San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Diagrams of FiguresThe diagrams are illustrative of the general concept and geometric layout by which the figures
should be skated.
The specific rules for the performance of figures are contained in the Skating Standards.
a. To begin a figure, the skater must stand on the flats of the blades slightly before the intersection
of the long and short axes of the figure.
b. The point of initial strike shall normally be on the long axis, it being recognized that only at a
short distance beyond the long axis will the full weight of the body be placed on the skate with
the distinct trace starting at this point.
c. The diagrams which follow illustrate the general appearance of the figures, the trace being
indicated ONLY from the point at which the weight has been fully placed on the skate.
The diagrams are organized in the following categories:
One Foot Eight
Change Double Threes
Paragraph Double Threes
PDF School Figures
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:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.