Alternating Backward Crossover
to Backward Outside Edges
The skater will perform alternating crossovers to backward outside
edges in consecutive half circle around the full perimeter of the arena.
Backward crossovers will be performed around both ends of the arena.
Introductory steps are optional.
- Free leg extensions should be low. The free leg should be a
extension of the line from the
hip to the toe of the skate.
- Transitions from one foot to another requires changing
both knees are bent.
- The skating knee should gradually straighten as the
free leg extends over the tracing.
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- Hands should be at waist level and shoulders level.
- An ability to hold a sustain edge should be observed
without wobbles or sub-curves.
- Head should not look down while maintaining balance over
foot; however, the eyes may look down.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing.
- The skater must demonstrate the ability to
transition from one foot to the opposite foot.
- The free leg extension should be equal on both legs.
- The extension is not a back spiral.
- The lobing down the length of the ice should be from the
barrier to the mid line of the rink with transitions on a long axis.
- The pattern should not cross the center of the rink.
- The power must be maintained throughout the full circuit of