Central California
Interclub Association
2012 CCIA Competition
June 22-24, 2012
Entry Deadline: Received by May 22, 2012
Online entry is available
Oak Park Ice Arena
3545 Alvarado Street
Stockton, CA 95204
Hosted by
Stockton Figure Skating Club
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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTERCLUB ASSOCIATION
2012 CCIA COMPETITION
JUNE 22-24, 2012
GENERAL RULES
The CCIA Competition will be hosted by the Stockton Figure Skating Club and held at
Oak Park Ice Arena
3545 Alvarado Street
Stockton, CA 95204
1) The Announcement, entry forms, and other required documents for the 2012 CCIA Competition are
available online at www.stockton-fsc.org or www.cciaskates.org
2) The competition will be conducted in accordance with the 2011-12 U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook,
except as herein specified. For more information on the test track free skating events please refer to the
US Figure Skating website at usfigureskating.org choose “Programs” and click on “Competitive Test
Track”.
New rules adopted at the most recent Governing Council will be followed according to their stated
effective dates. New ISU Rules/Communications sanctioned by US Figure Skating before the
competition dates will be followed.
Reimbursement for Official’s travel expenses will be made in accordance with GR 2.02.
3) Skaters registered with the U.S. Figure Skating may compete with permission of their home club.
Entries from ISU member countries will also be accepted provided a letter of permission from the home
skating federation is provided.
4) A skater’s eligibility to enter the competition is governed by the U.S. Figure Skating test structure,
appropriate U.S. Figure Skating Competition Rules and as specified in the events section of this
Announcement.
5) The closed system of judging will be used for all events. The ISU Judging System (IJS) will be used to
judge singles and pairs short program, singles and pairs free skate, and all mixed couples dance events
in the Juvenile through Senior levels. The ISU Judging System (IJS) will also be used to judge singles
and pairs free skate, and all mixed couples dance events in Adult Gold and above levels. All other
events, including Open Juvenile and competitive test track free skate, will be judged under the 6.0
system. (Note: the use of IJS for all pair and dance events is pending availability of appropriate
technical panel officials. If such officials are unavailable entrants will be notified and given the option
of a refund.)
All skaters competing in IJS events need to submit the Program Content Form in the online
registration system (go to your account and click on the “Planned Program Content” tab).
The deadline to submit the PPC online is June 10, 2012.
6) A skater may enter only one event in each discipline, e.g. Moves in the Field, Free Skate, Short
Program, Test Track, Pairs Free Skate, Pairs Short Program, Mixed Couples Pattern Dance, Mixed
Couples Short Dance, Mixed Couples Free Dance, and Artistic. Exceptions: A skater may enter as many
Solo Dances, Pro-Am Dances and Shadow Dances for which he or she is eligible. N.B. Skaters may
enter EITHER the new test track free skate program or the well-balanced track free skate program but
NOT both during the same nonqualifying competition.
7) Critiques will be offered ($10.00 fee) for all IJS judged events only. These events are singles and pairs
short program, singles and pairs free skate, mixed couples pattern dances, short dance, and free dance
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events in the Juvenile through Senior levels as well as singles and pairs events in Adult Gold and above
levels.
8) All skaters will be judged and marked for all portions of all events. The Short Program and Free Skate
are separate events and shall not be given a final combined result. Skaters may enter either or both of
these events.
9) Tests passed and age as of the closing date of entries May 22, 2012 shall govern.
10) All singles Free Skate events, except Basic and Adults, will be divided by gender. Adapted Basic
Skating (formerly Special Skater), Basic Skating, Adult, Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins, Survivor,
Solo & Shadow Dance, and Artistic events will not be divided by gender except at the discretion of the
Chief Referee when appropriate. Siblings will be separated wherever possible.
11) All non-IJS events will be divided into groups when 13 or more are entered. For IJS events the number
of entrants per group shall be the same as stated in US Figure Skating rule 3200 except smaller groups
are permitted with the agreement of the CCIA Competitions Committee Chair, host club, and Chief
Referee. When dividing events into groups, Pre-Juvenile and lower events will be divided by age and
Juvenile and higher events will be divided by random draw. There will be no final rounds in the case of
multiple groups.
12) The minimum number of entries per event will be two (2) with the exception that National Solo Dance
events, Test Track events and Adapted Basic Skating events may have only one (1) entrant. Single
entry event classes (other than those noted above) will be canceled and the entry fee refunded.
However, with the Chief Referee’s approval and if time permits, a single entry may be offered the
opportunity to compete as a solo entrant. If the skater accepts the opportunity to participate, the entry
fee will not be refunded. Also note that if any competitor(s) withdraws on the day of the competition
this does not constitute a refund for the remaining skater(s).
Refunds after the closing date for entries May 22, 2012 WILL NOT be made unless the event is not held
or in the case of a death in the skater’s immediate family. If you register online, the processing fee is
not refundable for any reason either before or after close of entries.
INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact:
SFSC Registrar: Sharon Baker
Competition Chair: Jeanne L Siu
Phone # 209-327-1513
Phone # 209-608-7969
Email address:[email protected] Email Address: [email protected]
Email preferred. If calling, please call before 9:00 PM PDT
ENTRIES
If you need assistance or for additional information, please contact the registrar (via Email preferred):
Sharon Baker, [email protected] or 209-327-1513 (calls between 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM only)
You may enter the competition online or by standard mail. Mailed entries must be received by May 22, 2012
and the online entry deadline is by midnight on May 22, 2012.
Standard Mail
Entries for Pairs, Dance, Small Groups or Large Groups must be submitted together. Mail your Entry forms,
Club Certification, Liability and Medical forms along with a check or money order made payable to Stockton
FSC for the appropriate entry fees to:
SFSC Registrar, Sharon Baker, PO Box 4082, Stockton CA 95204
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A $25.00 charge will be made for all checks returned by the bank for any reason and substitute made by
cashier's check, money order, or cash.
Online Entry
Secure Online Registration and credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard or Discover only) is available. There is a
link for the online entry page on our website, www.stockton-fsc.org
Each skater entry is a step by step process of adding club and coach information, skating level, events, and
practice ice sessions to the shopping cart. When online entry is complete and payment is made via credit card,
an email is automatically sent confirming the entry. Additionally, an email is sent to the skater's primary
coach and home club when a skater's entry is processed. These emails have a link embedded in them.
The receiver must click that link to be taken to an "Approval" page in our system. If the receiver clicks
the "I approve" button in that page, the system records the approval. Skaters who do not receive
approvals from their club and coach will not be able to compete. Therefore, it is vital that the club officer
and primary coach follow this procedure to approve the skater entry!
A credit card convenience fee of 3.8% is charged by Entryeeze, LLC. Convenience fees are not refundable.
Your credit card statement will show a charge to Entryeeze, LLC. Credit Card Disputes: Stockton FSC reserves
the right to charge a fee of $30.00, in addition to the entry fee, to resolve any disputes to the credit card charge.
ENTRY FEES
Event Category
Adapted Basic Skating
Basic Skating & Basic Artistic
Singles Short Program
Singles Free Skate
Level
All
All
Intermediate & higher
Juvenile & higher, Adult Gold
& higher
Open Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile &
lower, Adult Silver & lower
All
All
As first event
$25.00
$50.00
$85.00
$85.00
As additional event
$75.00
$25.00
$75.00
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00
All, except Basic
All
All
$75.00
$75.00
$75.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$75.00 per couple
$25.00 per couple
$85.00 per couple
$35.00 per couple
Shadow Dance, Showcase - Duets
Mini Production Ensemble
Production Ensemble
Pre Juvenile & lower
Adult Silver & lower
Juvenile & higher;
Adult Gold & higher
All
-
$25.00 per couple
Critique (All IJS judged events only)
All (IJS levels only)
$75.00 per couple
$50.00
$70.00 plus
$5/skater
$10.00/event
Singles Free Skate
Singles Test Track
Moves in the Field, Jumps, Spins, or
Survivor
Singles Artistic
Pro-Am Dance
National Solo Pattern Dance/Free Dance
Events
Pairs or Mixed Couple Dance Event
Pairs or Mixed Couple Dance Event
$35.00
$35.00
LATE ENTRIES
All entries received after May 22th (online or by mail) will be considered late entries and will only be accepted
at the discretion of the host club and the Chief Referee and a late fee will be applied. The fee for each late entry
will be an additional $25.00. Entries will not be accepted within 48 hours of the start of the competition.
TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE
A tentative schedule of events and an alphabetical list of groups will be available to skaters & coaches through
the Stockton FSC website (www.stockton-fsc.org) only.
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ADMISSION CHARGE
There will be NO admission charge to enter the arena.
SKATERS & COACHES REGISTRATION
A registration desk will be located in the arena lobby and open prior to the start of the competition. All
competitors are required to register, turn in music and be ready to skate at least forty-five minutes prior to the
tentatively scheduled time for their event.
In accordance with current rules, all coaches participating in this event must be registered with U.S. Figure
Skating. To coach at rink side a coach will be required to show a picture I.D. at the registration table and receive
a credential badge. Coaches must wear this badge at all times when coaching skaters at rink side. Monitors will
be instructed to ensure that anyone standing rink side has their credential.
MUSIC
All music is to be on compact disc (single track, no leader, no CD/RWs). There must be only one program per
disk. The compact disc must be clearly marked with the entrant’s name and event. CDs must not be marred or
have scratches that will interfere with the playing of the CD. Compact discs are to be turned in at the time of
registration or at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the event. Skaters are to have a back-up available at rink
side.
CDs are to be picked up at the registration table shortly following the conclusion of the event. CDs that are not
picked up are not the responsibility of the host club and may be discarded.
MEDICAL RELEASES
All competitors must have a valid authorization for medical treatment in case of illness or accident even if
chaperoned by a parent or legal guardian.
AWARDS
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places for Adapted Basic Skating and Basic Skating events.
For all other events medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places. Medals will be presented on the
photographer’s stand as soon as possible following the posting of results.
Special Achievement Awards will be issued in all singles free skating events with at least two entrants that are
judged using the IJS system.
“Personal Best” awards will be given to those skaters who submit his/her previous highest score and who
surpass that score in all events using the IJS system.
The CCIA Memorial Trophy was established to honor those officials, officers, and delegates who have given
their time and effort to the sport of figure skating and the CCIA. This trophy is awarded to the most artistic Free
Skating performance in the Junior Men or Ladies Free Skating event, as judged by an independent panel.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional photography will be provided by
Harold Johnson Photography, 209-931-8581, [email protected]
ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
Professional photography will be provided by
Umlaut Photography, [email protected]
VIDEO TAPING
Professional video taping will be provided by R &J Video, 530-626-1710, [email protected]
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CONCESSIONS
SFSC plans to sell refreshments, etc. The rink also has a variety of vending machines.
ARENA AND ICE SURFACE
Oak Park Ice Arena has one rink with a 192 x 85 ice surface with slightly rounded corners. There is parking
available on site.
PRACTICE ICE
Practice ice will be offered by the host club on Friday, June 22, 2012, specific times to be determined based on
the competition start time. Skaters will be able to pick their own practice ice sessions online but you must
indicate number of sessions you want on the entry form or online when you register and pay for them with your
entry fees or when you register online. Maximum of 2 sessions per skater. You will receive an email with a PIN
number in order to access your practice ice records and select your sessions. Cost is $12.00 per 30 minute
session. Saturday and Sunday there will be warm-up sessions-no music for $8.00 per 20 minute. Practice Ice
fees are non-refundable.
If you do not reserve in advance, you may still sign up for practice ice sessions if space is available. Cost will
be $15.00 per practice ice session and $10 per warm-up session.
BULLETINS AND NOTICES
An official Bulletin Board (or area of a wall) will be maintained in the arena lobby. The most current event
schedule and skating orders will be posted in the lobby. Posted schedules supersede all other schedules.
Notices posted on this board (wall) will serve as sufficient notice to all persons. Check the Bulletin Board
frequently.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
www.marriott.com
a. Courtyard by Marriott, 3252 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219 209-472-9700
b. Residence Inn by Marriott, 3240 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219 209-472-9800
Hilton Inn Stockton,www.hilton.com
2323 Grand Canal Boulevard, Stockton, CA 95207, Phone: 800-943-0534
La Quinta Inn, www.lq.com
2710 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95219 Phone:209-952-7800 Fax 209-472-0732
10% Discount -No Expiration Date
Offer Code: BRIGHT at http://www.lq.com/lq/landing/brightnow.jsp
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ADAPTED BASIC SKATING
Event is open to all Special Needs skaters. Groups will be divided by age and/or skill level if possible and at the discretion
of the Chief Referee. Skaters need not have passed any U.S. Figure Skating test.
1-minute to 1-minute and 30 second program set to music. Vocal music is permitted.
BASIC SKATING
Groups will not be divided by gender except at the discretion of the referee. Group size is maximum of 5 skaters.
Event
Basic Skating 1
Qualification
Skaters may not have passed any U. S.
Figure Skating Moves in the Field or Free
Skate tests.
Basic Skating2
Skaters may not have passed any U. S.
Figure Skating Moves in the Field or Free
Skate tests.
Basic Skating 3
Skaters may not have passed any U. S.
Figure Skating Moves in the Field or Free
Skate tests.
Basic Skating 4
Skaters may not have passed any U. S.
Figure Skating Moves in the Field or Free
Skate tests.
Basic Skating 5
Skaters may not have passed any U. S.
Figure Skating Moves in the Field or Free
Skate tests.
Description
Elements to be skated:
1. Marching while moving;
2. Two foot jump in place
3. Forward swizzles from standstill (3 times)
4. Moving forward swizzles (3 times)
5. Forward two foot glide
Elements may be skated in any order. No additional
elements are permitted.
Elements to be skated:
1. Snowplow stop – one or two foot
2. Forward swizzles: 5 - 6
3. Back Wiggles or Back Swizzles: 5 - 6
4. Dip – Deep knee bend while gliding on two
feet
5. Forward One Foot Glide – Left & Right
6. Two foot turn from forward to backward from
standstill
Elements may be skated in any order. No additional
elements are permitted.
Elements to be skated:
1. Forward Outside Edges - 1-2 each foot
2. Forward Inside Edges - 1-2 each foot
3. Backward glide on 2 feet
4. Bunny Hop - max 3
5. Shoot the Duck or Lunge - Right or Left
6. Forward inside 3-Turns - R & L from standstill
Elements may be skated in any order. No additional
elements are permitted.
Elements to be skated:
1. Forward & Backward Crossovers – Clockwise
and Counter-clockwise (min 5 each);
2. Forward Inside Mohawk followed by extended
backward outside edge;
3. T-Stop – either foot;
4. Two Foot Spin – entry optional
Elements may be skated in any order. No additional
elements are permitted.
Elements to be skated:
1. Backward outside edges: 1-2 each foot
2. Forward Spiral – either edge or flat
3. One Foot Spin – free leg optional
4. Waltz Jump
5. Half-Flip
6. Forward inside pivot
Elements may be skated in any order. No additional
elements are permitted.
Duration
1-minute
+/-10
seconds
program set
to music
1-minute
+/-10
seconds
program set
to music
1-minute
+/-10
seconds
program set
to music
1-minute
+/-10
seconds
program set
to music
1-minute
+/-10
seconds
program set
to music
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SINGLES EVENTS
Moves in the Field
Moves in the Field are to be skated in accordance with TR 19.00 – TR 25.00 and the U.S. Figure Skating Rulebook
Patterns, except that feet and/or directions will be drawn as indicated, announced and posted by the Chief Referee prior to
the start of practice ice. Events may be double paneled as determined by the Chief Referee. Starting orders will be rotated,
one mark will be given for each move.
Event
Pre-Preliminary
Qualification
Open to skaters who have not passed the
Preliminary Moves in the Field Test
Preliminary
Open to skaters who have passed the PrePreliminary but not the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the
Field Test.
Pre-Juvenile
Open to skaters have passed the Preliminary but
not the Juvenile Moves in the Field Test.
Juvenile
Open to skaters who have passed the Pre-Juvenile
but not the Intermediate Moves in the Field Test.
No age restriction.
Intermediate
Open to skaters who have passed the Juvenile but
not the Novice Moves in the Field Test
Novice
Open to skaters who have passed the Intermediate
but not the Junior Moves in the Field Test.
Junior
Open to skaters who have passed the Novice but
not the Senior Moves in the Field Test.
Senior
Open to skaters who have passed the Junior Moves
in the Field
Adult PreBronze
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Has not passed the Adult
Bronze Moves in the Field Test.
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Has passed the Adult PreBronze Moves in the Field Test but not the
Adult Silver Moves in the Field Test
Description
1. Forward Perimeter Stroking (clockwise or counter
clockwise to be drawn) PPM1
2. Waltz Eight (two patterns each foot) PPM4
1. Forward or Backward Crossovers (to be drawn) PM1
2. Alternating Forward 3-turns (inside or outside to be drawn)
PM4
3. Forward circle eight PM5
1. Forward and backward perimeter power stroking PJM1
2. Three-Turns in the Field (PJM2 or PJM3 to be drawn)
3. Backward Circle Eights PJM5
1. Eight Step Mohawk Sequence (clockwise or
counterclockwise to be drawn) JM3
2. Forward or Backward Cross Strokes (to be drawn) JM4
3. Forward Double 3-Turns (inside or outside to be drawn one arena length only) JM6
1. Spiral Sequence IM2
2. Forward Twizzles (Inside or Outside to be drawn) IM4
3. Inside Slide Chassé Pattern IM5
1. Inside Three-Turns / Rocker Choctaws NM1
2. Forward and Backward Outside Counters (right or left to
be drawn) NM2
3. Backward twizzles NM6
1. Power Pulls (right or left to be drawn) JRM3
2. Backward Loop Pattern (Inside or Outside to be drawn)
JRM5
3. Straight Line Step Sequence JRM6
1. Sustained Edge Step (foot to be drawn, one arena length
only) SRM1
2. (a or b and foot to be drawn)
a. Backward Outside Power Double 3-Turns to Power
Double Inside Rockers SRM3
b. Backward Inside Power Double 3-Turns to Power
Double Outside Rockers SRM4
3. Serpentine Edge Step SRM5
Adult Bronze
1. Forward Perimeter Stroking (direction to be drawn)
APBM1
2. Waltz Eight APBM4
1. Backward Perimeter Power Crossover Stroking (CCW
Direction) ABM1
2. Forward Power 3-Turns (foot to be drawn) ABM2
3. Forward circle eight ABM4
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Event
Adult Silver
Qualification
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Has passed the Adult Bronze
Moves in the Field Test but not the Adult
Gold Moves in the Field Test
Adult Gold
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Has passed the Adult Silver
Moves in the Field Test
Description
1. Eight Step Mohawk Sequence (direction to be drawn)
ASM1
2. Forward or Backward Cross Strokes (to be drawn) ASM2
3. (a or b and foot to be drawn)
a. Forward Outside/Back Inside 3-Turns in the Field
ASM3 or
b. Forward Inside/Back Outside 3-Turns in the Field
ASM4
1. (a or b and direction to be drawn)
a. Stroking: Forward Power Circle AGM1 or
b. Stroking: Backward Power Circle AGM2
2. Forward Double 3-Turns (inside or outside to be drawn –
one arena length only) AGM3
3. Brackets in the Field Sequence (outside or inside to be
drawn; both right and left will be skated.) AGM6
Jumps
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Pre-Preliminary through Pre-Juvenile will be skated on ½ ice only. Juvenile/Open Juvenile and higher will be
allowed full ice.
Jumps should be performed exactly as stated, but in any order. Skaters will perform each jump element twice and
will be judged on the best one. Skaters may take a short pause between jump elements. Any connecting steps
should be minimal.
Maximum time allowed to perform all elements is 2 minutes; skated without music.
Event
Pre-Preliminary
Juvenile/
Open Juvenile
Qualification
Open to skaters of any age who have not passed the
Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PrePreliminary but not the Pre-Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Preliminary but not the Juvenile Free Skate Test
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PreJuvenile but not the Intermediate Free Skate Test.
Intermediate/
Novice
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Juvenile but not the Junior Free Skate Test.
Junior/Senior
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Novice Free Skate Test.
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Elements
1. Toe Loop; 2. Combination of any two single jumps (no
axels)
1. Loop; 2. Combination of any two single jumps (axel
permitted)
1. Axel; 2. Combination of any double jump (except
double axel) with a single toe loop
1. Axel; 2. Combination of any double jump with a single
loop jump; 3. Any three jump combination [Double axel
and triple jumps not permitted in any element]
1. Solo Jump: Double Salchow, Double Toe Loop or
Double Loop; 2. Any double jump immediately preceded
by small jumps and/or footwork or freeskating
movements; 3. Any three jump combination
1. Solo Jump: Double Lutz, Double Axel or any triple
jump; 2. Combination jump with two double jumps or
one double and one triple jump; 3. Any double or triple
jump out of footwork
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Spins
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All levels will be skated on ½ ice only.
Spins should be performed exactly as stated, but in any order. Skaters will perform each spin once. Any
connecting steps should be minimal.
Maximum time allowed to perform all elements is 1-1/2 minutes; skated without music.
Variations of stated positions are permitted, e.g. cannonball for sit, and there may be a change in variation as long as the
basic required position is maintained.
Event
Pre-Preliminary
Juvenile/
Open Juvenile
Qualification
Open to skaters of any age who have not passed the
Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PrePreliminary but not the Pre-Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Preliminary but not the Juvenile Free Skate Test
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PreJuvenile but not the Intermediate Free Skate Test.
Intermediate/
Novice
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Juvenile but not the Junior Free Skate Test.
Junior/Senior
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Novice Free Skate Test.
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Elements (minimum required revolutions noted)
1. One-foot Spin, optional free leg (3 revs); 2. Two-foot
Spin (3 revs); 3. Sit Spin (3 revs)
1. Scratch Spin (5 revs); 2. Sit Spin (3 revs); 3. Camel Spin
(3 revs)
1. Camel Spin (4 revs); 2. Change Foot Sit Spin (4 revs
each foot); 3. Front to Back Scratch Spin (4 revs each foot)
1. Spin Combination: no change of foot & only 1 change
of position (4 revs each pos.); 2. Flying Camel Spin (5
revs); 3. Change Foot Sit Spin (5 revs each foot)
1. Spin Combination: 1 change of foot & at least 1 change
of position (5 revs each foot); 2. Spin with 1 position & no
change of foot – may commence with a jump, must be
different than #3 (6 revs in position); 3. Ladies – Layback
or Sideways leaning spin (5 revs) / Men – Camel spin, no
change of foot, may have flying entry (5 revs)
1. Spin Combination: 1 change of foot & must have all 3
basic positions (6 revs each foot, at least 2 revs per
position); 2. Flying spin of choice (8 revs in position);
3. Ladies – Layback or Sideways leaning spin (8 revs) /
Men – Camel or Sit spin, with 1 change of foot, no flying
entry (6 revs each foot)
Survivor Event
Skaters in each level will compete to see who can hold the longest spiral, spin, and landing position. An overall winner will
be determined at each level by adding “duration of spiral in seconds” + “duration of spin in seconds” + “duration of landing
position in seconds.” The skater with the highest total wins. Events will not be divided by gender.
Competitors will skate one at a time and will be timed by two officials with stopwatches. The official time will be the
average of the two officials’ recorded times.
 Spirals: Timing will begin when the free leg reaches a parallel position and will stop when it falls below parallel
OR when flow ceases (skater is no longer advancing on blade). No change of foot is allowed. Proper edge must
be maintained in levels Preliminary and higher or no credit will be given for the spiral. Intermediate/Novice and
Junior/Senior may change edge up to one time only.
 Spins may change feet up to one time only. Change of position is optional for Preliminary and higher . Timing of
the spin will begin when the skater steps on the spinning foot and will end when the skater steps or checks out of
the spin, puts a foot down (without executing change of foot), or falls.
 Jumps will be timed beginning at the attainment of an acceptable one foot landing position and will stop when the
landing position breaks by putting a foot down, stepping out or falling OR when flow ceases (skater is no longer
advancing on blade). Underrotated jumps are not penalized, however, if the jump is less than required revolutions
(i.e., a single instead of a double) it will not be counted.
Event
Basic Skating
Qualification
Open to skaters of any age who have not passed any U.S.
Figure Skating tests
Elements
1. Forward spiral (straight line); 2. Two foot upright
spin; 3. Bunny hop
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Pre-Preliminary
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile/
Open Juvenile
Intermediate/
Novice
Junior/Senior
Adult/Masters
Open to skaters of any age who have not passed the
Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PrePreliminary but not the Pre-Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the
Preliminary but not the Juvenile Free Skate Test
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the PreJuvenile but not the Intermediate Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the Juvenile
but not the Junior Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters of any age who have passed the Novice
Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters age 21 and older, any Adult or Masters
test level. May be divided by test level if entries warrant
and at the discretion of the Chief Referee.
1. Forward spiral (any edge or straight line);
2. One foot upright spin; 3. Waltz jump
1. Forward outside spiral; 2. Any spin; 3. Salchow or
Toe Loop
1. Forward outside spiral; 2. Any spin; 3. Loop or
Flip
1. Forward inside spiral; 2. Any spin; 3. Axel
1. Forward spiral, on either edge; 2. Any spin;
3. Double Salchow or Double Toe Loop
1. Any spiral, on either edge; 2. Any spin;
3. Double Loop or Double Flip
1. Forward spiral (any edge or straight line);
2. Any spin; 3. Waltz jump or Toe Loop
Competitive Test Track Free Skate
Competitors must be 20 years of age or younger. Test track events will be judged using the 6.0 system. Deductions:
 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.
 0.1 for any spin with less than required revolutions.
 0.1 each mark per 10 seconds time violation
Note: Skater may enter only one free skating event, either test track or standard, but not both. For example, a skater entering
Novice Test Track may not also enter Novice Free Skate.
Event
Pre-Juvenile
Test
Track
Qualification
Description
Duration
Skaters must have
passed at least the U.S.
Figure Skating
preliminary free skate
test but may not have
passed tests higher than
pre-juvenile free skate
test
2:00 +/-10
seconds
Juvenile Test
Track
Skaters must have passed
at least the U.S. Figure
Skating Pre-Juvenile Free
Skate test but may not
have passed tests higher
than Juvenile Free Skate
test.
Jumps: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
Spins: Max 2 spins:
One spin in one position, no change of foot (Min 3 revs) and
One combination spin: forward camel spin to forward sit spin,
change of foot optional (Min 6 revs combined in forward sit and
camel positions). Spins may not fly
One step sequence straight line, circular, or serpentine fully
utilizing ice surface.
Jumps: Max 5 jump elements:
Any single jumps with not more than 1 ½ rotations (Axel
permitted). Max 2 jump combinations or sequences
Spins: Max 2 of any same type jump Max 2 spins:
One spin in one position, no change of foot (Min 4 revs in
position) and One combination spin with one change of foot and
at least one change of position, must include two of the basic
spin positions, (Min 4 revs on each foot)
Only solo spin may fly
Steps: One step sequence straight line, circular, or serpentine
fully utilizing ice surface.
2:15 +/-10
seconds
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Event
Intermediate
Test Track
Qualification
Skaters must have passed
at least the U.S. Figure
Skating Juvenile Free
Skate test but may not
have passed tests higher
than Intermediate Free
Skate test.
Novice Test
Track
Skaters must have passed
at least the U.S. Figure
Skating Intermediate Free
Skate test but may not
have passed tests higher
than Novice Free Skate
test
Junior Test
Track
Skaters must have passed
at least the U.S. Figure
Skating Novice Free Skate
test but may not have
passed tests higher than
Junior Free Skate test.
Age: must be 20 years of
age or younger.
Senior Test
Track
Skaters must have passed
at least the U.S. Figure
Skating Junior Free Skate
test.
Description
Jumps:Max 6 jump elements:
Any single jumps.
Double jumps permitted: double Salchow and double toe loop.
Max 3 jump combinations or sequences
Max 2 of any same type jump
Spins: Max 2 spins of a different nature:
One must be a flying spin (Min 5 revs), One must be a
combination spin with at least one change of foot and at least
one change of position (Min 4 revs on each foot).
Steps: One step sequence straight line, circular, or serpentine
fully utilizing ice surface.
Jumps: Max 7 jump elements for men and 6 for ladies: Any
single jumps.
Double jumps permitted: double Salchow, double toe loop and
double loop.
Max of 3 jump combinations or sequences
Max 2 of any same type jump
Spins: Max 3 spins of a different nature:
One must be a combination spin with at least one change of foot
and at least one change of position (Min 5 revolutions on each
foot). The other spins are the option of the skater (Min 6 revs)
All spins may fly
Steps/Spirals: One step or spiral sequence (see rule 4220 for
description).
Jumps: Max 8 jump elements for men and 7 for ladies: Any
single jumps. Double jumps permitted: double Salchow, double
toe loop, double loop and double flip. Max of 3 jump
combinations or sequences. Max 2 of any same type jump :
Spins: Max 3 spins of a different nature. One must be a spin
in one position (6 revs), one a flying spin (6 revs) and one a
combination spin consisting of all three basic spin positions and
one change of foot (Minimum 2 continuous revs in each basic
position and minimum 5 revs on each foot).
Steps: One step sequence of advanced difficulty, covering the
full ice surface. (See rule 4210 for description)
Jumps: Max 8 jump elements for men and 7 for ladies: Any
single jumps. Must include at least four different double jumps,
one must be a double Lutz. No triple jumps permitted
Max of 3 jump combinations or sequences. Max 2 of any same
type jump
Spins: Max 3 spins of a different nature: One must be a spin in
one position (min 6 revs), one a flying spin (min 6 revs) and one
a spin combination consisting of all three basic spin positions
and one change of foot (Min 2 continuous revs in each basic
position and min 5 revolutions on each foot).
Steps: Men: Two step sequences of a different nature. Ladies:
One step sequence and one spiral sequence. See Rule 4200 for
descriptions.
Duration
2:30 +/-10
seconds
Ladies 3:00
+/-10
Men
3:30+/-10
Ladies 3:30
+/-10
Men 4:00
+/- 10
Ladies
4:00 +/-10
seconds
Men
4:30 +/-10
seconds
Free Skate (Standard Events)
For events judged using the 6.0 system, a deduction of .2 will be applied against the mark for Technical Merit for each
element performed beyond what is permitted as stated in the rules set out below.
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Event
PrePreliminary 1
Qualification
Skaters may have passed the Pre-Preliminary Free
Skate Test but not the Preliminary Free Skate Test.
PrePreliminary 2
Skaters may have passed the Pre-Preliminary Free
Skate Test but not the Preliminary Free Skate Test.
PrePreliminary 3
Preliminary
Skaters may have passed the Pre-Preliminary Free
Skate Test but not the Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Skaters have passed the Pre-Preliminary Free Skate
Test, but not the Pre-Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Skaters have passed the Preliminary Free Skate
Test, but not the Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Skaters age 13 and under who have passed the PreJuvenile Free Skate Test but not the Intermediate
Free Skate Test.
Skaters age 14 and older who have passed the PreJuvenile Free Skate Test but not the Intermediate
Free Skate Test.
Skaters age 17 and under have passed the U. S.
Figure Skating Juvenile Free Skate Test but not the
Novice Free Skate Test.
Skaters have passed the U. S. Figure Skating
Intermediate Free Skate Test but not the Junior
Free Skate Test.
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile Free
Skate
Open Juvenile
Free Skate
Intermediate
Free Skate
Novice Free
Skate
Description
Maximum of 5 jump elements
Restricted: Allowed: jumps are waltz,
Salchow, toe loop, all half jumps except halfloop. Loop, Flip, and Lutz are not allowed.
Maximum of 2 spins: upright or sit only; no
flying spins. (min 3 revs)
Maximum of 5 jump elements.
Axel and double jumps are not permitted (All
jumps may be repeated as individual jumps,
combos, or sequences)
Maximum of 2 spins of different nature (min 3
revs)
1 step sequence using half ice surface (See
4280)
A program in accordance with 4270
A program in accordance with 4260
A program in accordance with 4250
A program in accordance with 4240
Duration
1:30 +/-10
seconds
1:30 +/-10
seconds
1:30 +/-10
seconds
1:30 +/-10
seconds
2:00 +/-10
seconds
2:15 +/-10
seconds
A program in accordance with 4240
2:15 +/-10
seconds
A program in accordance with 4230
2:30 +/-10
seconds
A program in accordance with 4220
Ladies 3:00
+/-10
Men 3:30
+/- 10
Ladies 3:30
+/-10
Men 4:00
+/- 10
Junior Free Skate Skaters have passed the U. S. Figure Skating
Novice Free Skate Test but not the Senior Free
Skate Test.
A program in accordance with 4210
Senior Free
Skate
A program in accordance with 4200
Time:
Ladies
4:00 +/-10
Men
4:30 +/-10
Description
Well balanced program in accordance with
4600..
Duration
Skaters must have passed the U. S. Figure Ska.
ting Junior Free Skate Test.
Adult Free Skate
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Event
Qualification
Adult Pre Bronze Test Requirements: Passed no higher than the
Free Skate
Adult Pre-Bronze Free Skate Test, the Standard
Pre-Preliminary Free SkateTest, or ISI Freestyle 3
test.
1:40
maximum
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Event
Adult Bronze
Free Skate
Qualification
Test Requirements: Passed the Adult Pre-Bronze
Free Skate Test or Standard Preliminary Free Skate
Test and passed no higher than the Adult Bronze
Free Skate Test, the Standard Preliminary Free
SkateTest, the ISI Freestyle 4 test, or, prior to Oct.
1, 1977, the 2nd figure test.
Adult Silver Free Test Requirements: Passed the Adult Bronze Free
Skate
Skate Test or standard Pre-Juvenile Free Skate test
and no higher than the Adult Silver Free Skate
Test, the standard Juvenile Free Skate Test, the ISI
Freestyle 5 test, or, prior to Oct. 1, 1977, the 2 nd
figure test.
Adult Gold Free Test Requirements: Passed the Adult Silver Free
Skate
Skate or the Standard Juvenile Free Skate Test and
passed no higher than the standard Juvenile Free
Skate Test, the ISI Freestyle 6 test, or, prior to Oct.
1, 1977, the 2nd figure test.
Masters
Test Requirements: Passed the standard
IntermediateIntermediate Free Skate Test and no higher than
Novice Free
the standard Novice Free Skate Test or, prior to
Skate
Oct. 1, 1977, the 3rd Figure Test, but not higher
than the 4th Figure Test.
Masters Junior- Test Requirements: Passed at least the standard
Senior Free
Novice Free Skate Test or, prior to Oct. 1, 1977,
Skate
the 4th Figure Test.
Description
Well balanced program in accordance with
4590.
Duration
Well balanced program in accordance with
4580.
2:10
maximum
Well balanced program in accordance with
4570.
2:40
maximum
Well balanced program in accordance with
4540.
3:10
maximum
Well balanced program in accordance with
4510.
3:40
maximum
1:50
maximum
Short Program
NOTE: The Required Elements for all Short Programs will be those set for the 2012-13 season. These elements are
available online at www.usfigureskating.org.
Event
Intermediate
Short
Novice
Short
Junior
Short
Senior
Short
Qualification
Open to skaters who have passed the Juvenile Free
Skate Test but not the Novice Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters who have passed the Intermediate
Free Skate Test but not the Junior Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters who have passed the Novice Free
Skate Test but not the Senior Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters who have passed the Junior Free
Skate Test.
Description
A program in accordance with 4230.
Duration
2:00 max
Men: A program in accordance with 4220
Ladies: A program in accordance with 4220
Men: A program in accordance with 4210
Ladies: A program in accordance with 4210
Men: A program in accordance with 4200
Ladies: A program in accordance with 4200
2:30 max
2:50 max
2:50 max
SHOWCASE EVENTS
Competitors who place first, second, third or fourth in a contested Showcase skating event held from the close of entries to
the preceding the close of entries or in the immediately prior National Showcase will receive an invitation to compete at the
National Showcase Competition held each August.
Artistic: Showcase program utilizing emotional qualities from either dramatic or light entertainment specifically
or a combination of both. Skater will use their skating skills to express their musical interpretation. Music may
be vocal or instrumental and musicfor an Artistic program might be selections such as: Phantom of the Opera,
Grease, Adele, Michael Jackson, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, etc. Music may be from any musical genres such
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as: 20th Century Classical, Pop, Broadway, Ethnic, Baroque, Romantic, New Age and Films (these are only
examples).
No scenery is allowed, and props may not be used unless they are carried throughout the performance.
Judging & Marking:
1. Performances will be judged from an entertainment standpoint, for theatrical and artistic qualities.
2. 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.
3. Unintended falls, poorly executed skating elements and obvious losses of control will reduce the score.
4. Jump difficulty is not rewarded in showcase; therefore jumps, if choreographed, should be performed
with style, flow and confidence.
5. Elements evaluated will include energy, poise, performance/execution, extension, eye contact,
choreography, and interpretation. Skating moves should highlight the music. Speed, deep knee bends,
good edges, expression and graceful movements are all important. Use of novelty effects, such as,
dancing on toepicks, lying or sitting on ice or railing, or lip-synching of music is not desirable.
6. One mark using the 6.0 judging system will be given by each judge for each performance. No technical
skating mark will be used.
**Note: Skaters shall receive a 0.2 – 0.3 deduction in their mark for performance of each restricted element in
“Restricted” events.
Costumes:
1. Costuming and make-up for Artistic skating programs should enhance the feeling created by the
performance, and reflect the meaning of the story or theme.
2. Costumes rules for free skate do not apply for Artistic skating. Ornaments and hair accessories must be
secure.
3. No bobby-pins, feathers, hair accessories, or anything else that may fall to the ice and be hazardous to
the skaters are allowed. 0.1 deduction will be taken.
Event
Basic Skating
Artistic
Qualification
Skaters may not have passed any U.S. Figure
Skating Moves in the Field or Free Skate tests.
Pre-Preliminary
1 Artistic
Open to skaters who have not passed the
Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Pre-Preliminary
2&3 Artistic
Open to skaters who have not passed the
Preliminary Free Skate Test.
Preliminary
Artistic
Open to skaters who have passed the PrePreliminary but not the Pre-Juvenile Free Skate
Test.
Open to skaters who have passed the Preliminary
but not the Juvenile Free Skate Test.
Pre-Juvenile
Artistic
Juvenile Artistic
Open Juvenile
Artistic
Intermediate
Artistic
Open to skaters who have not reached the age of
14, as of closing date of entries, who have passed
the Pre-Juvenile but not the Intermediate Free
Skate Test.
Open to skaters age 14 and over, as of closing date
of entries, who have passed the Pre-Juvenile but
not the Intermediate Free Skate Test.
Open to skaters who have passed the Juvenile but
not the Novice Free Skate Test.
Description
Restricted event: Only upright spins and jumps
with the maximum of one-half (1/2) revolution
are permitted (1/2 loop not allowed)
Restricted event: Only upright spins, and the
following jumps are allowed: ½ flip, ½ lutz,
waltz jump, salchow, or toe loop
Restricted event: No Axels or double jumps.
Restricted event: No double jumps.
1:10
maximum
1:40
maximum
1:40
maximum
1:40
maximum
Restricted event: Axel and up to one (1)
double jump only. Double jump may not be
repeated.
Restricted event: Axel and up to one (1)
double jump only. Double jump may not be
repeated.
1:40
maximum
Restricted event: Axel and up to one (1)
double jump only. Double jump may not be
repeated.
Restricted event: No double axels or triple
jumps.
2:10
maximum
2:10
maximum
2:10
maximum
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Event
Novice Artistic
Qualification
Open to skaters who have passed the Intermediate
but not the Junior Free Skate Test.
Junior Artistic
Open to skaters who have passed the Novice but
not the Senior Free Skate Test.
Senior Artistic
Open to skaters who have passed the Junior Free
Skate Test.
Adult Artistic
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: May not have passed higher
than the standard Juvenile Free Skate test. Event
may be divided by age or test level at the discretion
of the Chief Referee if entries warrant. Event may
also be put into combined test levels (e.g., Adult
Pre-Bronze/Bronze Artistic) if appropriate.
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Must have passed at least the
standard Juvenile Free Skate test. Event may be
divided by age or test level at the discretion of the
Chief Referee if entries warrant. Event may also
be put into combined test levels (e.g. Masters
Novice/Junior) if appropriate.
Masters Adult
Artistic
Description
Restricted event: No double axels or triple
jumps.
Restricted event: No double or triple jump;
Axel permitted.
2:10
maximum
2:40
maximum
2:40
maximum
1:40
maximum
Restricted event: No double or triple jump;
Axel permitted.
1:40
maximum
Duets: Theatrical/artistic performance by two skaters. Pair team may be of the same or different gender. Props
and Scenery are permitted.
Levels offered for Duets are Pre-Preliminary through Senior and Adults. Program duration is the same for what
is shown above under the Artistic events for that level. Levels may be combined at the Chief Referee’s
discretion if entries warrant.
Mini Production Ensembles: Theatrical performance by three to seven competitors. Props and Scenery are
permitted.
Duration= 3:10 maximum
Production Ensembles: Theatrical performance by eight or more competitors. Theater On Ice teams are eligible
as production ensembles. Props and Scenery are permitted.
Duration= 6:00 +/- 15 secs
PAIRS EVENTS
Pairs Free Skate
Event
Pre-Juvenile
Pairs
Qualification
Both partners must be under 14 yrs old, have
passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field test and
not the Juvenile Pairs Test. See note under 5250.
Description
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5250.
Duration
2:00 +/-10
seconds
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Event
Juvenile Pairs
Intermediate
Pairs
Novice Pairs
Junior Pairs
Senior Pairs
Adult Masters
Pairs Free Skate
Adult Gold
Pairs Free Skate
Adult Silver
Pairs Free Skate
Adult Bronze
Pairs Free Skate
Qualification
Both partners must be under 16 yrs old, have
passed the Pre-Juvenile Pairs test, and not have
passed the Int. Pairs test. See note under 5240.
Both partners must be under 18 yrs old, have
passed the Pre-Juvenile Pairs test, and not have
passed the Novice Pairs test.. See note under 5230.
No age restrictions. At least one partner must have
passed the Intermediate Pair test and neither
partner passed the Junior Pairs test. See note under
5220
No age restrictions. At least one partner must have
passed the Novice Pairs test and neither partner
passed the Senior Pairs test (See note under 5210).
No age restrictions. At least one partner must have
passed the Junior Pairs test.
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Same as 5520
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Same as 5530
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Same as 5540
Age Requirements:
Young Adult – age 18 – 20 years
Adult – age 21 years and older
Test Requirements: Same as 5550
Description
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5240.
Duration
2:30 +/-10
seconds
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5230.
3:00 +/-10
seconds
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5220.
3:30 +/-10
seconds
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5210.
4:00 +/-10
seconds
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5200.
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5520.
4:30 +/-10
seconds
3:40 max
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5530.
3:40 max
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5540.
2:40 max
Well Balanced Free Skate in accordance with
5550.
2:10 max
Pairs Short Program
NOTE: The Required Elements for all Short Programs will be those set for the 2012-13 season. These elements are
available online at www.usfigureskating.org.
Event
Novice Pairs
Short
Junior Pairs
Short
Senior Pairs
Short
Qualification (Apply to both partners)
No age restrictions. Passed the Intermediate Pair
test and not passed Junior Pair skating test.
No age restrictions. Passed the Novice Pair test and
not passed the Senior Pair skating test.
No age restrictions. Passed the Junior Pair skating
test.
Description
Program in accordance with 5220.
Duration
2:50 max
Program in accordance with 5210.
2:50 max
Program in accordance with 5200.
2:50 max
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DANCE EVENTS
**NEW**
2012 National Solo Dance Competition Series
U.S Figure Skating is pleased to announce the 2011-12 Solo Dance competition series. This program began in
the 2010-11 season and is open to individual skaters within the Eastern, Midwestern and Pacific Coast sections.
Skaters participating in at least two competitions within their respective sections accumulate points based upon
placement that will be used to determine qualification of individual skaters to the National Solo Dance
Championships.
Skaters can elect to compete in the pattern dances, free dance or both events at this nonqualifying competition.
Testing Rqmt.
Dances in each level
SOLO PATTERN DANCE EVENTS:
Preliminary
Pre- Bronze
Bronze
Pre-Silver
Silver
Pre-Gold
Gold
Dutch Waltz
(3 patterns)
Cha-Cha
(3 patterns)
Hickory
Hoedown
(3 patterns)
European
Waltz
(2 patterns)
American
Waltz
(2 patterns)
Paso Doble
(3 patterns)
Westminster
Waltz
(2 patterns)
Rhythm Blues
(3 patterns)
Fiesta Tango
(3 patterns)
Ten Fox
(3 patterns)
Foxtrot
(4 patterns)
Rocker
Foxtrot
(4 patterns)
No test or
passed
Preliminary
Passed
Preliminary or
Pre-Bronze
Passed PreBronze or
Bronze
Passed Bronze
or Pre-Silver
Passed PreSilver or Silver
Starlight
Waltz
(2 patterns)
Passed
Silver or PreGold
Quickstep
(4 patterns)
Passed PreGold or Gold
SOLO PATTERN DANCE TEST LEVEL:
All skaters must either compete at their test level or one level above of their highest completed dance test. The
determination of level will be based upon test level at the entry deadline**. The test level is determined by a
skater completing all of the dance tests within that level.
** Test level may be either standard or solo dance. Adult dance, adult solo dance, master’s dance and master’s
solo dance do not fulfill the testing requirements for this event.
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Testing Rqmt.
Free Dance
Requirements
SOLO FREE DANCE EVENTS:
Juvenile Solo
Free Dance
Intermediate
Solo Free Dance
Novice Solo
Free Dance
Junior Solo Free
Dance
Senior Solo Free
Dance
Requirements
according to
Juvenile Solo Free
Dance Test as
listed in the 201112 U.S. Figure
Skating Tests Book,
p. 52
Requirements
according to
Intermediate Solo
Free Dance Test as
listed in the 201112 U.S. Figure
Skating Tests Book,
p. 52
Requirements
according to
Novice Solo Free
Dance Test as
listed in the 201112 U.S. Figure
Skating Tests
Book, p. 53
Requirements
according to Junior
Solo Free Dance Test
as listed in the 201112 U.S. Figure Skating
Tests Book, p. 54
Requirements
according to Senior
Solo Free Dance
Test listed in the
2011-12 U.S. Figure
Skating Tests Book,
p. 54
Complete
preliminary
pattern dance
test (partnered or
solo) and one of
the following:
juvenile free
dance (solo or
partnered) or
juvenile MIF test
Complete bronze
pattern dance test
(partnered or solo)
and one of the
following:
intermediate MIF
test or
intermediate free
dance test
(partnered or solo)
Complete presilver pattern
dance test
(partnered or
solo) and one of
the following:
novice MIF test or
novice free
dance test
(partnered or
solo)
Complete silver
pattern dance test
(partnered or solo)
and one of the
following: junior MIF
test or junior free
dance test
(partnered or solo)
Complete gold
pattern dance test
(partnered or solo)
and one of the
following: senior MIF
test or senior free
dance test
(partnered or solo)
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY IN SOLO FREE DANCE / SOLO FREE DANCE TEST LEVEL
REQUIREMENTS:
All skaters must either compete at their test level or one level above of their highest completed free dance test
(solo or partnered), but no higher. Skaters can also qualify by having passed the equivalent moves in the field
test. The determination of level will be based upon test level at the entry deadline**.
** Test level may be partnered or solo standard pattern dance tests and standard free dance (partnered
or solo). Adult dance, adult solo dance, adult free dance, master’s dance, master’s free dance and
master’s solo dance do not fulfill the testing requirements for this event.
JUDGING SYSTEM:
The 6.0 judging system will be used for all events and levels at Solo Dance Competitions. The ISU judging
system will not be used.
Notes on the conduct of the competition:
All dance events may be double-paneled at the discretion of the referee. When there are more than 18 athletes in
a solo dance event, the event will be split so no flight has more than 18 skaters. Ladies will skate the ladies’
steps and men will skate the men’s steps, no exceptions.
Officials: Officials will be chosen from both competition and test level judges.
How it works:
At each Solo Dance competition, skaters earn qualifying points based on their
final, overall combined placement at the competition. Skaters may earn
qualifying points at either:
a) three (3) competitions within their section
b) two (2) competitions within their section and one(1) competition outside of their
section
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Note: Skaters must compete in AT LEAST two (2) competitions within their section to be eligible
to compete at the National Solo Dance Championships.
Top six (6) skaters from each section (who have competed in at least two nonqualifying
competitions), in each level (Pattern dance levels: preliminary, pre-bronze, bronze, pre-silver,
silver, pre-gold and gold and Solo Free Dance levels: juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior
and senior) will receive an invitation to advance to the National Solo Dance Championships.
A variation of a fill-up rule may be used if less than six skaters qualify at any particular level.
This will allow for an overall total of 18 skaters in each level at the National Solo Dance
Championships.
COUPLES DANCE EVENTS
Pattern Dance
Number of sequences of each dance shall be as specified in rule 6075. The number of sequences may vary at the
discretion of the referee in which case the entrants will be informed before the warm up of the first dance.
Event
Pre-Juvenile
Pattern Dance
Juvenile Pattern
Dance
Intermediate
Pattern Dance
Novice Pattern
Dance
Adult
Pre- Bronze
Pattern Dance
Adult Bronze
Pattern Dance
Adult Pre-Silver
Pattern Dance
Adult Silver
Pattern Dance
Adult Pre-Gold
Pattern Dance
Qualification
Neither partner may have passed higher than prebronze dance test
Both partners must have passed the Preliminary
Dance Tests and neither partner may have passed
the Intermediate Free Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the Bronze Dance
Tests and neither partner may have passed the
Novice Free Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the Silver Dance
Test and neither partner may have passed the
Junior Free Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the
Standard/Adult/Masters Pre-Bronze Dance Test,
but no higher than the Standard/Adult/Masters
Bronze Dance test. Both partners must be at least
21 at the close of entries.
One partner must have passed at least one PreSilver/Adult Pre-silver Dance. The other partner
must have passed at least one Bronze/Adult
Bronze Dance. Neither partner may have passed
more than one Silver/Adult Silver Dance. Both
partners must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
One partner must have passed at least one
Standard/Adult/Masters Pre-silver Dance. Neither
partner may have passed more than one
Standard/Adult/Masters Silver Dance. Both
partners must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
One partner must have passed at least one
Silver/Adult Silver Dance. The other partner must
have at least one Pre-Silver/Adult Pre-Silver
Dance. Neither partner may have passed more
than one Standard/Adult/Masters Pre-Gold Dance
test. Both partners must be at least 21 at the close
of entries.
One partner must have passed at least one
Standard/Adult/Masters Pre-Gold Dance. The
other partner must have passed at least one
Standard/Adult/Masters Silver Dance. Neither
partner may have completed the
Standard/Adult/Masters Gold Dance Test . Both
partners must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
Description
Two dances drawn from Rhythm Blues, Canasta Tango, Cha
Cha.
Willow Waltz plus one dance drawn from:Fiesta Tango,
Foxtrot.
Rocker Foxtrot plus one dance drawn from: Fourteenstep,
European Waltz
Starlight Waltz plus one dance drawn from: Paso Doble,
Blues
Initial Round: one dance chosen from Canasta Tango or
Swing Dance
Final Round: one dance chosen from Fiesta Tango or Willow
Waltz
Initial Round: One dance drawn from Swing Dance or Fiesta
Tango
Final Round: One dance drawn from Willow Waltz or
Fourteenstep
Initial Round: One dance drawn from Ten-Fos or European
Waltz
Final Round: One dance from Fourteenstep or Tango
Initial Round: one drawn dance from Foxtrot or Tango
Final Round: one dance drawn from American Waltz or
Blues
Tango
Blues
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Event
Adult Gold
Pattern Dance
Championship
Adult Dance
Pattern Dance
Qualification
One partner must have passed at least one
Gold/Adult Gold Dance. The other partner must
have passed at least one Pre-Gold/Adult Pre-Gold
Dance.
One partner must have passed at least one
Standard/Adult/Masters Pre-Gold Dance. The
other partner must have passed at least one
Standard/Adult/Masters Silver Dance. Both
partners must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
Description
Viennese Waltz
Silver Samba
Qualification
Both partners must have passed the Preliminary
Dance Tests and neither partner may have passed
the Intermediate Free Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the Bronze Dance
Tests and neither partner may have passed the
Novice Free Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the Silver Dance
Test and neither partner may have passed the
Junior Free Dance Test
Neither partner may have passed the Senior Free
Dance Test
Description
Free Dance in accordance with 4435 (See
6242)
Duration
2:15
minutes
Free Dance in accordance with 4425 (See
6232)
2:30
minutes
Free Dance in accordance with 4415 (See
6222)
3:00
minutes
Free Dance in accordance with 6212
3:30
minutes
Both partners must have passed the Junior Free
Dance Test
One partner must have passed at least one
standard, adult, or masters Pre-Gold Dance. The
other partner must have passed at least one
standard, adult, or masters Silver Dance. Neither
partner may have completed the standard, adult,
or masters Gold Dance Test
One partner must have passed at least one
standard, adult, or masters Gold Dance. The other
partner must have passed at least one standard,
adult, or masters Pre-Gold Dance. Both partners
must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
One partner must have passed at least one
standard, adult, or masters Pre-Gold Dance. The
other partner must have passed at least one
standard, adult, or masters Silver Dance. Both
partners must be at least 21 at the close of entries.
Free Dance in accordance with 6202
Open Free Dance in accordance with 6532.
4:00
minutes
3:10 max
Open Free Dance in accordance with 6522
3:10 max
Open Free Dance in accordance with 6512.
3:10 max
Qualification
Neither partner may have passed the Senior Free
Dance Test
Both partners must have passed the Junior Free
Dance Test
Description
Short Dance in accordance with 6211
Duration
2:50 +/-10
seconds
2:50 +/-10
seconds
Blues
Silver Samba
Free Dance
Event
Juvenile
Free Dance
Intermediate
Free Dance
Novice
Free Dance
Junior
Free
Dance
Senior
Free Dance
Adult Pre-Gold
Open Free
Dance
Adult Gold
Open Free
Dance
Championship
Adult Open Free
Dance
Short Dance
Event
Junior
Short Dance
Senior
Short Dance
Short Dance in accordance with 6201
Shadow Dance*
Shadow dancing is two persons skating together as a team, shadowing each other either side by side or in front of each
other (or at a direct angle to each other), while skating the required dance. Neither partner is permitted to touch the other
while skating the required dance but should remain as close as possible. It is required that one of the partners, during the
course of the dance, change sides without interruption of the normal course of the dance.
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Event
Canasta Dance Shadow Dance
Cha Cha Shadow Dance
Hickory Hoedown Shadow
Dance
Fourteenstep Shadow Dance
Rocker Foxtrot Shadow Dance
Kilian Shadow Dance
Quickstep Shadow Dance
Qualification
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Pre-Bronze Dance Test.
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Bronze Dance Test.
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Pre-Silver Dance Test
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Silver Dance Test
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Pre-Gold Dance Test
Open to all skaters who have not
completed the Gold Dance Test
Open to all skaters. No test restrictions.
Description
Three (3) sequences to be skated.
Three (3) sequences to be skated.
Three (3) sequences to be skated.
Four (4) sequences to be skated.
Four (4) sequences to be skated.
Four (4) sequences to be skated.
Four (4) sequences to be skated.
* The referee may vary the number of sequences for Shadow Dance to meet current conditions, in which case the judges
and all entrants shall be notified before warm-up begins.
Pro-Am Dance
A dance couple will consist of an eligible skater and a pro. Competitors may not enter an event below their completed test
level (either adult or standard track) as of the deadline for entries. Events may be divided by age. Number of sequences of
each dance shall be as specified in rule 6075. The number of sequences may vary at the discretion of the referee.
Event
Qualification
Pro- Am Dutch Waltz
Pro-Am Rhythm Blues
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Pre- Bronze dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Pre- Bronze dance test
Pro-Am Swing Dance
Pro-Am Cha Cha
Pro-Am Willow Waltz
Pro-Am Fourteenstep
Pro-Am Foxtrot
Pro-Am American Waltz
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Bronze dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Bronze dance test
Open to all skaters who not completed the Pre Silver dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Silver dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Silver dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Pre- Gold dance test
Pro-Am Rocker Foxtrot
Pro-Am Blues
Pro-Am Starlight Waltz
Pro-Am Viennese Waltz
Pro-Am Quickstep
Pro-Am Samba
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Pre- Gold dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Gold dance test
Open to all skaters who have not completed the Gold dance test
Open to all skaters, no test restrictions
Open to all skaters, no test restrictions
Open to all skaters, no test restrictions
Adult Solo Free Dance
Event
Qualification
Description
Duration
Adult Solo Free
Dance
Skater must have completed PreSilver Dance Test
SPIN: Only one (1) spin
Minimum 3 revolutions on one foot after which may
change feet for further revolutions.
STEP SEQUENCES: Two (2) using a variety of
continuous steps and turns. No jumps, stops or spins
allowed. Full ice coverage on both.
1 midline including a series of twizzles with no more than
3 steps between the twizzles and at least one (1) full
revolution on each twizzle.
2:00 +/-10
seconds
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