The skater will perform a Right Forward Inside bracket-three-bracket,
change feet followed by a
Left Forward Outside bracket-three-bracket.
No more than four patterns are necessary per length of the arena.
The introductory steps are optional.
- Pushes should be from the entire blade. Toe pushes
are not acceptable.
- Free leg extensions should be a
natural line from the skater's head to the toe of the skate.
- Transitions from one foot to another requires changing
both knees are slightly bent.
- A long axis should be maintained.
- Upper body position must not bend at
the waist. Head should not look down.
- The skater must be able to maintain their balance over the
foot while transferring their weight to the new skating foot.
- Hands should be held out to the side at waist level.
- Skaters must be able to acquire and maintain power
from beginning to end without interruption.
- Weak posture is
- The pattern must demonstrate the skater's ability to cover
the full ice surface with power in both directions.
- The pattern must be skated with power utilizing the full
- Strong control of foot speed with precise rhythm is
expected with a slight break during transition steps.
- Inability to maintain an even cadence is an error.
- Turns should not be scraped.
- Double pattern to improve
balance – bracket-three-bracket- three-bracket-three;
- change feet –
bracket-three-bracket- three-bracket-three, etc.