When skaters progress past Learn to Skate level Basic 5, they may begin to skate on freestyle sessions. Freestyles are practice sessions reserved for figure skaters practicing their skills/programs. It is important to know how freestyle works prior to skating these sessions. A general rule of thumb for right-of-way is as follows:
1. Skaters running their program.
2. Skaters in lessons.
3. Everyone else.
Below is a map detailing the traffic flow on a freestyle session. Skaters should always try to remain moving. Please talk with your coach before getting on a freestyle and make sure they teach you the general etiquette to ensure everyone has a safe, productive, and fun experience. Happy skating!