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figure skater career

by alanqlowell Posted 21st Mar 2010 at 3:15 AM - Updated 12th Jun 2013 at 12:08 AM by alanqlowell
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Hello everyone,

This is my first custom career. Let me know if there's any problems, I'm sure I can fix them.

I noticed there was a hockey career and no figure skating career so I decided that a figure skating career was needed. In this career your sim will progress up through the ranks of the competitive figure skating field and hope that someday they can be an olympic champion.

Some figure skaters may tell you that in real life the pay for figure skaters should be negative because it's so expensive to pay for lessons, competitions, travel, dresses and so on. That's why in my career track the sim is always doing side jobs of one form or another to pull in much needed cash. That was the only way I could justify keeping the pay levels above zero.

As your sim gets to the higher levels, the hours become very long because only the most dedicated can survive international competition. There are chance cards for 5 of the levels.

Here's a description of the levels:

1) Snack bar cashier $155
You managed to get your first job at the ice rink for minimum wage. You'll be selling candy and ice cream to little kids, pizza and hot dogs to the teenagers. You'll also be cleaning tables when the crowd dies down. Work on your mechanical skills so you can learn to operate some of the equipment around the rink and maybe get promoted.
You get to ice skate for free any time you want since you are now an employee and you get free group lessons to cover the basics of ice skating.

2) Janitor $160
You've been promoted to janitor which gives you a bit of a breather from the heavy crowds on the weekends. Being a janitor at the ice rink is touger than being a janitor at other buildings because the floor is covered in rubber. The rubber is soft enough to protect the sharpness of the blades of the skater's ice skates but the downside is that it's very difficult to scrub the food and drink stains out of the rubber. This type of cleaning is hard work that leaves you drained by the end of the day. Work on your body skill so you can get promoted.

3) Skate guard $210
You now have a job skating on the ice, enforcing the safety rules and assisting injured skaters. This is a great promotion because you get to spend so much time practicing your skating skills. When nobody is looking you can sneak a glance at the skating coaches teaching their students and learn a few skills. Just don't practice those tricks when the skating coaches are looking. Skating 17 hours a week is exhausting but fun. Work on your mechanical skills if you want to get promoted.

4) Zamboni driver $245
You now get to drive the zamboni which resurfaces the ice and makes it smooth again. You are making so much money that you can afford to take private lessons with a skating instructor. She keeps telling you that if you can improve your physical fitness that you'll be ready for skating competitions.

5) Competitive skater $263
Nothing is quite as exhausting as getting up early in the morning to do skating lessons when the ice is empty of other skaters. Who else would want to wake up this early? Paying for all the lessons and competitions is only possible because you've been promoted to manager at the ice rink. To start winning competitions you'll have to not only get stronger, but learn the art of choreagraphy. Pick some music to play during your competition's program and try to interpret through your skating what the composer was thinking when he wrote it. You'll need to boost your creativity to pull this off.

6) Regional champion $371
All that hard work has finally paid off. You are starting to win a lot of skating competitions including the competition for your region. This qualifies you to go to the national skating competition. The competition at the higher levels is even tougher. You'll have to work longer hours and cut out your other hobbies. You'll have to put more of your own emotions in your skating program. Travelling around the country for skating competitions can be very expensive so it's a good thing you have a side business sharpening peoples' skates.

7) International Competitor $505
You've placed on the podium in the national competition and you've earned the right to represent your country in international competitions. At this point you are competing against some of the strongest athletes in the world so you'll have to spend all your time advancing your skills and preparing for the next competition. You are making a little money on the side as a skating coach. Your reputation allows you to charge a fee higher than most coaches. Try to boost your charisma and you might be able to attract a sponsor.

8) National champion $800
After cutting out everything from your life except skating you've finally won the national competition. Your name is known in every ice rink accross your country. You've picked up an even bigger sponsor that makes skates. Your face now appears on their posters that are on the walls of skating shops everywhere. Now that money isn't a problem, you'll need to concentrate on winning some international competitions.

9) Worlds champion $1200
Every years the worlds competition decides the best skater for that year. Now that you've won it, your eternal fame in the skating world is assured. Your creativity has allowed you to invent a new skating maneuver that everyone is trying to copy and the skating press has named after you. While winning worlds is great, every skater knows the greatest competition of all comes every 4 years at the olympics. Study hard and maybe you can win.

10) Olympic champion $2700
You've won olympic gold! Your face is on television screens around the world and your sponsors have put your face on enough products to make sure everyone knows your name. A new generation of little skaters takes to the ice dreaming of being you.


Additional Credits:
Thanks to simspe and bidou's career editor. Thanks for all the great tutorials on modthesims.info. This career was originally cloned from the slacker career track but heavily modified since long hours of skating should drain a lot more energy than any slacker job.

UPDATE:
a university major has been created for this career by the user, "eliseluong". Check it out at this link:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=497956
If you get good grades, you can get a job near the top of this career after graduation!
Tags: #ice, #figure, #skating, #skate, #compete, #rink, #zamboni

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Scholar
#2 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 3:51 AM
I assume that there are chance cards. What are the main skills required? I would have assumed that you might have cloned it from the dancer career.

Nonetheless, thank you for your creativity - Sims 2 still lives and thrives due to the people that continue to offer their creations!

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 5:05 AM
Thanks for your kind words!

There are chance cards for 5 of the levels. This is not cloned from the dance career at all. Originally it was cloned from the slacker career. There are those of us who believe figure skating is the highest form of dance, even higher than anything in the dance career!

At the lower levels you'll need mechanical skills to operate all the machinery at the ice rink. Later on when you start competing you'll need body and creativity. At the very highest levels you'll need charisma to attract a sponsor.
Test Subject
#4 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 11:42 AM
Nice first career! Its a really smart idea. I would of never thought of that career!

Getting exited about mail is a good distraction from the norm constantly-thinking-of-your-inevitable-death
Test Subject
#5 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 2:50 PM
This looks really interesting!
I'm not sure when I'll get to use it, but this looks like it could be really fun!
I've only read the first carear description because I want it to be a surprise lol
Test Subject
#6 Old 21st Mar 2010 at 10:33 PM
omg - im a figure skater, and I've always wanted something like this - it looks AWESOME thank you
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Apr 2010 at 10:46 PM
AMAZING! Thank you for this download! How I can finally go for the skating gold- I mean er- my Sims can xD Thanks again!
Test Subject
#8 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 2:03 AM
Thanks for sharing.. Will I need the university ep for this download
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#9 Old 4th Apr 2010 at 5:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Anna~
Thanks for sharing.. Will I need the university ep for this download


you should not need university to run this career. I don't have sims university on my computer and I can run the career just fine.
Test Subject
#10 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 6:36 PM
Does this career have it's own GUID, or does it replace an existing game career?
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th Apr 2010 at 4:13 AM
Hello, I love this cereer, but I'm pretty lost. How do I find the career once installed? It is looking in the newspaper or internet, no?

Sorry if this is a silly question D:
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#12 Old 21st Apr 2010 at 4:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RudieCantFail
Does this career have it's own GUID, or does it replace an existing game career?


Hi there, RudieCantFail. This career has its own GUID and won't rteplace any career that I know of. By the way, nice to see you are a big fan of The Clash like me!
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#13 Old 21st Apr 2010 at 4:42 AM
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Originally Posted by laura300099
Hello, I love this cereer, but I'm pretty lost. How do I find the career once installed? It is looking in the newspaper or internet, no?

Sorry if this is a silly question D:


Not a silly question. Sometimes it takes a while for the career you want to randomly come up in the newspaper and computer job listings, especially when you download as many careers as me. Sometimes you just have to be patient........or you can cheat.

Hit shift+cntl+C and in the window that appears at the top of your screen type, "boolprop testingcheatsenabled true" but without the spaces. Then hold down the shift key and click on the newspaper. Click on adult jobs and select the one you want from the list.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 5:57 AM
I'm very excited to try this play through this career! I even made a sim just for it...unfortunately when I had her search the (hacked) paper, the job was nowhere to be found! I redownloaded, and still no luck...until I noticed two "slacker" careers! Sure enough, one was really this one, complete with awesome custom icon. Everything looks great except, of course, that the job title is still "Slacker" D= Anyone else have this problem or know what might be going on? Thanks so much!

paysites suck.
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#15 Old 17th Jun 2010 at 4:07 AM
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Originally Posted by azraelchan
I'm very excited to try this play through this career! I even made a sim just for it...unfortunately when I had her search the (hacked) paper, the job was nowhere to be found! I redownloaded, and still no luck...until I noticed two "slacker" careers! Sure enough, one was really this one, complete with awesome custom icon. Everything looks great except, of course, that the job title is still "Slacker" D= Anyone else have this problem or know what might be going on? Thanks so much!


I thought I eliminated all traces of the slacker career from this. I'll have to go back and look for that.

My wife made the skate icon. Thanks for your kind words.
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#16 Old 21st Jun 2010 at 5:08 AM
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Originally Posted by azraelchan
I'm very excited to try this play through this career! I even made a sim just for it...unfortunately when I had her search the (hacked) paper, the job was nowhere to be found! I redownloaded, and still no luck...until I noticed two "slacker" careers! Sure enough, one was really this one, complete with awesome custom icon. Everything looks great except, of course, that the job title is still "Slacker" D= Anyone else have this problem or know what might be going on? Thanks so much!


hrmm strange I used the cheat on the newspaper and I saw the career figure skater just fine. You may have to exit the sims and start it up again, that may clear out the bug.
Test Subject
#17 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 12:31 PM
It's fantastic career! I can't wait to use it in the game
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#18 Old 30th Nov 2010 at 7:48 PM
This is just awesome! Just what I needed for one of my stories. Thank you very much (:
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th May 2011 at 12:46 AM
I love figure skating and I am so excited to download this! I was wondering if there was a way to switch the levels "International Champion" and "National Champion"
(# 6 and 7, I believe, or 7 and 8). As far as I know, people usually achieve nationals before internationals, but in this career they're switched. Thank you!!!!

"Ladies and gentlemen,
take my advice:
Pull down your pants,
and slide on the ice."
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#20 Old 3rd Jul 2011 at 6:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NewSimmer
I love figure skating and I am so excited to download this! I was wondering if there was a way to switch the levels "International Champion" and "National Champion"
(# 6 and 7, I believe, or 7 and 8). As far as I know, people usually achieve nationals before internationals, but in this career they're switched. Thank you!!!!


Sorry it took me a while to respond, my wife was dragging me off to play the sims

To answer your original question, I made "international competitor" come before "nationals champion" because in real life figure skaters are allowed to compete in international skating events even if they are not national champions.
Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 12:06 AM
great idea for a career. i just wish that the wages were a bit higher. at least the top 3 levels' wages being in the thousands. that's the only thing keeping me from downloading it.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#22 Old 15th Aug 2012 at 5:44 PM
This is great! But does it also work for teens? Many thanks!
Test Subject
#23 Old 15th Jan 2013 at 4:34 AM
Hey, I would love to see someone convert this for the new Sims 3 seasons! Unfortunately I have no idea how!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 10:18 PM
by the way, there's now a university major that corresponds to this career. The major was created by another user, "eliseluong". You can check out the link here:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=497956
Test Subject
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#25 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Debb1970
Hey, I would love to see someone convert this for the new Sims 3 seasons! Unfortunately I have no idea how!


At present I'm only playing the sims2. I haven't been able to convince my wife that we need to play sims3 because she doesn't like the look of sims in sims3.
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