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Eighth 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 8.09 Eight Figure Test (8)
The figures shall be skated in the order listed.

Figure No.
Foot Figure
36a
RFO — LBI Paragraph Double Three
36b LFO — RBI Paragraph Double Three
37a
RBO — LBI Paragraph Double Three
37b LFO — RBI Paragraph Double Three
40a
RFO— LBO Paragraph Bracket
40b LFO — RBO Paragraph Bracket
41a RBO — LBI Paragraph Bracket
41b LBO — RBI Paragraph Bracket
38a RFO — LFI Paragraph Loop
38b LFO — RFI Paragraph Loop
39a
RBO — LBI Paragraph Loop
39b
LBO — RBI
Paragraph Loop

Maximum points: 72.0 Passing total: 54.0
Passing average: 4.5
(Approximate time for test: 50 minutes)

Judging panel required: Three gold figure judges.

Figures must be started from a standing position.
  • Eight Test Part A (8A)
Figure No.
Foot Figure
36a
RFO — LBI Paragraph Double Three
36b LFO — RBI Paragraph Double Three
37a
RBO — LBI Paragraph Double Three
37b LFO — RBI Paragraph Double Three
38a RFO — LFI Paragraph Loop
38b LFO — RFI Paragraph Loop
  • Eighth Test Part B (8B)
Figure No.
Foot Figure
40a
RFO— LBO Paragraph Bracket
40b LFO — RBO Paragraph Bracket
41a RBO — LBI Paragraph Bracket
41b LBO — RBI Paragraph Bracket
39a
RBO — LBI Paragraph Loop
39b
LBO — RBI
Paragraph Loop

Passing average: 4.5
Passing total for each part: 27.0

                                                          
                                                           Paragraph Double Three




    Figure Number            

    36a

    36b

    37a

    37b

     


     

    


Description                   

RFO — LFI

LFO — RFI

RBO — LBI

LBO — RBI



 Test Number

 8th

 8th

  8th
 
  8th


                                                          Paragraph Bracket




    Figure Number 
          
40a

40b

41a

41b







   



   
 


Description

RFO — LFI

LFO — RFI

RBO — LBI

LBO — RBI



Test Number

 8th

 8th

8th

8th
    



     
Paragraph Loop




    Figure Number 
          
38a

38b

39a

39b
   



   

  


Description

RFO — LFI

LFO — RFI

RBO — LBI

LBO — RBI



Test Number

  8th

 8th

   8th 

 8th


     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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