ISI Recreational Ice Skating Competitions are team competitions developed to encourage skaters of all ages, levels and abilities.

During the competition, skaters are placed in event groups according to similar ages and ability levels with a maximum of nine entries per event group. For each event entry, skaters earn team points for their placement and participation as well as individual medals or awards. At the conclusion of each competition, trophies are awarded to the teams accumulating the most points.

Even if a skater does not place when competing against other individuals, he or she retains a high sense of involvement throughout the competition as a contributing member of a team. A sense of team spirit is fostered, and the emphasis is on the excitement and fun of participation rather than on winning.