Skating Workshops

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Pairs Competition Requirements


      Adult pair skating workshops provides beginners with an introduction to the edges and turns associated with recreational skating and form the basis to perform elements in adult pair tests and competitions.

      No previous experience in skating is necessary. The Adult Bridge Curriculum is designed as an introduction to group skating instruction for adults who have no or limited skating experience skating as a pair.

       Skaters will be divided by skill groups to accommodate skaters who have some previous pair experience.

       The concept is to build on a skater's basic ability to perform edges and turns by adding the concept of skating to different musical tempos when performing individual free skating elements and elements skated as a couple such as lifts, spirals, and spins.

      The curriculum listed is designed to help introduce the basic skating principles that introduces the disciplines of pair skating.

       Depending of the skill of some groups, skaters may only work on one principle for the entire allotted time during the session.

       Skaters will also be able to participate in off ice instruction to maximize the value of their on-ice time.

Pairs - 1
  • Hold and Position Basic hand-to-hand hold with a side-by-side position
  • Advanced forward stroking side-by-side, both directions
  • Advanced forward stroking side-by-side, both directions with a handhold
  • Advanced forward crossovers in a figure eight, both directions with a hand-to-hand hold
  • Bunny Hops side-by-side
Pairs - 2
  • Hold and Position: Basic Waltz hold and position
  • Advanced backward crossovers to back outside edge side-by-side, both directions
  • Advanced backward crossovers to back outside edge side-by-side, both directions with a handhold
  • Advanced backward crossover in a figure eight with a hand-to-hand hold both directions
  • Waltz jumps side-by-side from 2-3 crossovers
Pairs - 3
  • Hold and Position: Kilian and reverse Kilian hold and position
  • Continuous forward progressive Chasse
  • Spirals:
    • One skater forward and one skater backward hand-to-hand
    • Skaters in Kilian position
  • Circling Pair Spin
  • Two foot spin side-by-side
  • 1/2 Flip jumps side-by-side
Pairs - 4
  • Hold and Position: Open dance lift position with armpit grip
  • Five Step Mohawk sequence
  • Pull Spiral - Male on back outside edge (back outside pivot optional): Female in forward spiral outside or inside, one hand to one hand grip
  • Scratch spins (upright spin) side-by-side from backward crossovers, minimum of three revolutions
  • Toe Loops side-by-side
  • Waltz spin
  • Waltz lift
Pairs - 5
  • Hold and Position: Waist lift position one partner behind the other and lift position with hand-to-hand grip
  • Pull Spiral - Male on back outside edge (back outside pivot optional): Female in backward spiral outside or inside. One hand to one hand grip.
  • Back Scratch Spin side-by-side
  • Flip jumps side-by-side
  • Upright spin in Kilian position
  • Loop lift (Waist lift position one partner behind the other)
Pairs - 6
  • Pull Spiral - Male on back outside edge (back outside pivot optional); Female in backward outside spiral.  One hand to one hand grip.
  • Sit spins side-by-side from backward crossovers, minimum of three revolutions
  • Loop jumps side-by-side
  • Camel spin in Kilian position
  • Lutz lift
References:

Skating Programs, Seminars, and Workshops

Resources:

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:


PDF Judges Singles & Pairs Training Manual
         Figure Skating Pair Events
         Strategies for Pair Tests
PDF Single/Pair Elements Levels of Difficulty
PDF Pairs Free Skating
         Pair Test Requirements
         Pairs Competition Requirements
         Pair Test Level    
PDF
Pairs Events
         Pair Death Spirals
         Pair Lifts
         Pair Throws
         Pair Step Sequences

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