I just got the performance outfit. I believe that the material and velcro do not go together. With the type of material the skating dress is made of it is extremely easy to snag with the velcro. American Girl should know by now that this type of material snags easily and that they should put snaps on it and not velcro. Other outfits that easily snag from velcro include the 1st soccer top, blue ice skirt and others that I can't name at the moment.
So handle this outfit very carefully and make sure the material doesn't get stuck in the velcro. I will probably change the velcro to snaps so this outfit will not get ruined with snags.