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 Annual IceForum Basic Skills Competition
Hosted By
Atlanta IceForum Skating Academy
2300 Satellite Blvd, Duluth GA 30097
August 16, 2009
Approved by US Figure Skating Basic Skills
 
Annual IceForum Basic Skills Competition sponsored by The Atlanta IceForum Skating Academy will be held at The Atlanta IceForum, Duluth GA 30097.

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ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR PARTICIPANTS
 
The competition is open to ALL skaters who are current eligible (ER 1.00) members of either a Basic Skills Program and/or are full members of U.S. Figure Skating. To be eligible, skaters must have submitted a membership application or be a member in good standing. 
 
Eligibility will be based on skill level as of closing date of entries. All Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills skaters through Basic 8 including Speacial Olypmics must skate at highest level passed and NO official U.S. Figure Skating tests may have been passed including MIF or Individual Dances. Skaters in other events may skate at highest level passed OR one level higher BUT not both levels in the same event during the same competition.
 
ENTRIES AND FEES -All entries must be postmarked no later than July 25, 2009 and are limited to the first 150 applications received. Late entries will be accepted only if the limit has not been reached, at the discretion of the organizers. Entry fees are per person, U.S. dollars. The first event is $40.00 and each additional event is $15.00. NO refunds after closing date unless event is canceled by the IceForum Skating Academy. ENTRY FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY and returned with fee check made payable to the Atlanta IceForum. There will be a fee for returned checks.
 
AWARDS – Everyone will receive an award. All events will be final rounds. Medals will be awarded to first, second, third and fourth places. ALL other places will receive ribbons or certificates. ALL awards will be made at appropriate times throughout the competition.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Will be posted on the Official Bulletin Board no later than 1 week before the competition date. Information regarding groups and skating times will be e-mailed out prior to the beginning of competition.
 
MUSIC - The music for all free skating programs and showcase must be provided on CD’s by the skater. CD’s should be clearly marked with the name of the skater, event entered and length of music (not skating time). Competition music is to be turned in at the time of registration. Time duration is always +/- 10 seconds.
 
VIDEO TAPING AND PHOTOGRAPHS – There will be an official photographer for this event. Parents may video or take pictures, but may NOT stand in rink doorways or players benches. No tipods, unipods or camera supports are allowed.
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the competition please e-mail the competition director, Moe Brooks-Herr @ .
 
 
 
BASIC PROGRAM EVENT: SNOWPLOW SAM – BASIC 8
·         The skating order of the required elements is optional. The elements are not restricted as to the number of times the element is executed or length of glides, number of revolutions, etc. unless otherwise specified.
·         To be skated on full ice
·         Vocal music is allowed
·         The skater may use elements from a previous level
·         A .2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
Snowplow Sam - Tots:
1.      March followed by a two foot glide and dip
2.      Forward two foot swizzles 2-3 in a row
3.      Forward snowplow stop
4.      Backward wiggles 2-6 in a row
 
 
Basic 5:
1.      Backward outside edge on a circle clockwise or counterclockwise
2.      Backward crossovers 6-8 consecutive - both directions
3.      One foot spin - minimum of three revolutions
4.      Hockey stop
5.      Side Toe hop -either direction
 
Basic 1
1.      Forward two foot glide
2.      Forward two foot swizzles 6 -8 in a row
3.      Forward snowplow stop
4.      Backward wiggles 6-8 in a row
 
 
Basic 6:
1.      Forward inside three turn - R & L from a standstill
2.      Bunny Hop
3.      Forward spiral on a straight line - R or L
4.      Lunge - R or L
5.      T-stop - R or L
 
Basic 2
1.      Forward one foot glide - either foot
2.      Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a straight line -across width of ice
3.      Two foot turn in place forward to backward
4.      Backward two foot swizzles 6 - 8 in a row
5.      Moving snowplow stop
 
Basic 7:
1.      Forward inside open Mohawk - R to L and L to R
2.      Ballet Jump - either direction
3.      Back crossovers to a back outside edge landing position clockwise and counter clockwise
4.      Forward inside pivot
 
Basic 3
1.   Forward stroking
2.   Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, either    
      clockwise or counter clockwise 6 - 8          consecutive      
3.      Moving forward to backward two foot turn - either direction
4.      Backward one foot glide - either foot
5.      Two foot spin
 
Basic 8:
1.      Moving forward outside or forward inside three turns R & L
2.      Waltz jump
3.      Mazurka - either direction
4.   Combination move - clockwise or counter clockwise – two forward crossovers into FI Mohawk, step behind, step into one back crossover and step to a forward inside edge
5.   Beginning one-foot upright spin - optional free foot               position
Basic 4
1.      Forward outside three turn - R & L from a standstill
2.      Forward outside edge on a circle clockwise or counter clockwise
3.      Forward crossovers 6-8 consecutive both directions
4.      Backward stroking
5.   Backward snowplow stop - R or L
 
Basic Elements Event: SNOWPLOW SAM – BASIC 8
·         Each skater will have the option to perform one element at a time
A. In the order listed below (no excessive connecting steps) OR
B. Will perform each element when directed by a judge or referee
·         To be skated on 1/3 to 1/2 ice
·         No music
·         All elements must be skated in the order listed
·         Time: 1:00 or less
 
Snowplow Sam - Tots:
1.   March followed by a two foot glide and dip
2.   Forward two foot swizzles 2-3-in a row
3.   Backward wiggles 2-6 in a row
4.   Forward snowplow stop
 
 
Basic 5:
1.   Backward outside edge on a circle clockwise or counterclockwise
2.   Backward crossovers 6-8 consecutive in both directions
3.   One foot spin - min of three revolutions
4.   Side Toe hop -either direction
5.   Hockey stop
 
Basic 1
1.   Forward two foot glide
2.   Forward two foot swizzles 6 -8 in a row
3.   Backward wiggles 6-8 in a row
4.   Forward snowplow stop
 
 
Basic 6:
1.   Forward inside 3-turn from a standstill - R & L
2.   Bunny Hop
3.   Forward arabesque spiral on a straight line R or L
4.   Lunge - R or L
5.   T-stop - R or L
 
Basic 2
1.   Forward one foot glide - either foot
2.   Two foot turn in place - forward to backward
3.   Backward two foot swizzles 6 - 8 in a row
4.   Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a straight line across width of ice
5.   Moving snowplow stop
 
Basic 7:
1.   Forward inside open Mohawk - R to L and L to R
2.   Ballet Jump either direction
3.   Back crossovers to a back outside edge landing position clockwise and counter clockwise
4.   Forward inside pivot
 
Basic 3
1.   Forward stroking
2.   Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, either    
      clockwise or counter clockwise 6 -8           consecutive      
3.   Moving forward to backward two foot turn in either direction
4.   Backward one foot glide - either foot
5.   Two foot spin
 
Basic 8:
1.   Moving forward outside or forward inside three turns R & L
2.   Waltz jump
3.   Mazurka in either direction
4.   Combination move - clockwise or counter clockwise - two forward crossovers into FI Mohawk, step behind, step into one back crossover and step to a forward inside edge
5.   Beginning one-foot upright spin - optional free foot                 position
Basic 4
1.   Forward outside edge on a circle clockwise or counter clockwise
2.   Forward crossovers 6-8 consecutive both directions
3.   Forward outside 3 turn - R & L from a standstill
4.   Backward stroking
5.   Backward snowplow stop - R or L
 
 

Free SKATE ELEMENTS EVENT: Free SKATE 1-6
·         In program form, using a limited number of connecting steps, the skating order of the required elements is optional
·         To be skated on ½ ice
·         No music is allowed
·         The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use but is not required to use any additional elements from previous levels
·         A .2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
·         Time: 1:00 or less
 
Free skate level 1 Compulsory
1.      Advanced forward stroking - 4-6 consecutive
2.      Basic forward outside edges and forward inside consecutive edges - 2-4 outside and 2-4 inside
3.      Scratch spin from backward crossovers
4.      Waltz jump from backward crossovers
5.     Half flip jump
 
Free skate level 4 Compulsory
1.      Spiral sequence, FI Spiral, FI Mohawk, BO spiral, clockwise or counter clockwise
2.      Forward power 3's, 2-3 consecutive sets-R or L
3.      Sit spin
4.      Loop jump
5.      Waltz jump/loop jump
 
Free skate level 2 Compulsory
1.      Forward outside spiral - R or L. and a forward inside spiral - R or L
2.      Waltz Three's - R or L
3.      Beginning back spin - entry optional
4.      Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump series
5.      Toe loop jump
 
Free skate level 5 Compulsory
1.      Spiral sequence, FO spiral, forward outside 3 turn, one backward crossover, backward inside spiral
2.      Camel spin
3.      Forward upright spin to back upright spin
4.      Loop/loop jump
5.      Flip jump
 
Free skate level 3 Compulsory
1.      Forward crossovers in a figure 8
2.      Advanced forward outside swing rolls 4 - 6 consecutive
3.      Back spin
4.      Salchow jump
5.      Waltz jump/toe loop or Salchow/toe loop
 
Free skate level 6 Compulsory
1.      Five step Mohawk sequence - 1 set alternating pattern (refer to Basic Skills Curriculum Free skate 6)
2.      Camel, sit spin combination - minimum of 4 revolutions total
3.      Split jump or stag jump
4.      Waltz jump, ½ loop, Salchow combination
5.    Lutz jump
 
 
 

Free SKATE EVENT: Free SKATE 1-6
·         The skating order of the required elements is optional. The elements are not restricted as to the number of times element is executed, or length of glides, number of revolutions, etc. unless otherwise stated.
·         Vocal music is allowed.
  • The skater must demonstrate the required elements and may use but is not required to use any additional elements from previous levels
 
  • A .2 deduction will be taken for each element performed from a higher level
 
·         Time 1:30+/-10sec
 
Freeskate 1
Freeskate 4
1. Advanced Forward stroking. 4-6 strokes
2. Forward outside or inside consecutive edges, 2-4
3. Scratch spin from back crossovers
4. Waltz jump from back crossovers
5. Half flip jump
1. Spiral sequence:FI spiral, FI Mohawk, BO spiral R or L
2. Forward power 3’s, 2-3 consecutive R or L
3. Sit spin
4. Loop jump
5. Waltz jump/loop jump
Freeskate 2
Freeskate 5
1. Forward outside spiral R or L
2. Waltz three’s R or L
3. Beginning back spin
4. Waltz jump, side toe hop, waltz jump
5. Toe loop
1. Spiral sequence: FO spiral, FO 3-turn, 1 back crossover Backward inside spiral, R or L
2. Camel spin
3. Forward upright spin to back upright spin
4. Loop/loop combination jump
5. Flip jump
Freeskate 3
Freeskate 6
1.Forward crossovers in a figure 8
2. Advanced forward outside swing rolls 4-6
3. Back spin
4. Salchow
5. Waltz jump/Toe loop or Salchow/toe loop
1. 5 step Mohawk sequence, 1 set alternating patterns
2. Camel/sit spin combination, min of 4 revolutions total
3. Split or stag jump
4. Waltz jump/1/2 loop /Salchow combination
5. Lutz jump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jumps & Spins Events Freeskate 1-Freeskate 6
  • All elements are to be skated in the exact order listed on application, with limited connecting steps.
  • To be skated on ½ ice.
  • Programs may not exceed 1 min. MAX.
 
Freeskate 1 Jumps:                                                  
  • Waltz Jump from crossovers
  • 4 consecutive side toe hops
  • Half Flip
Freeskate 1 Spins:
  • 2 ft spin
  • 2ft-1ft spin
  • Scratch spin from crossovers (3 rev min)
Freeskate 2 Jumps:
  • Half Flip
  • Waltz jump side toe hop waltz jump
  • Toe Loop
Freeskate 2 Spins:
  • 2 ft spin
  • Scratch spin from crossovers
  • Beginning back spin (2 revs min)
Freeskate 3 Jumps:
  • ½ lutz
  • Salchow
  • Waltz-Toe combo or Salchow-Toe Combo
Freeskate 3 Spins:
  • Scratch Spin (3 revs)
  • Back Spin (3 revs)
Freeskate 4 Jumps:
  • Waltz-Loop Combo
  • Salchow
  • Toe Loop
Freeskate 4 Spins:
  • Scratch Spin
  • Sit Spin
  • Back Spin
Freeskate 5 Jumps:
  • Waltz Jump-falling leaf-toe loop sequence
  • Flip Jump
  • Loop-Loop combo
 
 
 
 
Freeskate 5 Spins:
  • Front scratch to back scratch (3 rev each foot)
  • Sit spin
  • Camel Spin
Freeskate 6 Jumps:
  • Flip-Toe Combo
  • Split or Stag Jump
  • Waltz-1/2 loop-salchow series
Freeskate 6 Spins:
  • Sit-Back Scratch
  • Attitude Spin
  • Camel Sit combo (5 revs)
 
Hockey Relay Races
  • Open to hockey players & figure skaters
  • Hockey players will be divided based level & age.
  • All hockey players will race in a track type event around the perimeter of the rink.
  • Fastest skater wins.
 
 
Special Olympics Elements Events
To be skated on ½ ice
Events offered include Skill Competition 1-5 and Freeskating for Level 1- Level 6 Special Olympic Skaters.
 
Skills Competition Events - Skaters must be able to complete Badge 2 to compete in Skill Competition 2, complete Badge 3 to compete in Skill Competition 3, etc (The Badge Program can be found in the new Special Olympics Figure Skating Coaching Guide which may be found at http://www.specialolympics.org
 
1) Skill Competition 1
a) March forward 10 steps unassisted.
b) Swizzles, standing still (3 repetitions).
c) Two foot glide forward for distance of at least the length of the body.
 
2) Skill Competition 2
a) Backward wiggle or march.
b) 5 forward swizzles covering at least 10 feet.
c) Forward gliding dip covering at least length of body.
 
3) Skill Competition 3
a) Backward 2-foot glide covering at least length of body.
b) 1-foot snowplow stop (left or right).
c) Forward 1-foot glide covering at least length of body (left or right).
 
4) Skill Competition 4
a) 5 backward swizzles covering at least 10 feet.
b) Forward 2-foot curves left and right across the rink.
c) 2-foot turn front to back, on the spot.
 
5) Skill Competition 5
a) Gliding forward to backward 2-foot turn.
b) Backward 1-foot glide length of body (left and right).
c) Forward pivot.
 
Special Olympics Freestyle Events
  • Level 1-6 Per Special Olympics Winter Sports Rules of Competition. Section E.