Rules for Figure Skating

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RULES

1. Singles Competition

a. Level I

1) Eligibility: A skater competing in Level I must be able to complete the skills required in Badges 1-5 but no higher.

2) Level I Compulsory Element Group

Skaters shall skate all of the following elements in isolation. After one skater has completed all their elements the next skater will begin. The skater has two opportunities to perform the elements.

a) Forward swizzles for a distance of 10 meters

b) Backward swizzles for a distance of 10 meters

c) One-foot forward snowplow stop (left or right)

3) Level I Freestyle Program

a) Skater may start program at any spot on ice surface.

b) Judging and timing will begin when skater commences to skate.

c) This is a Beginning Freestyle program. A well balanced program with elements selected from Badges 1-5 with emphasis on balance, glide and beginning moves done well that includes a selection of the following elements only: • Forward march or stroking • Backward wiggle or march

• Forward swizzles

• Backward swizzles

• Forward two-foot glide

• Backward two-foot glide

• Forward gliding dip

• Forward one-foot glide left and right (length of the body)

• Two-foot jump in place or moving

• One-foot forward snowplow stop (left or right)

• Forward two-foot curves left and right

• Two-foot turn front to back on the spot

d) The skills may be performed in any order.

e) The skater is not required to perform a set number of skills, however, the skater will be judged on the quality of the performance and the content.

f) The program must be performed to instrumental music (no vocals). A mandatory .2 deduction will be made for vocal music.

g) The program will not exceed a time limit of one (1) minute, plus or minus ten (10) seconds.

h) No elements above Badge 5 are to be included in the program. A mandatory .2 deduction will be made for each added element.

b. Level II

1) Eligibility: A skater competing in Level II must be able to complete the skills required in Badges 1-10 but no higher.

2) Level II Compulsory Element Group

Skaters shall skate the first eight elements in succession. The skater has two opportunities to perform the elements. After completion of the first eight elements the skater will perform the ninth element.

a) Skater starts at one end of the rink (or on the red goal line).

b) Skater begins when so instructed by the referee.

c) Skater skates forward using stroking motion (not swizzles, a .2 deduction will be made for swizzles) to the first blue line, or a point approximately one-third the length of the skating area.

d) At the first blue line (or one-third the length of the ice), skater performs a forward to backward two-foot turn.

e) Upon completion of the turn, the skater skates backward stroking (not swizzles, a .2 deduction will be made for swizzles) to the second blue line or a point approximately two thirds the length of the skating area.

f) At second blue line (or two thirds the length of the ice), skater performs a backward to forward two-foot turn.

g) Upon completion of the turn, the skater skates forward “using stroking motion” to the finish line (red goal line at the end of the rink).

h) At the finish line (red line), the skater performs a T-Stop.

i) Level II Compulsory Element Group: Forward crossovers around the hockey circles in figure eight pattern. One pattern clockwise and one pattern counterclockwise (with no stop between), minimum of five crossovers per circle.

3) Level II Freestyle Program

a) Skater may start program at any spot on ice surface.

b) Judging and timing will begin when skater commences skating.

c) This is an Advanced Beginner Freestyle program. A well balanced program with elements selected from Badges 1-10 with emphasis on Glide and Turns and includes all elements listed in Level I as well as a selection of the following elements only:

• Consecutive forward one-foot swizzles (left foot and right foot)

• Consecutive backward one-foot swizzles (left foot and right foot)

• Backward one-foot glide length of body (left foot and right foot)

• Bunny Hop • T-Stop left or right • Hockey stop

• Backward stroking

• Two-foot turn gliding forward to a backward

• Two-foot turn gliding backwards to forward

• Forward Pivot • Forward two-foot spin

• Forward two-foot turn on a circle (two-foot three-turn) left and right

• Forward outside three-turn (left and right)

• Forward inside three-turn (left and right)

• Forward spiral

• Consecutive forward crossovers (left and right)

• Consecutive backwards crossovers (left and right)

• Forward outside edge • Forward inside edge

• Forward Lunge or Shoot the Duck (at any depth)

d) The skills may be performed in any order.

e) The skater is not required to perform a set number of skills, however, the skater will be judged on the quality of the performance and the content.

f) The program must be performed to the instrumental music (no vocals). A mandatory .2 deduction will be made for vocal music.

g) The Program will not exceed a time limit of one and one half (1 1/2) minutes, plus or minus ten (10) seconds.

h) No elements above Badge 10 are to be included in the program. A mandatory .2 deduction will be made for each added element.