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Third Figure Test

    Figures, or school figures, refer to circular patterns which skaters trace on the ice to demonstrate skill in placing clean turns evenly on round circles. These circles are skated on one foot at a time. As a skater masters balance, control, flow, and edges they are able to achieve clean and accurate tracings.

     The goal of these workshops is to demonstrate the turns performed on two and three lobe circles that are the basic foundation of the Compulsory School Figures tests that previously required to be passed prior to taking the Free Skating tests to qualify skaters to enter competition events.
    
  • FTR 8.04 Third Figure Test (3)
The figures shall be skated in the order listed.

Figure No.
Foot Figure
10a
RFO — LFO Double Three
11a RFI — LFI Double Three
26a
RFOI — LBOI Change Three
26b LFOI — RBOI Change Three
28a
RFOI — LBOI Change Double Three
28b LBOI — RBIO Change Double Three
14a RFO — LFO Loop
14b RF1 — LF1 Loop

Maximum points: 48.0 Passing total: 25.6
Passing average: 3.2
(Approximate time for test: 35 minutes)

Judging panel required: Three low to higher rank figure judges.

Figures must be started from a standing position.

                                                Double Three



    Figure Number            

       11a

     


     

    


Description                   

RFI, LFI









 Test Number

  3rd




 


                                                          Change Three




    Figure Number 
          
26a

26b







   



   

  


Description

RFOI — LBOI

LFOI — RB0I







Test Number

3rd

3rd


    



Change Double Three





    Figure Number 
          
28a

28b
   



   

  


Description

RFOI — LRIO

LFOI — RFIO







Test Number

  3rd

 3rd

    


                                                          Loop




    Figure Number 
          
14a

15a







   



   

  


Description

RFO — LBO

LFI — RBI







Test Number

3rd

3rd


    



     Lesson plans are being developed that are designed to have video clips of the technical skills and performance levels of each element. It is our hope to gradually add these resources to the lesson plans as time and funding permits.

References:   


Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

  
School Figure Tests - Table of Contents
Pre Test Figures
1st Test Figures
2nd Test Figures
3rd Test Figures
4th Test Figures
5th Test Figures
6th Test Figures
7th Test Figures
8th Test Figures

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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.


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