This article is from the Recreational Figure Skating FAQ, by Karen Bryden with numerous contributions by others.
In addition to competitions with "adult" categories, competitions open
only to adults are held in USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and
France. International adult competitions (such as the "Mountain Cup",
which takes place every year around May in the French Alps) often use
the USFSA test level and age categories. The categories for freestyle
are shown below.
Category divisions by level
Level Element restrictions Program length Bronze No Axel, no jump spins. 1 min 40 sec Silver No double jumps 2 min 10 sec Gold No restrictions 2 min 40 sec. Masters * No restrictions 2 min. 40 sec
Young adults I II III IV 18 - 24 25 - 34 35 - 44 45 - 54 55 and above