Juvenile Pair Non-Overhead Lift

Following input from Skate Canada Pair coaches, a lift has been re-introduced to the Juvenile Pair Free Program. With consideration given to safety and developmental progressions, this lift may be any of the following Groups:

  • Group 1: Armpit Hold position (base value: 1.0)
  • Group 2: Waist Hold position (base value 1.1)

New option:

  • Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead (base value 1.0)

Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lift (JLi)

The hold position in a Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lift (JLi) may include any Group 3 or 4 hold. The Man’s hand(s) must be at his chest or higher. If the Man’s hand(s) do not reach and are not sustained for 1 revolution at his chest or higher, the lift will be considered as a dance lift and will not be called by the Technical Panel.

During the Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lift, the Man must not have either elbow fully extended above his head at any point during the lift. Any Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lift where one or both of the Man’s elbows are deemed to be fully extended above his head at any point during the lift will receive No Value.

Partners may give each other assistance only through:

  • hand-to-hand
  • hand-to-arm
  • hand-to-body
  • hand to upper part of the leg (above the knee) grips

All Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lifts will be called a Maximum Level base.

Changes of hold during the lift are not permitted.

Changes of the Lady’s position during the lift are not permitted.

If changes of hold, or changes of the Lady’s position occur and there is 1 revolution before and after the change, this lift will receive No Value.

Examples of Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lifts might include, but are not limited to, Half Press Lift or Half Star Lift.

Please consult the video link below for examples of Group Juvenile: Non-Overhead Juvenile Lifts as well as examples of Group 1 and Group 2 lifts.