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Fourth 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 using one foot at a time, as a skater masters balance, control, flow and edge 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 8.05 Fourth Figure Test (4)
The figures shall be skated in the order listed.

Figure No.
Foot Figure
12a
RBO — LBO Double Three
13a RBI — LBI Double Three
27a
RFIO — LBIO Change Three
27b LFIO — RBIO Change Three
19a
RFI — LBO Bracket
19b LFI — RBO Bracket
16a RBO — LBO Loop
17b RB1 — LB1 Loop

Maximum points: 48.0 Passing total: 28.0
Passing average: 3.5
(Approximate time for test: 35 minutes)

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

Figures must be started from a standing position.

                                               
                                                         Double Three




    Figure Number            

    12a

    13a

     


     

    


Description                   

RBO, LBO

RBI, LBI







 Test Number

 4th

 4th


 


                                                          Change Three




    Figure Number 
          
27a

27b







   



   

  


Description

RFIO — LBIO

LFIO — RBI0







Test Number

4th

4th


    

 

          Bracket





    Figure Number 
          
19a

19b
   



   

  


Description

RFI — LBO

LFI — RBO







Test Number

  4th

 3rd

    


                                                          Loop




    Figure Number 
          
16a

17a







   



   

  


Description

RBO — LBO

LBI — RBI







Test Number

4th

4th


    



     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:



School Figures - Table of Contents
Skating of School Figures
Figure Workshop Lesson Plans
School Figure Diagrams
School Figure Centers
PDF  USFS Figure Rules and Regulations
          Basic Rules for Figures
          Standards for School Figures
          Judging School Figures

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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