| Revised April 9, 2007
1 Foot Twist- 1 foot twisting forward to backward to forward etc. on a straight line with either FI
bracket-like front turns and BO3-like back turns or FO bracket-like front turns and BI3-like
3 Turn Power Step- in a straight line, executed with power *see diagram below
3+3- F or B crosscuts on a figure 8 pattern: 3 times around one circle then 3 times around the other circle.
5 Patterns- 1. FO cross rolls 2.FI slip steps 3.BO cross rolls 4. BO slip steps 5. BI slip steps *see the
Junior Glossary for more details
B Brackets- on a circle. Turn on the back of the blade, hold for at least 2 Mississippi (count 1 Mississippi,
2 Mississippi) in and out
B brackets with speed- strong edges held for at least 3 Mississippis (count 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi,
3 Mississippi) before and after
B Edges- Full curves, move free foot, head and arms, good edge control
BI3- F Bracket- focus is on the correct movement back and forth on the blade *see diagram below
Bend, Stretch and Twist- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore bending, stretching and
twisting of all body parts and full body.
Body Parts- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore the movement of various body parts
Chaine Turns- sequential hops on the toe with ½ a turn rotation each
O-I COE Spirals- forward outside, change to forward inside spirals on large curves. Free leg may pass
through to change edges
Competition Stroking- stroking used in competition warm-up
Crosscuts to music: a variety of tempos- adagio, andante, allegro. Skate in time to the music
F and B Catch- a glide in a spiral-like position with either hand holding the free blade up above hip level
F Brackets with Speed- strong edges held for at least 3 Mississippis (count 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi,
3 Mississippi) before and after
F COE- full curves with good edge control
F Edges- full curves, move free foot, good edge control
F or B 3 Turns- crosscuts into turn, hold indefinitely in and out of the turn
F or B Lunge- boot on the ice, glide and get up on 1 foot
I Power 3s- in a straight line. FI3, cross behind, cross in front, BI Choctaw, repeat. *see diagram below
Invitational or Club Competition- participation
Level- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore movement in high, medium and low space.
Mohawk Power Step- in a straight line, executed with power *see diagram below
Mohawk/3 Turn Patterns (4 in a circular pattern)- 1. Waltz 3s 2. FI3-cross-BI Mohawk 3. BI3-cross-FI
Mohawk 4. BO3-FI Mohawk All exercises should be executed with speed and
control *see diagram below
Mohawk-Ballet Jump- FI mohawk, ballet jump, repeat in alternating directions
O Choctaw Stroking- figure 8 pattern with FO and BO choctaws to change circles. Good control and
clean edges should be evident throughout.
O3- Mazurka- FO3, mazurka, repeat in alternating directions
Circular and Straight Pathways- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore movement in
curved and straight pathways both on the ice and in space
Perimeter stroking- straight strokes down the side with crosscuts across the ends
Preliminary Free Skate Test- know and be able to execute the elements included in the Preliminary Free
Preliminary Skills Test- know and be able to execute the elements included in the Preliminary Skills test.
Russian Stroking- in a straight line, executed with power *see the Junior Glossary for more details
Shapes- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore a variety of body shapes
Simple Use of Music- skaters should be able to count ¾ and 4/4 music and skate in time to the music.
Smooth & Sharp- a component of Creative Movement. Skaters explore movement with smooth force and
Solo- skaters will have their own solo