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Free skate levels are for skaters who have completed the basic skills classes. Skaters can advance to the next level upon receiving an approved evaluation sheet. Download the Learn to Skate USA Free Skate Curriculum.

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Skating Skills:

  • Forward inside open mohawk from a standstill position (R to L and L to R)
  • Backward crossovers to a backward outside edge glides (landing position), clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Backward outside edge to a forward outside edge transition, clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Two forward crossovers into a forward inside mohawk, step down and cross behind, step into one backward crossover and step to a forward inside edge, clockwise and counterclockwise

Spins:

  • One-foot upright spin, optional entry and free-foot position (minimum three revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Mazurka (R and L)
  • Waltz jump

Bonus Skill:

  • Backward inside pivots, clockwise and counterclockwise

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Skating Skills:

  • Forward power stroking, clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Basic forward outside and forward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
  • Backward outside three-turns (R and L)

Spin:

  • Upright spin, entry from back crossovers (min. four to six revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Half flip
  • Toe loop

Bonus Skill:

  • Waltz jump-side toe hop-waltz jump sequence, or waltz jumpballet jump-toe loop sequence

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Skating Skills:

  • Alternating forward outside and inside spirals on a continuous axis (two sets)
  • Basic backward outside and backward inside consecutive edges (four to six consecutive edges)
  • Backward inside three-turns (R and L)

Spin:

  • Beginning back spin (up to two revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Half Lutz
  • Salchow

Bonus Skill:

  • Variation of a forward spiral, skater’s choice

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Skating Skills:

  • Alternating backward crossovers to back outside edges – Four sets
  • Alternating mohawk/crossover sequence (R to L and L to R)
  • Waltz three-turns (forward outside three turn, backward outside edge glide), clockwise and counterclockwise

Spin:

  • Advanced back spin with free foot in crossed leg position (min. three revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Loop jump
  • Waltz jump-toe loop or Salchow-toe loop combination

Bonus Skill:

  • Toe step sequence, skater’s choice, using a variety of toe steps

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Skating Skills:

  • Forward power three-turns (R and L),3 sets each
  • Waltz eight, clockwise and counterclockwise

Spins:

  • Forward upright spin to backward upright spin (3 revs., each foot)
  • Sit spin (minimum three revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Half loop
  • Flip

Bonus Skill:

  • Split jump, stag jump or split falling leaf

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Skating Skills:

  • Backward outside three-turn, mohawk (backward power three-turns), clockwise and counterclockwise
  • Five-step mohawk sequence, clockwise and counterclockwise

Spins:

  • Camel spin (minimum three revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Waltz jump-loop jump combination
  • Lutz jump

Bonus Skill:

  • Loop-loop combination

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Skating Skills:

  • Forward power pulls (R and L)
  • Creative step sequence, skater’s choice, using a variety of three-turns, mohawks and toe steps

Spins:

  • Camel-sit spin combination (minimum two revolutions each position)
  • Layback or attitude spin or cross-foot spin (three revolutions)

Jumps:

  • Waltz jump-half loop-Salchow jump sequence
  • Axel

Bonus Skill:

  • Backward outside pivot, entry optional

 

 

 


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