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Theater on Ice

Team Size Varies According to Age and Skill Levels
    Teams of 8 – 30 skaters create a routine that includes a theme, emotion or story that is enhanced by music, costuming, props and choreography. Rules are outlined in the USFSA Theater on Ice 2009 Guidelines. No on-ice curtain will be used for this event.

Senior: 100% of the team must have passed the pre preliminary MITF test (or pre-Bronze adult MITF test) and 50% or more of the team members must have passed the intermediate MITF test. No age restrictions.

Junior: 100% of the team must have passed the pre-preliminary MITF test (or pre-bronze adult MITF test) and 50% or more of the team must have passed the juvenile MITF. No age restrictions.
Novice: 100% of the team must have passed the pre-preliminary MITF test (or pre-bronze adult MITF test) and not more than 50% of the team may have passed the juvenile moves in the field test. No age restrictions.

Adult: 100% of the team must have reached the age of 18 years as of July 1 that precedes the competition. In addition, 100% of the team must have passed at least one USFSA test (other than a basic skills badge). This may include an adult or standard MITF, individual dance test (passing the entire dance category not required), freestyle, or pairs.

       Program Times

Senior 6 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds
Junior 6 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds
Novice 5 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds
Juvenile 4 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds
Adult 6 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds

Recommended Reading:

PDF Theatre On Ice The initial and final events are judged separately. All levels will be judged on both programs for a combined score at the national and international competitions.

Theater On Ice Basic Skills

References:

Theater On Ice - Welcome to US Figure Skating  Theater On Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe, where it is known as Ballet on Ice.  TOI uses all aspects of skating, incorporating a theme, emotion and story, enhanced by music. etc.

PDF Theater on Ice Team Levels for the 2010-... Theater on Ice categories have been defined according to the level of moves

PDF BASIC SKILLS/THEATER ON ICE TEAM SKATING qualifying Theater on Ice skating competition or U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills competition.

Training Considerations

Summer Workshops

Choreography and Artistic Performances

Learn to Skate Program

   
Table of Contents - Basic Skills Bridge Program Handbook
   
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:

 

Choreography and Artistic Performances
Choreography - An Art or Science?
Role of Skating Technique in Choreography
Music's Role in Creating Skating Programs

Role of the Choreographer in Figure Skating
A Choreographer's Role & Duties
Choreography & Presentation
The Role of Choreography in Presentation
Event Required Elements
Choreographing Free Skating Programs
Choreographing Artistic Skating Programs
Differences in Artistic, Interpretive Events
Choreographing Showcase Events
Theater On Ice
Creating Dance Content
Skater Feedback
 
          
    
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