The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Figure Skating


Once you have completed the An Alien Concept: Weather Machines Quest and built the Snow Park your adult, teen and preteen sims can figure skate on the 4 dark patches on the ice hockey rink.

TIP: if you have a swimming pool at one of your houses and place the weather machine you unlock in the quest and set it to snow your sims can ice skate on the frozen pool so you can have as many sims as you want figure skating!

The skating option is:

  • Figure Skating- 12 hours


After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the figure skating medals collectibles. Every time your sim figure skates their hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the figure skating collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Figure Skate
1-2 150%
2-3 133%
3-4 100%
4-5 50%
5-6 25%

For example you would need to figure skate 2 times to reach level 5 from level 4

NOTE: it says 150% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what figure skating collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Amateur Final Moment of Dignity, Silver Stumble and The Golden Spiral are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Rarely Upright Platinum Princess is now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Semi-Skilled Encouragement Award and Coveted Topple are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Skilled Heavenly Peak and The G. Grandeur are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Advanced Blind Goose and Silver Teapot are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Skater Prestige Rare Swan and Simtown Splendour are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed figure skating collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘figure skate again’ or ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are the ski lift key, figure skating outfits and 3LPs:


  • The second time unlocks the figure skating outfits, which can be found in the wardrobe for preteens, teens and adults under outfits once you have built the costume and swim store

  • From the third time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LPs


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Thanks for reading!

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The Sims Freeplay- Promotions R Us

The promotions r us contains items to help you get a promotion as well as hobby items.

This is how the shop looks from the outside:

The shop can be found in front of the park, next to the pet shop.

In the shop you can find:


  • Toyota Guitar- for the Musician Career (FREE)
  • Mirror- for the Politician Career (S300)
  • Easel- for the Artist Career (S700)
  • Soccer Ball- for the Athlete Career (S950)
  • Fire Hydrant- for the Fire Fighter Career (S1,800)
  • Teachers Blackboard- for the Teacher Career (S1,900)
  • Movie Camera- for the Movie Star Career (S2,000)
  • Auction Podium- for the Real Estate Agent Career (S2,250)
  • Telescope- for the Scientist Career (S3,490)
  • Guitar- for the Musician Career (S4,320)




  • Potion Brewing Cauldron- for the Potion Brewing Hobby (S5,000)
  • Chocolatier Bench*- for the Chocolatier Hobby (first four are S500, then price increases each time)
  • Musical Instruments- for the Teen Idol Hobby (they range in price)
  • Woodworking Bench- for the Woodworking Hobby (S1,800)
  • Fashion Studio- for the Fashion Designer Hobby (S2,500)
  • Quilting Kit- for the Quilting Hobby (S2,500)
  • Magic Wand Podium- for the Spell Casting Hobby (S,5000)
  • Magic Broomstick Closet- for the Broomstick Flying Hobby (S10,000)
  • Ice Pedestal*- for the Ice Sculpture Hobby (price increases each time)
  • Aerobics Step- for the Aerobics Hobby (price increases each time)
  • Bird Feeding Bench- for the Bird Feeding Hobby (2LPs)
  • Xylophone- for the Musical Expressions Hobby (S2,000)
  • Salsa Jukebox- for the Salsa Dancing Hobby (S5,000)
  • Breakdancing Boom Box- for the Breakdancing Hobby (S5,000)
  • Finger Painting Easel- for the Finger Painting Hobby (S4,000)


*these are hobby items that are only available while an event is available

To buy an item click on the item then the green tick to buy, you will then be asked to confirm you want to buy it:


How do I place an item in my house once I have brought it?

Go to the house you want to place it in and open your inventory, find the hobby and career items tab and the item you have just brought will be found there:


Why don’t I have some of these items in my store? Before you will be able to buy a lot of these items you will need to unlock the hobby or career by building a certain place or by completing a quest. Click on the links below for more information:

Careers ~ Hobbies

Can’t afford the store? This post may help you earn some simoleons!

Thanks for reading!


Bakery and Restaurant Story- Bossy Neighbours

I’m a very busy person, I take only a few minutes out of my day for a break to play these 2 games- this is when I have food that is ready to serve, I have to plan the food to be ready at a time that suits me.


It really annoys me when the small minority of my neighbours are bossy- they create rules about how they expect me to tip them every single day, and to write on their wall once I have tipped them! I don’t have the time. Then they leave an angry note on my wall saying they have deleted me (Why the rules? It ruins the game for everyone) If I did this I would waste hours of my life on both these games as I have so many neighbours. I think it is much more important that if a neighbour asks me to send them something they have requested I do so.

Having to rely on other people is a thing that really bugs me about games-  With these games you have to ask people to send you things so you can build new ovens or if you need to receive something so you can complete a goal so that is why I have soo many neighbours, so I know that if a few stop playing for a while I can still complete the tasks.

If you would like to add me on either bakery story or restaurant story my ID is charlyisgr8

If you expect people to send you gifts and tip you everyday then don’t add me, I don’t care if you don’t tip me everyday and don’t write on my wall to tell me (if you go to news you can see who has tipped you anyway!) and I don’t keep count of those who haven’t tipped me in a while because it is a waste of time and I know that not everyone has the time- its only a game after all!

I welcome anyone who will just accept my requests when I ask for them to send me something- that is all 🙂

My new way of tipping:

  • I will now tip you at least once a week (twice if I can) but only if your shop isn’t full (oh and that reminds me- you don’t need to write on my wall to say my shop is full- I will see when I come back on!) and the same with gifts.
  • I will then post on my own wall to say that I have tipped and gifted everyone I could (so if you really need to know that it was me you can find out there)

What do you think about bossy neighbours? Or are you one of them?

Leave a comment below!

Thanks for reading!

Bakery Story- My Bakery

People have been asking me about my games- what level am I on? What does my shop look like? So this it the first post quickly showing and explaining to you what my bakery story shop looks like.

You can see a more detailed look at my bakery by adding me- my storm8 ID is charlyisgr8 🙂

My Bakery- Updated 17th November 2013
My Bakery- Updated 17th November 2013

Firstly I’m on level 68 and have been playing for over a year now.

There are many different sections to my bakery, I find it gets really boring if it is all the same. I have an illusion of stairs leading up to a pirate themed area which is my favourite part! 😛 I have a cinema area, a tea party area, a romantic area, a forest area and a small coffee shop space.

The entrance to the bakery follows the theme of whatever the latest update has been, so at the moment its thanksgiving.

Thanks for reading!


The Sims Freeplay- Road to Fame Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 20 UNLOCKS: teen hobby and sim sign TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: premium instruments

This quest unlocks the sim sign and teen idol hobby for your teenage sims to complete, most of this quest is completing the hobby. If you complete this quest in the 7 day time limit you will unlock premium 3 star instruments. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock the hobby but you won’t get the premium instruments
How long does this quest take to complete?


Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

NOTE: You need a teenage sim to complete this quest

  • Buy a stack of magazines- these can be found in the living room section of buy mode (you won’t be able to buy anything else until you buy these)

  • Make a teenager read teen celebrity magazine- 4 minutes 33 seconds (click on the stack of magazines and choose the teen celebrity option- only a teen can read this!)

  • Make a teenager watch funny cat videos- 1 hour 40 minutes (on the computer)

  • Send a teenager to the park
  • Create a plan to become famous- 6 hours 10 minutes (using the blackboard in the park on the pier)


  • Buy a keyboard from the home store (in the teen section)

The next goals have you completing the Teen Idol Hobby, each time you use one of the instruments you unlock in this quest you will write a piece of music, once you find all pieces of music you will have completed the hobby collection.

  • Write music (using the keyboard to find notes- cheapest keyboard takes an hour)

  • Write 3 pieces of music (you have to find a new note to be counted as a piece of music using the keyboard so you need to find 2 more new pieces of music, when you have found all 3 you will unlock the next instrument)


You unlock different instruments with each line of notes you find, the higher star rating the instruments have, the faster your sim will write music

Once you’ve found all the keyboard notes you will unlock the bass guitar (cheapest takes 2 hours to make music) then when you have found all the bass guitar notes you unlock the drum kit and so on..

  • Write 6 pieces of music (you need to use the bass guitar to find the next 3 pieces)


  • Write 9 pieces of music (you need to use the drum kit to find the next 3)


  • Write 12 pieces of music (you need to use the electric guitar to find the next 3)


  • Write 15 pieces of music (you need to use the microphone to find the last 3)

When you complete the last row you will unlock a magazine photoshoot, this is a resource needed to upgrade the sim sign, keep reading for more information!


This post explains the Teen Idol hobby in more detail

Once you complete this quest you unlock the Sim Sign

You will find the sim town sign near the premium residences by the estate agency- you need to upgrade it to get the chance to earn a bonus in revenue. When you upgrade it to level 3 you unlock the teen idol mansion- the first one is free! To upgrade the sim sign you need to collect the resources, to find these resources you can redo the collection and when you finish a line you get a resource or you can find them randomly when you do an action!

simsignThis post explains the Sim Sign And Teen Mansion in more detail

Time Limited Prize: Premium Instruments

Is the prize worth it? they are 3 star instruments so you can complete a collection quicker without buying the 3 star instruments that cost LP (but there is no difference between premium and 3 star instruments apart from the cost)

Where can I find them? In the teen section

Cost? Keyboard (S6,000) Bass (S6,500) Drumkit (S6,000) Guitar (S6,200) and Microphone (S5,500)


Watch my step by step video of this quest here[the 2018 version is coming!]:

The next quest Adulthood ages teens to adults!


please read before asking

I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 20 before you can start this quest

Can I complete this quest even though I have passed level 20?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically

I can’t place the magazines in my house, why?
You need to put them on a table or counter, you cannot place them on the floor

My sims won’t read the magazine, help!
Do blue footprints appear? Read the answer below

Why do blue footprints appear when I try to use an item?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it

Help, all items are greyed out apart from the magazines! What should I do?
Buy the magazines again, this should allow you to access the rest of buy mode

Do I need a teen for this quest?
Yes, in this quest you complete the teen idol hobby for the first time so a teen is required to complete all the goals

Can I have more than one teen doing this at once?
No, only one teen can be the teen idol and complete this hobby at one time

I have done the task write 3 pieces of music but it will not complete, why?
You need to write 3 different pieces, you cannot just do the task 3 times

Why can’t I buy the microphone yet?
You need to find all 3 pieces of music on the keyboard, then all 3 on the bass guitar, then all 3 on the drum kit, then all 3 on the guitar and then you will be able to buy the microphone

I cannot find one of the pieces, what should I do?
Some take longer to get than others to find so just keep going, you will find them eventually!

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The premium instruments

What is the difference between the 3 star instruments and the premium instruments?
Apart from cost (3 star instruments cost LPs) there is no difference

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the teen idol hobby and sim sign before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one

How do I build the sim sign?
You need to complete the teen idol hobby several times, each time you complete a row in the hobby you earn a resource to build the sign, this post explains this in more detail

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

The next quest Adulthood ages teens to adults!

Last updated June 2017