Figure Skating Elements

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Critique Sheets
    It is very important that skaters and parents recieve regular feedback about the progress that is occuring. The following sheets are based upon the PSA Manuals and the current USFS Rulebook.

   The concept is to use a standardized form that coaches and judges can use to provide a baseline performance compared to minimum testing standards. Focus points used to evaluate the elements will assist skaters in understanding areas that need to be strengthen.
  • Free Skating
    • Jumps
      • Edge
        • Bunny Hop
        • Waltz
        • Salchow
        • Loop
        • Axel
      • Tap Assist
        • Toe Loop
        • Flip
        • Lutz
    • Spins
      • Upright
        • Layback
      • Cross Foot
      • Camel
      • Sit
      • Change Positions (Combination)
      • Change Foot
      • Flying Entry
    • Footwork
    • Connecting Steps and Transitions
  • Free Dance
    • Lifts
    • Spins
  • Theater On Ice

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A web site for figure skaters of all ages involved in
Basic Skating Skills and USFS Figure Skating programs

The information on this site is provided to support skater's efforts to
achieve their full potential in the pursuit of his/her skating goals, and to transfer
those skills to their future education, career, and other life activities.

     Information is an important tool that provides a basis for the articles being developed. The goal is to help facilitate communications between judges and coaches that provides the technical descriptions  coaches use in their teaching and for judges the basis they use to arrive at the minimum standard for passing each level of tests.

   Comments and suggestions are welcomed so a balance of different perspectives can be achieved. Input from coaches and judges will help to achieve a consensus. We hope our efforts will result in skaters who are well prepared to test and receive a uniform evaluation by judges from rink to rink.

San Diego Figure Skating Communications (SDFSC) goal is to provide information
that encourages participation and achievement in the sport of figure skating.

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