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Basic Skills Levels

U. S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program Basic Skills 1–8

The “basic skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, turns and Mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-8 levels, skaters will have a basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating.

 

Basic 1

1. Sit on ice and stand up

2. March forward across the ice

3. Forward two-foot glide

4. Dip

5. Forward swizzles – 6–8 in a row

6. Backward wiggles – 6–8 in a row

7. Snowplow stop

8. Rocking horse – 2–3

9. Two-foot hop in place (optional)

 

Basic 2

1. Forward one foot glides – R and L

2. Backward two-foot glide

3. Backward swizzles – 6–8 in a row

4. Two-foot turn from forward to backward in place

5. Moving snowplow stop

6. Forward alternating half swizzle pumps, in a straight line (slalom-like pattern)

 

Basic 3

1. Forward stroking, showing correct use of blade

2. Forward half swizzle pumps on a circle – 6–8 consecutive clockwise and counterclockwise

3. Moving forward to backward two-foot turn – clockwise and counterclockwise

4. Backward one-foot glides – R and L

5. Forward slalom

6. Two-foot spin – up to two revolutions

 

Basic 4

1. Forward outside edge on a circle – R and L

2. Forward inside edge on a circle – R and L

3. Forward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise

4. Forward outside three-turn, R and L from a stand-still position

5. Backward half swizzle pumps on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise

6. Backward stroking 7. Backward snowplow stop – R and L

 

Basic 5

1. Backward outside edge on a circle – R and L

2. Backward inside edge on a circle – R and L

3. Backward crossovers, clockwise and counterclockwise

4. Beginning one-foot spin – up to three revs, optional entry and free-foot position

5. Hockey stop 6. Side toe hop – both directions

 

Basic 6

1. Forward inside three-turn – R and L from a standstill position

2. Moving backward to forward twofoot turn on a circle, clockwise and counterclockwise

3. T-stop – R or L

4. Bunny hop

5. Forward arabesque/spiral on a straight line – R or L

6. Forward lunge – R or L

Basic 7

1. Forward inside open Mohawk from a standstill position – R to L and L to R

2. Backward outside edge to forward outside edge transition on a circle – R and L

3. Ballet jump – R and L

4. Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise

5. Forward inside pivots – R or L

 

Basic 8

1. Moving forward outside three-turn on a circle – R and L

2. Moving forward inside three-turn on a circle – R and L

3. Combination move: Forward crossovers (2) into forward inside Mohawk, cross behind, step into backward crossover (1) and step to forward inside edge

4. One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position

5. Waltz jump

6. Mazurka – R and L (Dances may be skated solo for testing Dance 1–6)

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