Special Olympic
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Special Olympian Skating Badges

    Refer to Special Olympics Figure Skating Sports Skills Program for detailed explanation of how to teach each item listed in the skating badge program.

    Skaters are urged to follow the warm-up stretching exercises on pages 18 and 19 and the warm-up strengthening and conditioning exercises on pages 20 and 21.

   
Emphasis is on balance, glide, and elements done well.

  • Badge 1, pages 26 - 29
    • Stand unassisted for 5 seconds
    • Fall and stand up unassisted
    • Knee dip standing still unassisted
    • March forward 10 steps assisted
  • Badge 2, pages 30 and 31
    • March forward 10 steps unassisted
    • Swizzles,  standing still (3 repetitions)
    • Backward wiggle or march assisted
    • 2-foot glide forward for a distance of at least length of body
  • Badge 3, pages 32 and 33
    • Backward wiggle or march
    • 5 forward swizzles covering at least 10 feet
    • Forward gliding dip covering at least length of body
  • Badge 4, pages 34 - 37
    • Backward 2-foot glide covering at least length of body
    • 2-foot jump in place
    • 1-foot snowplow stop (left or right)
    • Forward 1-foot glide covering at least length of body (left and right)
  • Badge 5, pages 38 - 41
    • Forward stroking across the rink
    • 5 backward swizzles covering at least 10 feet
    • Forward 2-foot curves left and right across rink
    • 2-foot turn front to back, on the spot
  • Badge 6, pages 42 - 44
    • Gliding forward to backward 2-foot turn
    • 5 consecutive forward 1-foot swizzles on circle (left and right)
    • Backward 1-foot glide length of body (left and right)
    • Forward pivot
  • Badge 7, pages 45 - 48
    • Backward stroking across the rink
    • Gliding backward to forward 2-foot turn
    • T-stop left or right
    • Forward 2-foot turn on a circle (left and right)
  • Badge 8, pages 49 - 52
    • 5 consecutive forward crossovers (left and right)
    • Forward outside edge (left and right)
    • 5 consecutive backward 1-foot swizzles on a circle (left and right)
    • 2-foot spin
  • Badge 9, pages 53 - 56
    • Forward outside 3-turn (left and right)
    • Forward inside edge (left and right)
    • Forward lunge or shoot the duck at any depth
    • Bunny hop
  • Badge 10, pages 56 - 60
    • Forward inside 3-turn (left and right)
    • 5 consecutive backward crossovers (left and right)
    • Hockey stop
    • Forward spiral 3 time length of body
  • Badge 11, pages 60 - 65
    • Consecutive forward outside edges (minimum 2 on each foot)
    • Consecutive forward inside edges (minimum 2 on each foot)
    • Forward inside mohawk (left and right)
    • Consecutive backward outside edges (minimum 2 on each foot)
    • Consecutive backward inside edges (minimum 2 on each foot)
  • Badge 12, pages 66 - 68
    • Waltz jump
    • 1-foot spin (minimum of 3 revolutions)
    • Forward crossover, inside mohawk, backward crossover, step forward (step sequence should be repeated clockwise and counterclockwise)
    • Combination of three moves chosen from badges 9-12
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