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Fifth 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 8.06 Fifth Figure Test (5)
The figures shall be skated in the order listed.

Figure No.
Foot Figure
24a
RFOI — LFIO One Foot Eight
24b LFOI — RFIO One Foot Eight
18a
RFO — LBI Bracket
18b LFO — RBO Bracket
29a
RBO1 — LB1O Change Double Three
29b LBO1 — RB1O Change Double Three
30a RFO1 — LF1O Change Loop
30b LFO1 — RF1O Change Loop

Maximum points: 48.0 Passing total: 29.6
Passing average: 3.7
(Approximate time for test: 40 minutes)

Judging panel required: Three Intermediate appointed prior to October 1992, or three high or higher rank figure judges.

Figures must be started from a standing position.
  • Fifth Test Part A (5A)
Figure No.
Foot Figure
24a
RFOI — LFIO One Foot Eight
24b LFOI — RFIO One Foot Eight
29a
RBO1 — LB1O Change Double Three
29b LBO1 — RB1O Change Double Three
  • Fifth Test Part B (5B)
Figure No.
Foot Figure
18a
RFO— LBI Bracket
18b LFO— RBO Bracket
30a RFO1 — LF1O Change Loop
30b LFO1 — RF1O Change Loop

Passing average: 3.7
Passing total for each part: 14.8

                                                         One Foot Eight


    Figure Number            

    24a

    24b

     


     

    


Description                   

RBOI, LBIO

LBOI, RBIO







 Test Number

 5th

 5th


 


                                                          Bracket




    Figure Number 
          
18a

18b







   



   

  


Description

RFO — LBI

LFO — RBI







Test Number

5th

5th


    



  Change Double Three





    Figure Number 
          
29a

29b
   



   

  


Description

RBOI — LBIO

LBOI — RBIO







Test Number

  5th

 5th

    


                                                          Change Loop




    Figure Number 
          
30a

30b







   



   

  


Description

RFOI — LFIO

LFOI — RFIO







Test Number

5th

5th


    


     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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