Free Skate

 Free skating consists of the execution of jumps, spins, footwork, field movements and stroking, either in isolation or performed in sequence to music.

There are six Free Skating tests in the STARSkate Program.  Each test consists of 2 parts; elements in Isolation and a free program.

 

Preliminary Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in Isolation)

 
Stroking
  • Forward Perimeter Stroking
  • Backward Perimeter Stroking
Jumps
  • Bunny Hop
  • Waltz
  • Salchow
  • Flip
  • Loop
Jump Combination
  • Toe Loop / Toe Loop
Spins
  • Forward One-Foot Upright
  • Backward One-Foot Upright
  • Sit Spin
  • Camel Spin
Field Movements
  • Right Forward Spiral (choice of edge)
  • Left Forward Spiral (choice of edge)

 

Program

Duration: A program of 1.5 to 2.0 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: A minimum of 3 different jumps of at least one rotation.
  • Spins: A minimum of 2 different spins

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Junior Bronze Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in Isolation)

Stroking

  • Forward Outside Edge Stroking with Crosscuts on End
  • Forward Inside Edge Stroking with Crosscuts on End
  • Backward Outside Edge Stroking with Crosscuts on End
  • Backward Inside Edge Stroking with Crosscuts on End
Jumps
  • Flip
  • Lutz
  • Axel or Walley
  • Split
Jump Combination
  • Salchow / Toe Loop
  • Loop / Loop
Spins
  • One-Foot Upright Spin: Backward
  • Flying Spin
  • Combination Spin
Field Movements
  • Backward Spiral (choice of edge)

 

Program

Duration: A program of 2.0 or 2.5 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: A minimum of 4 different jumps of at least one rotation.
  • Spins: A minimum of 2 different spins

 

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Senior Bronze Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in Isolation)

 

Stroking
  • Russian Stroking
  • Forward Crosscut / Outside-Inside Change of Edge Exercise
  • Backward Crosscut / Outside-Inside Change of Edge Exercise
Jumps
  • Axel
  • Double Salchow
  • Double Toe Loop
  • Split
Jump Sequence
  • One jump sequence of 3 or more jumps. At least 2 jumps to have one rotation or more.
Jump Combination
  • One jump combination consisting of a single Lutz plus a single or double to loop or loop jump.
Spins
  • Flying Camel (minimum 3 rotations)
  • Layback or Sideways Leaning Spin or Camel/Sit (minimum 3 rotations)
  • Combination Spin: Minimum 2 rotations in each position, minimum 3 rotations on each foot, 2 positions and 1 change of foot.
  • Camel Spin
Field Movements
  • A sequence of 2 moves chosen by the candidate.
Step Sequence
  • One Step Sequence using full length or width of ice with choice of pattern.

 

Program

Duration: A program of 2.5 or 3.0 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: A minimum of 5 different jumps: 4 jumps of at least one rotation and one double jump.
  • Jump Sequence: A jump sequence containing at least three jumps.
  • Jump Combination: A jump combination including at least one double jump.
  • Spins: 3 different spins including one combination.
  • Step Sequence: A step sequence (straight line, circular, serpentine or spiral) using full length or width of ice

 

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Junior Silver Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in isolation)

 

Stroking
  • Circle Stroking Forwards/Backwards
  • Figure Eight Stroking Forwards/Backwards
Jumps
  • Axel
  • One of: Double Loop, Double Flip, Double Lutz, Split / Split
Jump Sequence
  • One jump sequence of 3 or more jumps including one double jump.
Jump Combination
  • One jump combination consisting of 2 jumps of at least one rotation, second jump must be a double.
Spins
  • Layback or Sideways Leaning Spin or Cross foot with a minimum of at least 4 rotations.
  • Sit Change Sit (minimum 4 rotations)
  • Combination Spin: Minimum 2 rotations in each position and minimum 4 rotations on each foot, 3 positions and 1 change of foot.
Field Movements
  • A sequence of two moves chosen by the candidate.
Step Sequence
  • One Step Sequence using full length or width of ice with choice of pattern.

 

Program

Duration: A program of 3.0 or 3.5 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: A minimum of 6 different jumps, 4 jumps of at least one rotation and two double jumps.
  • Jump Sequence: A jump sequence containing at least three jumps one of which shall be a double jump.
  • Jump Combination: A jump combination including at least one double jump.
  • Spins: Three different spins including one combination.
  • Step Sequence: A step sequence (straight line, circular, serpentine or spiral) using full length or width of ice


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Senior Silver Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in isolation)

 

Stroking
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Forward Inside / Backward Inside Three Turn Sequence Exercise
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Hip Twist Sequence Exercise
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Backward Outside Three / Inside Open Mohawk Sequence Exercise
Jumps
  • Axel
  • Double Toe Jump
  • Two of: Double Loop, Double Flip, Double Lutz
Jump Sequence
  • One jump sequence consisting of 3 or more jumps including two double jumps.
Jump Combination
  • One jump combination consisting of 2 double jumps.
Spins
  • Camel Change Camel with a minimum of 5 rotations.
  • Flying Camel / Back Sit with a minimum of 5 rotations
  • Combination Spin: Minimum 2 rotations in each position and a minimum of 5 rotations on each foot, 3 positions and 1 change of foot.
Field Movements
  • A sequence of at least 3 moves chosen by the candidate.
Step Sequence
  • One Step Sequence using full length or width of ice with choice of pattern.

 

Program

Duration: A program of 3.5 or 4.0 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: A variety of jumps to include three different edge jumps and three different toe jumps. Three of these must be of least one rotation and three must be different double (or triple) jumps.
  • Jump Sequence: A jump sequence containing at least 3 jumps, two of which shall be double jumps.
  • Jump Combination: A jump combination consisting of two double jumps.
  • Spins: Three different spins including:
    • a combination spin demonstrating all three positions with at least 5 rotations on each foot
    • a flying spin (5 rotations)
    • another spin of skaters choice
  • Step Sequence: A step sequence (straight line, circular, serpentine or spiral) using full length or width of ice

 

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Gold Free Skate

Elements (14 Elements in isolation)

 

Stroking
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Forward Inside / Backward Inside Three Turn
  • Sequence Exercise
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Hip Twist Sequence Exercise
  • Forward Russian Stroking with Backward Outside Three / Inside Open Mohawk
  • Sequence Exercise
Jumps
  • Axel
  • Double Toe Loop
  • Double Salchow
  • Double Loop
  • Double Flip
  • Double Lutz or Double Axel
Jump Sequence
  • One jump sequence with 3 or more jumps including two double jumps
Jump Combination
  • One jump sequence with 3 or more jumps including two double jumps One jump combination consisting of 2 double jumps
Spins
  • Layback or Sideways Leaning Spin or Upright Variation with a minimum of 5 rotations.
  • Combination Spin with 5 rotations on each foot: minimum 2 rotations in each position, 3 positions, 1 change of foot.
  • Flying Sit Spin
Field Movement
  • A sequence of moves utilizing the full ice surface.
Step Sequence
  • One step sequence using full length or width of ice choice of pattern.

 

Program

Duration:

  • Ladies: 3.5 or 4.0 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)
  • Men: 4.0 or 4.5 minutes (+/- 10 seconds)

The program shall contain:

  • Jumps: At least 4 double jumps
  • Jump Sequence: A jump sequence containing at least 3 jumps, two of which shall be double jumps.
  • Jump Combination: A jump combination consisting of two double jumps.
  • Spins
    • a combination spin demonstrating all three positions with at least 5 rotations on each foot
    • a flying spin with 5 rotations
    • two other spins of skater's choice

Ladies

  • Step Sequence: One step sequence using full length or width of ice surface and;
  • Field Movements: One sequence of field movements to include spirals and /or free skating movements such as turns, arabesques, spread eagles, etc. fully utilizing the ice surface.

Men

  • Step Sequence: Two different step sequences using full length or width of ice

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