestyle Packages.

We honor every athlete pursuing their skating dream. This program acknowledges and assists those skaters who are turning their dreams into reality on the National Championship stage. 

Reserve Team & National Development Team Camp

20% Discount - Must meet one of the criterion listed
  • Athletes or teams that are assigned to an international competition and do not meet the criteria for the A, B or C teams will be placed in the reserve team.
  • NDT: Qualified for the U.S. National Development Team Camp (Junvenile - Novice)

Team D

35% Discount - Must meet one of the criterion listed
Tier 2
  • Placements 1st – 2nd in the novice singles sectional rankings in the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series
  • Placements 1st – 3rd in the novice pairs national rankings in the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series
  • Placements 1st – 3rd in the novice dance national rankings in the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series
  • NOTE: Advanced Novice and Junior B’s are NOT considered in Envelope Categories, defaulting them to Reserve Team Status.
Tier 1 & ISP
  • Placements 4th – 6th in the junior events at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Earned required points to qualify for ISP at any point in the season.
    • Note: Even if skater does not compete at JGP or above, the skater will still earn this discount. Once assigned to JGP or above, a skater would still need to place in top 3 to get the higher discount bracket (Team C – Tier 2 at 50%).

Team C

50% Discount - Must meet one of the criterion listed
Tier 2
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd at any senior ISU international competition in the 2021-22 season
  • Placements 4th and lower at the 2022 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd in the junior events at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd at any of the seven ISU Junior Grand Prix competitions in the 2021-22 season
Tier 1
  • Placements 11th and lower at the 2022 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 7th – 8th in the championship events at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • 2022 U.S. Junior champion
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd at the 2022 ISU World Junior Championships
  • Champion at any senior ISU international competition in the 2021-22 season
  • Champion at any of the seven ISU Junior Grand Prix competitions in the 2021-22 season
  • Qualifier for the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final
  • Top 1-24 in ISU season’s best scores or world standings for the 2021-22 season for JUNIOR athletes and teams

Team B

75% Discount - Must meet one of the criterion listed
Tier 2
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd at any of the six ISU Grand Prix competitions in the 2021-22 season
  • Placement 5th and 6th in the championship events at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • 2nd and 3rd alternates for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games or the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 4th – 10th at the 2022 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
  • 2022 ISU World Junior champion
  • Top 13-24 in ISU season’s best scores or world standings for the 2021-22 season for Senior athletes and teams
Tier 1
  • Placements 11th and lower at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games or the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd – 4th in the championship events at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Placements 2nd – 3rd at the 2022 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
  • 1st alternate for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games or the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
  • Top 7-12 in ISU season’s best scores or world standings for the 2021-22 season for Senior athletes and teams

Team A

100% Discount - Must meet one of the criterion listed
Tier 2
  • 2022 U.S. Senior Champion
  • Placements 4th – 10th at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games (excluding the team event) or the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
  • Qualifier for the 2021 ISU Grand Prix Final
  • 2022 ISU Four Continents Champion
  • Champion at any of the six ISU Grand Prix competitions in the 2021-22 season
  • Top 1-6 in ISU season’s best scores or world standings for the 2021-22 season for Senior athletes and teams
Tier 1
  • Placements 1st – 3rd at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games (excluding the team event) or the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
  • 2022 U.S. Senior Champion combined with a top 5 placement at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games (excluding the team event) or 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships

HP-AP Vetting Process

  • The Rinks & GPI management shall review each applicant individually, allowing us to award HP-AP discounts at different times of the year. This approach accommodates a range of timing variances.
  • The Rinks & GPI staff will use the above criteria to help determine the appropriate HP-AP level. Whichever criterion is higher and therefore more advantageous, we will award such level. (E.G. ISP vs Team Envelope, etc.).
    • Athletes qualifying in more than one team and/or tier will always be placed in the higher team and tier.
    • If a team ‘splits’ mid-season, the individuals are still entitled to their individual HP-AP benefits for the duration of the term approved.
  • Once determined, the discount would be assigned for 1 year in Day Smart, renewable upon qualification and to be reviewed or canceled at any time at the discretion of management.
    • Athletes may be ‘upgraded’ within a given term if a new ‘accomplishment’ advances them into a higher category of achievement.

As listed on U.S. Figure Skating website, additional considerations exist and may change over time for Team Envelope assignments, ISP designations, and international assignments.  The Rinks & GPI will match the decision of US Figure Skating and reserve the right to make modifications/decisions as needed.

To Apply

  • Use the form below to apply for the appropriate Team and Tier 
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
  • Remember, this is ONLY for skaters who have qualified to the US National level and above.

Competition Level and Achievement Details

(e.g. Novice, Singles, Junior Pairs, etc)
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR SPECIFIC PLACEMENT WITHIN THE CRITERION (e.g. 2022 US National Junior Men 3rd Place)