Saturday, January 12, 2013

Breaking Down the Elements: Junior Ladies Free Skate

For 2012-2013, Junior Ladies have 3 minutes and 30 seconds to complete elements in three categories in their free skate.  The only difference from the previous season is that the pattern of the step sequence is not fixed.

  • Maximum 7 jumping passes in the program
  • 1 must be an Axel-type jump
  • Maximum of 3 combinations or sequences
  • Combinations are limited to 2 jumps, but one 3-jump combination is permitted. 
  • Number of jumps in a sequence is not limited
  • 2 triples or quads may be repeated, but must be in combination or sequence
  • 2 double Axel maximum as a solo jump or in a combination or sequence
  • There are a maximum of 3 spins
  • 1 must have a flying entry
  • 1 must be a spin combination with or without a change of foot
  • 1 spin with only 1 position
  • Minimum 6 revolutions, 10 for the combination spin, minimum 2 revolutions in each position
  • All spins may change feet and start with a fly
  • Spins must be of a different nature
Step Sequences
  • One Leveled Step Sequence
  • Fully utilizing the ice surface

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