Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and STAR 6 – Repeated Jump Type
The program requirements for Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and STAR 6 state that only one jump type may be repeated. The jump types are Toe Loop, Salchow, Loop, Flip, Lutz and Axel. For example, a 1T, 2T, 3T and 4T are all part of the jump type Toe Loop.
The individual jumps (e.g. 1T or 2T) that form the repeated jump type must follow all other repetition requirements (repeated jump must be in combination and jump may be included no more than twice). Therefore, the repeated jump type may be included more than twice (see example three below) and still meet the requirements.
The following are examples that meet the requirements:
|Repeated Jump Type: Toe Loop
|Repeated Jump Type: Lutz
|Repeated Jump Type: Loop
In example three, the repeated jump type is Loop, the 2Lo is included no more than twice and the second 2Lo is in combination. This meets all jump requirements.
If two jump types are repeated, then the second repeated jump type will be invalidated. For example, a program cannot contain two 2S and two 2T.
The following are examples that do not meet the requirements as more than two repeated jump types:
|Two Repeated Jump Types: Flip and Toe
|Two Repeated Jump Types: Salchow and Toe
Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, STAR 5 and STAR 6 – Jump Sequences
Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, STAR 5 and STAR 6 may include a maximum of two jump combinations. Jump Sequences are not permitted in these categories. If a Jump Sequence is attempted only the first jump is counted and should be marked with +REP (e.g. 1Lz+1A*+REP). This must be done manually by the technical panel.
Jump Combination or Sequence
In Pair categories that require a jump combination or sequence, if one partner performs a jump combination and the other has an error after the first jump (fall, step out etc) the element should be called as first jump +COMBO/SEQ. This example has been added the Technical Requirements Guide and more details are included on page 18 of the ISU Technical Panel Handbook – Pair Skating.
Pre-Novice and Novice Pairs – Pair Spin
In Pre-Novice and Novice Pairs, teams may include a Pair Spin or a Pair Combination Spin. If a team attempts a Pair Combination Spin and doesn’t fulfill the definition (e.g. less than two revs in two different basic positions by either or less than three revs on both feet by one or both) the spin may be called as a Pair Spin if it meets its definition. For example, if a team performs a sit position for 3 revs then changes feet to a camel position for only 1.5 revs, this would be identified as a Pair Spin. The Technical Requirements Guide has been updated with this example.
Lift – Difficult Take-off
As published in the ISU Technical Handbook – Pair Skating, an inside axel take off is no longer a feature for junior and senior for the 5Ali or 5SLi. This also applies to Pre-Novice and Novice Pairs domestically.
Singles & Pairs
A spiral with a change of edge counts as two different movements and fulfills the requirements for the definition of a Choreographic Sequence.
Crossing the Long Axis in a Pattern Dance Element
As published in the ISU Handbook for Referees and Judges, if a couple crosses the Long Axis in a Pattern Dance Element, Judges should consider this under the GOE for “incorrect pattern, including crossing the long axis when not permitted” (1-2 Negative Features).
Open Creative Element – Lift
The creative element in the Open category must meet the basic requirements outlined in ISU Communication No 2501 for Junior Free Skating. All skaters must participate in a Lift (either Pair or Group Lift) to meet this requirement.
ISU Question and Answers
The ISU has published the following addition question and answer documents: