Basic Skills Competition - Onalaska Figure Skating

2015 Coulee Region Basic Skills
Figure Skating Competition
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Hosted by the Tri-State Toe Picks FSC
Onalaska Omni Center
255 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska, WI 54601
Further information and Secure Online Registration (EntryEeze) available at:
www.thetoepicks.org
Entries due January 25, 2015
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2015 Coulee Region Basic Skills
Figure Skating Competition
Sunday, March 1, 2015, 10 am
Hosted by the Tri-State Toe Picks FSC
Chief Referee: TBA
Chief Accountant: TBA
LOCATION OF EVENTS:
The Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650.
EVENTS:
This competition will include the following ladies’ and men’s events:
Basic Elements Event: Snowplow Sam – Basic 8
Basic Program Event: Snowplow Sam – Basic 8
Free Skate Compulsory: Free Skate 1-6
Free Skate Program Event: Free Skate 1-6
Compulsory Event: Introductory Levels, Test Track and Well Balanced Levels (through Preliminary)
Adult Events: Adult 1-6, Pre-Bronze and Bronze
Test Track Program Event: (through Preliminary)
Well Balanced Program Event: (through Preliminary)
Artistic/Showcase Solo Event
Jumps Event
Spins Event
Fun Events:
Skate Race
Longest One Foot Glide
Longest Shoot the Duck
Longest Lunge
REGISTRATION:
The registration desk at the Onalaska Omni Center will be open during all practice and competition sessions.
Competitors should arrive at the Onalaska Omni Center at least 60 minutes before the scheduled time of their
event. All schedules will be posted on an official bulletin board at the Onalaska Omni Center. It is the
responsibility of each competitor to check this board for official changes and events on the day of the
competition. Failure to arrive, check-in with the registration desk, check-in with the ice monitor, and turn in
your music at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled event may result in disqualification.
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ELIGIBILITY AND RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The competition is open to ALL skaters who are current eligible (ER 1.0) members of either the Basic Skills
Program and/or are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. To be eligible, skaters must have submitted a
membership application or be a member in good standing. Members of other organizations are eligible to
compete, but must be registered with the host Basic Skills Program/Club or any other Basic Skills
Program/Club.
Eligibility will be based on skill level as of closing date of entries (January 25, 2015). All SNOWPLOW SAM
and BASIC SKILLS SKATERS THROUGH BASIC 8 must skate at highest level passed or one level higher
and NO official U.S. Figure Skating tests may have been passed including MIF or Individual dances.
Skaters in all other events must skate at highest free skate level passed OR one level higher (MIF test level will
not determine skater’s competitive level), BUT not both levels in the same event during the same competition.
ENTRIES AND FEES:
On-line entries are preferred. Please register on-line (secure registration powered by EntryEeze) through the
website link: www.thetoepicks.org . For an additional fee, you may register via paper forms by following
instructions on pages 6 - 8. Paper entries must be filled out completely and fee check made payable to the TriState Toe Picks FSC. Questions can be directed to Kym Culp via e-mail at
[email protected]
Event Type:
First Event
Each Additional Event
“Fun Events”
Practice Ice, advance purchase
Practice Ice, event day purchase
Paper Registration Fee
Fee for Late Registration
Entry Fee:
$50
$15
$10
$10/twenty minute session
$15/twenty minute session
$15 (no fee for on-line registration)
$25
DEADLINE FOR ENTIRIES: On-line entries must be completed by midnight, January 25, 2015. Paper entries
must be RECEIVED by January 25, 2015. Late registrations will be accepted only at the discretion of the
organizers and will be subject to a $25 late fee. A coach should review the entry form for accuracy and his/her
signature verifies the skater’s skating level and events.
REFUNDS:
NO refunds after closing entry date of January 25, 2015 unless the event is cancelled by the Tri-State Toe Picks
FSC. Full refunds (minus on-line fee if applicable), including practice ice, are available if withdrawal is prior to
the closing date of January 25, 2015. After January 25, 2015, entry refunds are only available if the event is
cancelled. There will be NO medical refunds given. If you register on-line, your refund will be returned to
your credit card as soon as the competition committee determines that a refund is due. If you register via a
paper form, then you will be issued a club check for the refund. If you register on-line, the processing fee is not
refundable for any reason.
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AWARDS:
Everyone will receive an award. There will be no more than 6 skaters in each group for any event. All events
will be final rounds. ALL awards will be made at appropriate times throughout the competition.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Skaters’ name and event times along with directions to Onalaska Omni Center will be posted on the Tri-State
Toe Picks FSC website (www.thetoepicks.org) approximately one week prior to the competition. Information
regarding skating times will be mailed if a return, self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the paper
registration. All skaters should be ready to skate and check in with the Ice Monitor 30 minutes prior to their
scheduled event time.
PRACTICE ICE:
Practice ice will be available on Sunday, March 1 from 7 am to 9:30 am. Practice ice will be sold in advance
(on-line registration or paper entry) for $10 per 20 minutes, or for $15 per 20 minutes at registration as a walk
on the morning of competition. Skaters’ names and practice times will be posted on the website
(www.thetoepicks.org) approximately one week prior to competition. A maximum of 20 skaters will be allowed
on the ice during any one session. Program music will NOT be played during the practice ice sessions. Practice
ice sessions may be added or canceled based on the number of registrations with the final practice ice schedule
posted on the Tri-State Toe Picks website and at the ice rink. No phone calls and no e-mails will be accepted
for practice ice.
MUSIC:
The music for all free skating programs and artistic programs must be provided on a CD by the skater. The CD
must clearly be marked with the name of the skater, event entered, length of music, and must contain only ONE
track per CD. Music must be recorded on CD-R media (no CD-RW). Competition music must be turned in at
the time of registration. Time duration is always +/- 10 seconds of the stated time frame of event. A duplicate
CD should be available at rink side during the event as back up. CD will be returned to the registration desk
shortly after each event. CDs not collected prior to the end of the competition will be disposed. For all Free
Skate and Artistic/Showcase programs, vocal music with lyrics is permitted.
PHOTOGRAPHS:
A professional photographer will be available for podium pictures. Only the professional photographer will
take the award pictures. You may bring your own camera or video camera for action shots but please no flash
photography during an event.
ATTIRE:
Skating top/skirt/pants or skating dress for ladies or skating top/pants for men is recommended, but not
required. Casual figure skating attire is also accepted.
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FACILITIES AND PARKING:
All events and practice sessions will be held at the Onalaska Omni Center at 255 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska, WI
54601. Onalaska Omni center website: www.omnicenter.net. Rink size is 110’ wide by 232’ long with slightly
rounded corners. Concession stand will be available for duration of events. No outside food is allowed. The
arena has seating for spectators and changing rooms for skaters. Free parking is available.
LOST AND FOUND:
Lost and found items may be claimed at the registration desk.
PARTICIPATION GIFT:
Every skater will receive a T-shirt for participating in the Coulee Region Basic Skills Figure Skating
Competition! Please indicate your preferred size on the on-line registration or paper registration. One T-shirt
per registered basic skills event skater.
OTHER INFORMATION:
For a complete set of rules, application forms, and schedules visit our website: www.thetoepicks.org. Website
will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Mail paper registrations by January 25, 2015 to:
Tri-State Toe Picks F.S.C.
Coulee Region Basic Skills Competition
P.O. Box 374
Onalaska, WI 54650
For questions, please contact Competition Chair, Kym Culp, via e-mail:
[email protected]
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2015 Coulee Region Basic Skills Figure
Skating Competition
Paper/Mail Entry Form
Only use this form if NOT registering on-line via EntryEeze. On-line entry is preferred. Please register on-line via link at
www.thetoepicks.org. There is a $15 charge for paper entries.
If paper entry, please mail check (payable to “Tri-State Toe Picks FSC”) and all 3 paper entry registration forms by deadline
of January 25, 2015 to:
Tri-State Toe Picks FSC
Coulee Region Basic Skills Competition
P.O. Box 374
Onalaska, WI 54650
Skater’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________
First
Last
Phonetic Pronunciation of Name: _____________________________________________________________
Skater’s T-Shirt Size (circle one): Youth S Youth M Youth L Adult S Adult M Adult L Adult XL
Date of Birth: _____/_____/______ Age: ________ Gender: _______ USFSA#:_________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________
City: ________________________________________State:_________________ Zip: __________________
Parent/Guardian Name (if under age 18):________________________________________________________
E-mail:________________________________________Phone :(_______)____________________________
Highest Level Passed: ______________________________________________________________________
Program/Home Club Affiliation: ______________________________________________________________
Director’s/Instructor’s/Primary Coach’s Name: ___________________________________________________
Director’s/Instructor’s/Primary Coach’s E-mail:__________________________________________________
Director’s/Instructor’s/Primary Coach’s Phone Number :(_______) ____________________________________
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Please check each Basic Skills Event(s) you are entering:
Basic Elements Event:
____Snowplow Sam 1-3
____Basic 1 ____Basic 5
____Basic 2 ____Basic 6
____Basic 3 ____Basic 7
____Basic 4 ____Basic 8
Basic Program Event:
____Snowplow Sam 1-3
____Basic 1 ____Basic 5
____Basic 2 ____Basic 6
____Basic 3 ____Basic 7
____Basic 4 ____Basic 8
Free Skate 1-6 Compulsory Event:
____Free Skate 1
____Free Skate 2
____Free Skate 3
____Free Skate 4
____Free Skate 5
____Free Skate 6
Free Skate 1-6 Program Event:
____Free Skate 1
____Free Skate 2
____Free Skate 3
____Free Skate 4
____Free Skate 5
____Free Skate 6
- OR -
Jumps Event:
___ Basic Skills/Adult 1-6
____ Beginner/FreeSkate 1-3
____High Beginner/FreeSkate 4/AdPreBronze
____No Test
____Pre-Preliminary/FreeSkate 5-6/AdBronze
____Preliminary
- OR -
Adult Event:
____Adult 1 ____Adult 4
____Adult 2 ____Adult 5
____Adult 3 ____Adult 6
____Adult Pre-Bronze
____Adult Bronze
Compulsory Event – Intro Levels/Test Track/Well Balanced:
___Beginner Compulsory
___High Beginner Compulsory
___No Test Compulsory
___Pre-Preliminary Compulsory
___Preliminary Compulsory
Well Balanced Program Event: - OR ____Pre-Preliminary
____Preliminary
Spins Event:
Artistic/Showcase Solo Event:
____Basic Skills/Adult 1-6
____Beginner/FreeSkate 1-3/Adult Pre-Bronze
____High Beginner/FreeSkate 4
____No Test
____Pre-Preliminary/FreeSkate 5-6/Adult Bronze
____Preliminary
“Fun Events” (priced at $10 per event)
____Skate Race
____Longest One Foot Glide
Intro Level/Test Track Program Event:
____Beginner
____High Beginner
____No Test
____Pre-Preliminary Test Track
____Preliminary Test Track
____Basic 1-8/Adult 1-6
____Beginner/High Beginner/FreeSkate 1-6
____No Test/Pre-Preliminary/Adult Pre-Bronze
____Preliminary/Adult Bronze
____Longest Shoot the Duck
____Longest Lunge
ENTRY FEES:
Please make all checks payable to “Tri-State Toe Picks FSC”.
First Event:
= $ 50.00
Additional Events: _______(number of additional events) x $15 each
= $_______
“Fun Events”: _____(number of “fun” events) x $10 each
= $_______
Paper Registration administrative charge (on-line entry preferred)
= $ 15.00
Practice Ice # of sessions: ______ x $10 each (advance mail registration price)
= $_______
Late fee (ONLY if entry received after deadline of January 25, 2015)
= ($ 25.00)
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TOTAL FEES DUE:
= $__________
Mail completed entry form (all 3 pages) and fees payable to “Tri-State Toe Picks FSC” to:
Tri-State Toe Picks FSC
Coulee Region Basic Skills Competition
P.O. Box 374
Onalaska, WI 54650
___________________Skater’s Name _______CHECK #
No refunds will be made after the deadline of January 25, 2015, except for cancelled events. Full refunds (minus on-line processing fee if applicable),
including practice ice, are available if withdrawal is prior to the closing date of January 25, 2015. After January 25, 2015, entry refunds are only available if
the event is cancelled. There will be NO medical refunds given. If you register on-line, your refund will be returned to your credit card as soon as the
competition committee determines that a refund is due. If you register via a paper form, then you will be issued a club check for the refund. If you register
on-line, the processing fee is not refundable for any reason.
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Certification of Competitor:
I am a USFS registered skater, or parent/guardian thereof, eligible under the rules of United States Figure Skating. I certify
that the information regarding my age is correct. I understand that due to limitations of ice for this competition the Referee
and/or the 2015 Coulee Region Basic Skills Figure Skating Competition Committee reserve the right to limit entries on a
first-come, first-served basis or to eliminate events with suitable notification to the entrants and return of entry fees for the
event.
________________________________________
Name of competitor (please print)
________________________________________
Signature of competitor
Waiver of Claims for Injury:
All competitors waive all claims of injury to person or property during the competition and practice sessions at the Onalaska
Omni Center. US Figure Skating and the Tri-State Toe Picks FSC and Coulee Region Basic Skills Figure Skating
Competition Committee undertake no responsibility for damages or injuries suffered by the skaters. As a condition of and in
consideration of the acceptance of their entries or participation therein, all entrants or their parents/guardians shall be deemed
to agree to assume all risks of injury to their person and property resulting from, caused by or connected with, the conduct
and management of the competition, and to waive and release any and all claims which they may have against any officials,
US Figure Skating, the club hosting the competition, and against its officers, and their entries shall be accepted only on such
condition. If the competitor is under age (18 years) the parent or guardian must sign the release.
___________________________________________________
Signature of Competitor or Parent/Guardian (if skater under 18)
_________________________
Date
Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment:
I hereby consent to medically necessary emergency medical treatment for my child/myself:
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Competitor
_________________________________________________________
Signature of Competitor or Parent/Guardian (if skater under 18)
_____________________________
Date
THIS PAGE TO BE COMPLETED AFTER SKATER/PARENT(GUARDIAN)
HAVE FILLED OUT ENTRY FORM TO ENSURE ACCURACY:
Certification of Director/Instructor/Primary Coach:
To the best of my knowledge, the above entry forms and signatures are true and correct. The named competitor, to the best
of my knowledge, is eligible to enter the event(s) as specified. The competitor is a Home Club USFS member (Basic Skills
or Individual) of our club in good standing. I have reviewed and approve the entry of this skater in the indicated events:
_______________________________________________________
Name of Director/Instructor/Coach (please print)
_____________________________
Title
_________________________________________________________
Signature of Director/Instructor/Coach
_________________________________
e-mail address
__________________________________________________________
Full name of Home Club
(_______)___________________________
phone number
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EVENT: BASIC ELEMENTS EVENT: SNOWPLOW SAM – BASIC 8
Format: Each skater will perform each element when directed by a judge or referee or have the option to perform
one element at a time in the order listed below (no excessive connecting steps).
 To be skated on 1/3 to 1/2 ice
 No music
 All elements must be skated in the order listed
LEVEL
Snowplow
Sam 1-3
TIME
1:00 max
Basic 1
1:00 max
Basic 2
1:00 max
Basic 3
1:00 max
Basic 4
1:00 max
Basic 5
1:00 max
Basic 6
1:00 max
Basic 7
1:00 max
Basic 8
1:00 max
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
1. March followed by a two foot glide and dip
2. Forward two foot swizzles, 2-3 in a row
3. Forward snowplow stop
4. Backward wiggles, 2-6 in a row
1. Forward two foot glide and dip
2. Forward two foot swizzles, 6-8 in a row
3. Forward snowplow stop
4. Backward wiggles, 6-8 in a row
1. Forward one foot glide, either foot
2. Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a
straight line, 2-3 each foot
3. Moving snowplow stop
4. Two foot turn in place, forward to backward
5. Backward two foot swizzles, 6 - 8 in a row
1. Forward stroking
2. Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, either clockwise or counter clockwise, 4-6 consecutive
3. Forward slalom
4. Backward one foot glide, either foot
5. Two foot spin – minimum three revolutions
1. Standstill forward outside three-turn, Right & Left
2. Forward outside edge on a circle, clockwise or counter clockwise
3. Forward crossovers, 4-6 consecutive, both directions
4. Backward stroking, 4-6 strokes
5. Backward snowplow stop, Right or Left
1. Backward outside edge on a circle, clockwise or counterclockwise
2. Backward crossovers, 4-6 consecutive, both directions
3. Basic one foot spin, free leg held to side of spinning leg - minimum three revolutions
4. Side toe hop, either direction
5. Hockey stop
1. Standstill forward inside three-turn, Right & Left
2. Bunny Hop
3. Forward spiral on a straight line, Right or Left
4. Lunge, Right or Left
5. T-stop, Right or Left
1. Standstill forward inside open Mohawk,
Right to Left and Left to Right
2. Ballet Jump, either direction
3. Back crossovers to a back outside edge landing position, clockwise and counter clockwise
4. Forward inside pivot
1. Moving forward outside or forward inside three-turns,
Right & Left
2. Waltz jump (from a standstill)
3. Mazurka, either direction
4. Combination move, clockwise or counter clockwise, two forward crossovers into forward inside
Mohawk, step down, cross behind, step into one back crossover and step to a forward inside
edge
5. Beginning one-foot upright spin, free foot held to side of spinning leg or crossed
position - minimum three revolutions
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EVENT: BASIC PROGRAM EVENT: SNOWPLOW SAM – BASIC 8
Format: The skating order of the required elements is optional. The elements are not restricted as to the number of times the
element is executed or length of glides, number of revolutions, etc. unless otherwise specified. Vocal music is allowed.
 To be skated on full ice
 The skater may use elements from a previous level
 A 0.2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
LEVEL
TIME
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
Snowplow 1:00 +/-10
1. March followed by a two foot glide and dip
max
Sam 1-3
2. Forward two foot swizzles, 2-3-in a row
3. Forward snowplow stop
4. Backward wiggles, 2-6 in a row
1:00 +/-10
Basic 1
1. Forward two foot glide and dip
max
2. Forward two foot swizzles 6 -8 in a row
3. Backward wiggles 6-8 in a row
4. Forward snowplow stop
1:00 +/-10
Basic 2
1. Forward one foot glide, either foot
max
2. Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a straight line, 2-3 each foot
3. Moving snowplow stop
4. Two foot turn in place, forward to backward
5. Backward two foot swizzles, 6 - 8 in a row
1:00 +/-10
Basic 3
1. Forward stroking
max
2. Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, either clockwise or counter clockwise 4-6 consecutive
3. Forward slalom Backward one foot glide – either foot
4. Backward one foot glide – either foot
5. Two foot spin – minimum three revolutions
1:00 +/-10
Basic 4
1. Standstill forward outside three turn, Right & Left
max
2. Forward crossovers, 4-6 consecutive both directions
3. Backward stroking, 4-6 strokes
4. Backward snowplow stop, Right or Left
1:00 +/-10
Basic 5
1. Backward crossovers, 4-6 consecutive, both directions
max
2. Basic one-foot spin, free leg held to side of spinning leg - minimum three revolutions
3. Side toe hop, either direction
4. Hockey stop
1:00 +/-10
Basic 6
1. Standstill forward inside three-turn, Right & Left
max
2. Bunny Hop
3. Forward spiral on a straight line, Right or Left
4.Lunge, Right or Left
5.T-stop, Right or Left
1:00 +/-10
Basic 7
1. Standstill forward inside open Mohawk, Right to Left and Left to Right
max
2. Ballet Jump, either direction
3. Back crossovers to a back outside edge landing position, clockwise and counter clockwise
4. Forward inside pivot
1:00 +/-10
Basic 8
1. Moving forward outside or forward inside three-turns Right & Left
max
2. Waltz jump (from a standstill)
3. Mazurka, either direction
4. Combination move, clockwise or counter clockwise - two forward crossovers into a forward
inside Mohawk, step down, cross behind, step into one back crossover and step to a forward
inside edge
5. Beginning one-foot upright spin, free foot held to side of spinning leg or crossed position –
minimum three revolutions
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EVENT: FREE SKATE 1-6 COMPULSORY EVENT
Format: In simple program form, using a limited number of connecting steps, the skating order of the required
elements is optional
 To be skated on ½ ice
 No music is allowed
 The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use any additional elements from previous
levels
 A 0.2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
LEVEL
Free Skate 1
TIME
1:15 max.
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
1. Advanced forward stroking, 4-6 consecutive strokes
2. Backward outside three turns, Right & Left
3. One-foot upright scratch spin from back crossovers – minimum three revolutions
4. Waltz jump from back crossovers
5. Half-flip jump
Free Skate 2
1:15 max.
Free Skate 3
1:15 max.
Free Skate 4
1:15 max.
Free Skate 5
1:15 max.
Free Skate 6
1:15 max.
1. Forward outside or inside spiral Right or Left
2. Waltz three’s, Right or Left, 2-3 sets
3. Beginning back spin, entry optional – minimum two revolutions
4. Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump sequence
5. Toe loop jump
1. Forward crossovers in a figure 8
2. Backward inside three turns, Right & Left
3. Back spin – minimum three revolutions
4. Salchow jump
5. Waltz jump-Toe loop or Salchow-Toe loop jump combination
1. Forward power three turns, 2-3 consecutive sets Right or Left
2. Sit spin – minimum three revolutions
3. Loop jump
4. Waltz jump-loop jump combination
1. Camel spin – minimum three revolutions
2. Forward upright spin to back spin – minimum three revolutions on each foot
3. Loop-loop jump combination
4. Flip jump
1. Five step Mohawk sequence – 1 set alternating pattern (refer to Basic Skills
Curriculum Free Skate 6)
2. Camel-sit spin combination – minimum four revolutions total
3. Split or stag jump
4. Waltz jump - half loop - Salchow sequence
5. Lutz jump
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EVENT: FREE SKATE 1-6 PROGRAM EVENT
Format: The skating order of the required elements is optional. The elements are not restricted as to the number
of times element is executed, or length of glides, number of revolutions, etc. unless otherwise stated. Connecting
moves and steps should be demonstrated throughout the program. Vocal music is allowed.
 To be skated on full ice
 The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use but is not required to use any additional
elements from the previous levels
 A 0.2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
 Time 1:30 +/-10 seconds
LEVEL
Free Skate 1
TIME
Free Skate 2
1:30 +/- 10
sec
Free Skate 3
1:30 +/- 10
sec
Free Skate 4
1:30 +/- 10
sec
Free Skate 5
1:30 +/- 10
sec
Free Skate 6
1:30 +/- 10
sec
1:30 +/- 10
sec
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
1. Advanced forward stroking, 4-6 consecutive strokes
2. One foot upright scratch spin from back crossovers – minimum three revolutions
3. Waltz jump from back crossovers
4. Half-flip jump
1. Forward outside or inside spiral, Right or Left
2. Beginning back spin, entry optional – minimum two revolutions
3. Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump sequence
4. Toe loop jump
1. Forward crossovers in a figure 8
2. Back spin – minimum three revolutions
3. Salchow jump
4. Waltz jump-Toe loop or Salchow-Toe loop jump combination
1. Forward power three turns, 2-3 consecutive sets Right or Left
2. Sit spin – minimum three revolutions
3. Loop jump
4. Waltz jump-loop jump combination
1. Camel spin – minimum three revolutions
2. Forward upright spin to back spin – minimum three revolutions on each foot
3. Loop-loop jump combination
4. Flip jump
1. Camel-sit spin combination – minimum four revolutions total
2. Split or stag jump
3. Waltz jump - half loop - Salchow sequence
4. Lutz jump
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EVENT: INTRODUCTORY LEVELS COMPULSORY EVENT
Format: In simple program form, using a limited number of connecting steps, the skating order of the required elements is
optional.
 To be skated on ½ ice
 No music is allowed
 The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use any additional elements from
previous levels
 A 0.2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
 Skaters may have the option to skate one level higher in compulsories than their free skate program
LEVEL
Beginner
TIME
High
Beginner
1:15 max
No Test
1:15 max
1:15 max
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
1. Waltz jump
2. ½ jump of choice
3. Forward two foot or one foot spin, minimum three revolutions (free leg position optional)
4. Forward or backward spiral
1. Toe loop jump
2. Salchow jump
3. Forward scratch spin- minimum three
revolutions
4. Forward or backward spiral
1. Loop jump
2. Jump combination to include a toe loop (may not use a loop or Axel)
3. Solo spin- sit or camel spin – minimum three revolutions
4. Spiral sequence- must include a forward and backward spiral. Additional spirals
and balance moves may be included.
EVENT: COMPULSORY MOVES (TEST TRACK AND WELL BALANCED)
General event parameters:
 Elements skated on ½ ice
 Elements may be performed only once
 Music is not allowed
LEVEL
Pre-Preliminary
TIME
1:00 max.
Preliminary
1:00 max.
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
 Single flip
 Jump combination: single/single (no Axel)
 Sit spin or camel spin – minimum 3 revolutions
 Spiral sequence with one forward spiral and one backward
spiral (any edge)
 Single Lutz
 Jump combination: single/single (may include Axel)
 Back upright spin – minimum 3 revolutions
 Forward inside spiral
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EVENT: INTRODUCTORY LEVELS FREE SKATE PROGRAM
General event parameters:
 Skaters will skate to the music of their choice. Vocal music is permitted at all levels.
 Level will be determined by the highest free skate test passed. Skaters may compete at the highest level they have
passed, or skate up to one level higher.
 Minimum number of spin revolutions are in parentheses following the spin description. Revolutions must be in
position.
LEVEL
JUMPS
SPINS
Beginner
Maximum 5 jump elements:

Jumps with no more than
one-half rotation (front to
back or back to front).

Max 2 jump sequences

Max 2 of any same jump
Maximum 2 spins:
Maximum 5 jump elements:

Jumps with no more than
one-half rotation (front to
back or back to front
including half-loop)

Single rotation jumps:
Salchow and toe loop
only.

Max 2 jump
combinations or
sequences

Max 2 of any same type
jump.
Maximum 5 jump elements:

Up to 2 may be jump
combos or sequences

Jump combos are limited
to 2 jumps

Jump sequences are
limited to 3 single jumps
(half-loop is not
considered a single jump
at this level).

No Axels or double
jumps are permitted.
1:30 +/- 10
sec
High
Beginner
1:30 +/- 10
sec
No Test
1:30 +/- 10
sec
STEP
SEQUENCES
QUALIFICATIONS
Connecting moves
and steps should be
demonstrated
throughout the
program.
Skaters may not have
passed tests higher than
U.S. Figure Skating
Basic Skills free skate
badge tests
Maximum 2 spins:

Two upright spins,
change of foot
optional, no
flying entry
(Minimum 3
Revolutions)
Connecting moves
and steps should be
demonstrated
throughout the
program.
Skaters may not have
passed tests higher than
U.S. Figure Skating
Basic Skills free skate
badge tests
Maximum 2 spins:

Spins must be of
different character

Each spin much
have a minimum of
3 revolutions

Spins may change
feet, position and
start with a fly.
One step sequence
that utilized ½ of the
ice surface.

Two upright spins,
no change of foot,
no flying entry.
(Min 3 revolutions)
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EVENT: TEST TRACK FREE SKATE PROGRAM
General event parameters:
 Skaters may not enter both a Well Balanced Free Skate event and a Test Track Free Skate event at the same nonqualifying competition.
 Competitors will skate to music of their choice. Vocal music is permitted at all levels.
 Level will be determined by the highest free skate test passed. Skaters may compete at the highest level they have
passed, or “skate up” to one level higher.
 Minimum number of spin revolutions are in ( ) following the spin description. Revolutions must be in position.
 The following deductions will be taken:
- 0.1 from EACH mark for each technical element included that is not permitted in the event description.
- 0.2 from the technical mark for each extra element included.
- 0.1 from the technical mark for any spin that is less than required minimum revolutions.
LEVEL
JUMPS
SPINS
STEP
SEQUENCES
QUALIFICATIONS
Max 5 jump elements:
 Jumps with not
more than onehalf rotation
(front to back or
back to front
including halfloop)
 Single rotation
jumps: Salchow,
toe loop and
loop only.
 Max 2 jump
combinations
and sequences
 Max 2 of any
same type jump
Max 5 jump elements:
 Jumps with not
more than one
rotation (no
Axels).
 Max 2 jump
combinations or
sequences
 Max 2 of any
same type jump
Maximum of 2 spins:
 Two spins of a
different
nature, one
position only.
No change of
foot, no flying
entry
(Minimum 3
revolutions)
Connecting
moves and steps
should be
demonstrated
throughout the
program.
Skaters may not have
passed tests higher
than U.S. Figure
Skating Pre-preliminary
free skate test.
Max 2 spins:
 One spin in
one position;
no change of
foot, no flying
entry (Min 3
revs)
 One spin
consisting of a
front scratch to
back scratch;
exit on
spinning foot
not mandatory
(Min 3 revs on
each foot)
Connecting
moves and steps
should be
demonstrated
throughout the
program.
Skaters must have
passed at least the U.S.
Figure Skating prepreliminary free skate test,
but may not have passed
tests higher than the
preliminary free skate test
Pre-Preliminary
1:30 +/10 sec.
Preliminary
1:30 +/10 sec.
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EVENT: WELL BALANCED FREE SKATE PROGRAM
General event parameters:
 Skaters may not enter both a Well Balanced Free Skate event and a Test Track Free Skate event at the same
nonqualifying competition
 Skaters will skate to the music of their choice. Vocal music is permitted for pre-preliminary – intermediate.
 Level will be determined by the highest free skate test passed. Skaters may compete at the highest level they have
passed, or skate up to one level higher.
 Either IJS or the 6.0 judging system will be used for this event
 All relevant and appropriate IJS rules will be used. Coaches and athletes are expected to be aware of these rules by
reading the documents on www.usfigureskating.org, under “Technical Information,” then “Singles/Pairs”.
LEVEL
TIME
JUMPS
SPINS
STEP
SEQUENCES
Maximum 5 jump elements:
Maximum 2 spins:
One step sequence
Pre1:40
a)Any single jumps, including Axel, allowed.
that must use ½ of the
Preliminary Maximum
Vocal
Music
Permitted
Preliminary
1:40
Maximum
Vocal
Music
Permitted
b)Max 2 jump combinations or sequences
c)Jump combinations are limited to 2 jumps.
d)Number of jumps in a jump sequence is limited
to a maximum of 3 single jumps (1/2 loop is not
considered a single jump).
e)Axel may be repeated as an individual jump, as
part of a jump combination or jump sequence.
Maximum of 2 Axels.
f)Double or triple jumps are not allowed.
Maximum 5 jump elements:
a)One must be an Axel or Waltz-jump
b)Max if 2 jump combinations or sequences
c)Jump combinations limited to 2 jumps
d)Number of jumps in a jump sequence is limited
to a max of 3 single jumps (1/2 loop is not
considered a single jump)
e)Only 2 different double jumps may be
attempted, selected from: double Salchow, double
toe-loop, double loop
f)Axel and no more than 2 different double jumps
may be repeated as individual jumps, as part of
jump combinations or jump sequences.
g)Maximum of 2 Axels or any double jump
h)Double flips, double Lutz, double Axels, or
triple jumps not allowed.
a)spins must be of a
different nature
b)spins may change feet
and/or position
c)spins may start with a fly
d)minimum of 3
revolutions
ice surface
Maximum 2 spins:
One step sequence
that must use ½ of the
ice surface
a)spins must be of a
different nature
b)spins may change feet
and/or position
c)spins may start with a fly
d)minimum of 3
revolutions
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ADULT EVENTS: ADULT 1-6, PRE-BRONZE and BRONZE
Adult 1-6 Levels can be skated as a compulsory event or program event, skater’s choice. Adult Pre-Bronze and Adult Bronze
will be skated as a program event.
The skating order of the required elements is optional. The elements are not restricted as to the number of times
element is executed, or length of glides, number of revolutions, etc. unless otherwise stated. Connecting moves
and steps should be demonstrated throughout program.
 Vocal music is allowed
 The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use, but is not required to use any additional
elements from previous levels
 A 0.2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
 Time 1:30 +/-10 seconds unless otherwise noted
Adult 1
1. Falling and recovery
2. Forward Marching
3. Forward 2 foot glide
4. Forward swizzle
5. Moving snowplow stops
Adult 2
1. Forward stroking showing correct use of blade
2. Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise and
counterclockwise, 4-6 in a row
3. Forward 1 foot glides
4. Slalom
5. Backward swizzles, 4-6 in a row, clockwise and
counterclockwise
Adult 4
1.Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive
edges
2.Backward edges on a circle, outside and inside,
clockwise and counter clockwise
3.Backward crossovers, clockwise and
counterclockwise, 5 consecutive
4.Forward outside 3-turns, right and left
5.Forward outside swing rolls to a count of 6
Adult 5
1.Forward and backward crossovers in a figure 8
pattern
2.Forward outside to inside change of edge on a line
3.T-stop, right or left
4.Forward inside 3-turns, right and left
5.Beginning 1 foot spin
1.Forward outside and inside edges on a circle,
clockwise and counterclockwise
2.Forward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise
3.Backward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, 4-6 in a row,
clockwise and counterclockwise
4.Moving forward to backward and backward to
forward 2 foot turn
5.Beginning 2 foot spin
Adult 6
1.Forward perimeter stroking with crossover end
patterns
2.Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge
glide (landing position)
3.Lunge
4.Spiral
5.Footwork sequence: 3-5 forward crossovers to an
inside Mohawk, 3-5 backward crossovers, step forward
inside the circle and repeat.
Adult Pre-Bronze:
Adult Bronze:
Must have passed no higher than adult pre-bronze free
skate test or pre-preliminary free skate test. Time: 1:40
max. Refer to the current US Figure Skating Rulebook
#4600 for specific requirements.
Must have passed no higher than adult bronze free
skate test or the preliminary free skate test.
Time: 1:50 max. Refer to the current US Figure
Skating Rulebook #4590 for specific requirements.
Adult 3
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EVENT: ARTISTIC/SHOWCASE EVENTS:
Artistic/Showcase events are open to skaters in Basic Skills, Free Skate, Limited Beginner through Preliminary,
and Adult Bronze. Groups will be divided by number of entries and ages if possible. Skaters must enter at the
same level as their free skate event or highest test level of skater’s in the group ensemble or production number. If
a free skate event is not being entered, skaters must enter at their current test level or one level higher. Vocal
music is permitted.
Skaters will be judged on musical interpretation, feeling, expression, and how the skating relates to the music.
Technical skating skills and difficulty will not be rewarded as such; however, skating must be the major element
of the performance and be of sufficient quality to support the selected theatrical elements. Unintended falls,
poorly executed skating elements and obvious loss of control will reduce contestant’s marks. Jump difficulty is
not rewarded in showcase; therefore jumps, if choreographed, should be performed with style, flow and
confidence. Theatrical elements evaluated will include energy, poise, acting, eye contact, choreography,
form/extension and the use of the ice.
Show costumes and props are permitted, as long as they do not touch or drag on the ice. 6.0 Judging will be used.
Deductions will be made for skaters including technical elements not permitted in the event description.
LEVEL
ELEMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS
Basic 1-8/
Adult 1-6
May not have passed any higher
Elements only from Basic 1-8, or Adult 1-6
than Basic 8 level or Adult Basic 6
curriculum
level.
PROGRAM
LENGTH
Time 1:00
Free skate 1- 3 jump maximum. ½ rotation jumps only,
6/Beginner/ plus the following full rotation jumps:
High
Salchow and toe loop.
Beginner
May not have passed any official
Time: 1:30
U.S. Figure Skating free skate tests.
No Test/
Prepreliminary/
Adult PreBronze
Must have passed no higher than
Time: 1:30
U.S. Figure Skating Pre-Preliminary
or Adult Pre-Bronze free skate test.
3 jump maximum. No axels or double
jumps permitted.
Preliminary/ 3 jump maximum. Axels are permitted, but Must have passed no higher than
Adult Bronze no double jumps allowed.
U.S. Figure Skating Preliminary
free skate or Adult Bronze test.
Time: 1:40
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JUMPS EVENT
Each skater will perform each element when directed by a judge or referee
Each skater will be allowed two attempts at each jump. The judges will select the better of the two jumps.
 To be skated on 1/2 ice
 No music
 All elements must be skated in the order listed
 Skaters may compete at the same level as their free skate events or one level higher
LEVEL
TIME
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
Basic Skills
1:15 max
 Bunny Hop
1-8/Adult 1-6
 Ballet Jump
 Waltz Jump from a stand still
Beginner
1:15 max
 Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump sequence
or
 ½ flip or ½ Lutz
Free Skate 1-3
 Single Salchow
High Beginner or
1:15 max
 Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump sequence
Free Skate 4
 Single Salchow
or
 Jump combination: waltz jump – toe loop
Adult Pre-Bronze
No Test
1:15 max
 Single toe loop
 Single loop
 Jump combination: any two ½ or single revolution jumps (no Axel)
Pre-Preliminary
1:15 max
 Single toe loop
or
 Single flip
Free Skate 5-6
 Jump combination: and two ½ or single revolution jumps (no Axel)
or
Adult Bronze
Preliminary
1:15 max


Single flip
Single lutz
SPINS EVENT
Each skater will perform each element when directed by a judge or referee
 To be skated on 1/2 ice
 No music
 Spins may be skated in any order. Connecting steps are allowed, but will not be judged. Spins may not be repeated.
 Skaters may compete at the same level as their free skate events or one level higher
LEVEL
TIME
SKATING RULES/STANDARDS
Basic Skills
1:30 max
 Upright pivot (either foot)
1-8/Adult 1-6
 2 foot spin (2)
 Beginning one foot spin (2)
Beginner or
1:30 max
 Upright two foot spin (3)
Free Skate 1-3
 Upright one foot spin (3)
or Adult
 Upright forward scratch spin (3)
Pre-Bronze
High Beginner
1:30 max
 Upright two foot spin (3)
or
 Upright forward scratch spin (3)
Free Skate 4
 Sit spin (3)
No Test
1:30 max
 Upright two foot spin (3)
 Upright forward scratch spin (3)
 Sit spin (3)
Pre-Preliminary or
1:30 max
 Upright forward scratch spin (3)
Free Skate 5-6 or
 Upright back-scratch spin (3)
Adult Bronze
 Sit spin (3)
Preliminary
 Forward scratch to back scratch spin (3)
 Combination spin with no change of foot (4)
 Sit spin (3)
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FUN EVENTS
Fun events will be grouped by skill level. Each skater entered in a fun event will receive an award.
-Skate Race: Each skater will race around the rink and the first skater to cross the finish line wins.
-Longest Shoot the Duck: Each skater will perform a shoot the duck element and the skater that can hold it the
longest wins.
-Longest One Foot Glide: Each skater will perform a one foot glide and the skater that can hold it the longest
wins.
-Longest Lunge: Each skater will perform a lunge and the skater that can hold it the longest wins.
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