Figure Skating Academy

Pre-Free Skate (combination of Basic 7 and 8)

Skating Skills
A. Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R)
B. Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise
C. Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise
D. Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise
Spins:
E. One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (minimum three revolutions)
Jumps:
F. Mazurka (R and L)
G. Waltz jump
Bonus Skill: Backward inside pivots, clockwise and counterclockwise

Free Skate 1

Skating Skills
A. Forward power stroking, clockwise and counterclockwise
B. Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
C. Backward outside three-turns (R and L)
Spin:
D. Upright spin, entry from back crossovers (min. four to six revolutions)
Jumps:
E. Half flip
F. Toe fliip
Bonus Skill: Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jump-jump-toe loop sequence

Free Skate 2

Skating Skills
A. Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jump-ballet jump-toe loop sequence
B. Basic backward outside and backward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
C. Backward inside three-turns (R and L)
Spin:
D. Beginning back spin (up to two revolutions)
Jumps:
E. Half Lutz
F. Salchow
Bonus Skill: Variation of a forward spiral, skater’s choice

Free Skate 3

Skating Skills
A. Alternating backward crossovers to back outside edges – Four sets
B. Alternating mohawk/crossover sequence (R to L and L to R)
C. Waltz three-turns (forward outside three turn, backward outside edge glide), clockwise and counterclockwise
Spin:
D. Advanced back spin with free foot in crossed leg position (min. three revolutions)
Jumps:
E. Loop jump
F. Waltz jump-toe loop or Salchow-toe loop combination
Bonus Skill: Toe step sequence, skater’s choice, using a variety of toe steps

Free Skate 4

Skating Skills
A. Forward power three-turns (R and L), 3 sets each
B. Waltz eight, clockwise and counterclockwise
Spins:
C. Forward upright spin to backward upright spin (3 revs., each foot)
D. Sit spin (minimum three revolutions)
Jumps:
E. Half loop
F. Flip
Bonus Skill: Split jump, stag jump or split falling leaf

Free Skate 5

Skating Skills
A. Backward outside three-turn, mohawk (backward power three-turns), clockwise and counterclockwise
B. Five-step mohawk sequence, clockwise and counterclockwise
Spins:
C. Camel spin (minimum three revolutions)
Jumps:
D. Waltz jump-loop jump combination
E. Lutz jump
Bonus Skill: Loop-loop combination

Free Skate 6

Skating Skills
A. Forward power pulls (R and L)
B. Creative step sequence, skater’s choice, using a variety of three-turns, mohawks and toe steps
Spins:
C. Camel-sit spin combination (minimum two revolutions each position)
D. Layback or attitude spin or cross-foot spin (three revolutions)
Jumps:
E. Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow jump sequence
F. Axel
Bonus Skill: Backward outside pivot, entry optional

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