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Theater on Ice Events

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.

Basic Skating: Compulsory Event 1* Program length is 1 ½ mi. +/- 10 sec.
Skaters should demonstrate elements from the Basic Skills Program levels 1 through 4.
Elements from higher levels are not allowed.

Basic Skating: Compulsory Event 2* Program length is 1 ½ mi. +/- 10 sec.
Skaters should demonstrate elements from the Basic Skills Program levels 5 through 8.
Elements from higher levels are not allowed.

Basic Skating: Compulsory Event 3* Program length is 1 ½ mi. +/- 10 sec.
Skaters should demonstrate elements from the Basic Skills Free Skate 1 through 3.
Elements from higher levels are not allowed.

Basic Skating: Compulsory Event 3* Program length is 1 ½ mi. +/- 10 sec.
Skaters should demonstrate elements from the Basic Skills Free Skate 4 through 6.
Elements from higher levels are not allowed.

*For More information refer to PDF BasicSkills-TOI

       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
Basic Skills CE 1        1 ½ minutes plus or minus 10 seconds
Basic Skills CE 2        1 ½ minutes plus or minus 10 seconds
Basic Skills CE 3        1 ½ minutes plus or minus 10 seconds
Basic Skills CE 4
       1 ½ minutes plus or minus 10 seconds
Adult 6 minutes plus or minus 15 seconds

Recommended Reading:

PDF Theater On Ice Guidelines and Rules 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

PDF  Theater On Ice: From Basic Skills to Senior

PDF Theater On Ice Basic Skills   Basic Skills Theater on Ice competitions consist of the Choreographic Exercise. Theater on Ice events are held in Basic Skills and U.S. Figure Skating Open competitions. Most Basic Skills group classes are 30 min. long. This allows two teams to each each use ½ the ice surface until they set a program to music.

PDF Skate With U.S. Competition Manual

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
   
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:
  
          
    
Learn to Skate Program
   
Table of Contents - Basic Skills Bridge Program Handbook

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