Pairs Free Skating

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Spins Positions: There are three basic positions:
  • Camel (free leg backwards with the knee higher than the hip level
  • Sit (lower part of the buttocks not higher than the upper part of the knee of the skating leg, the upper part of the skating leg at least parallel to the ice),
  • Upright (any position with skating leg extended or almost extended, which is not a camel. Layback, Biellmann and similar variations are considered as upright spins
    An intermediate position is all positions that according to the above definitions are not camel, sit or upright.

    The minimum number of revolutions required in a position is two without interruption. In case this requirement is not fulfilled, the position is not counted. A spin that has no basic position will receive no level and no value.

    If one or both skaters fall when entering a spin, a simple spin or a spinning movement is allowed immediately after the fall (for purposes of filling time) and this spin/movement shall
not be counted as an extra element.

Solo spin combination and pair spin combination:
    In the pair spin combination there must be at least one change of foot of both partners preceded and followed by any spin position with at least three revolutions, not necessarily executed by both partners at the same time.

    In the solo spin combination, the change of foot is optional. If in the solo spin combination the spinning centers (before and after the change of foot) are too far apart and the criteria of “two spins” is fulfilled (there is a curve of exit after the first part and the curve of entry into the second part), only the part before the change of foot will be considered for levels features.

    A strong background in free skating, especially multi-revolution jumps is highly recommended for anyone wishing to skate competitive in qualifying pair events.

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