ISI Testing Requirements

The list below includes the current required maneuvers for all Tot, Pre-Alpha–Delta, Freestyle, Couples, Pairs, Ice Dance, Free Dance, Solo Free Dance, International Dances, Figure and Special Skater tests. Details for each maneuver below can be found in the current edition of the ISI Handbook.

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TOT 1

  • Proper Way to Fall
  • Proper Way to Get Up
  • Marching in Standing Position
  • Marching While Moving
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TOT 2

  • Two-Foot Jump in Place
  • Forward Swizzle Standing Still
  • Single Swizzle
  • Beginning Two-Foot Glide
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TOT 3

  • Push and Glide Stroking
  • Preparation for Snowplow Stop
  • Dip
  • Forward Swizzle
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TOT 4

  • T-Position and Push (Right And Left)
  • Backward Swizzle
  • Two-Foot or One-Foot Snowplow Stop
  • Backward Wiggle

Pre-Alpha

  • Two-Foot Glide
  • One-Foot Glide (Right & Left)
  • Forward Swizzle
  • Backward Wiggle
  • Backward Swizzle
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Alpha

  • Forward Stroking (6)
  • Forward Crossovers – Right
  • Foot over Left (5)
  • Forward Crossovers – Left Foot over Right (5)
  • One-Foot Snowplow Stop
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Beta

  • Backward Stroking (6)
  • Backward Crossovers – Right Foot over Left (5)
  • Backward Crossovers – Left Foot over Right (5)
  • T-Stop – Right Foot Outside Edge
  • T-Stop – Left Foot Outside Edge
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Gamma

  • Right Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Left Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Right Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
  • left Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
  • Hockey Stop
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Delta

  • Right Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Left Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
  • Forward Edges – Forward Outside Edges and Forward Inside Edges
  • Shoot-the- Duck or Lunge (choice of one)
  • Bunny Hop
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Freestyle 1

  • Forward Inside Pivot
  • Two-Foot Spin
  • Forward Arabesque
  • Backward Edges – Backward Outside Edges and Backward Inside Edges
  • One-Half Flip
  • Waltz Jump
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Freestyle 2

  • Ballet Jump
  • Jump Sequence: Waltz jump / Tap-toe jump / 3-turn or Mohawk turn / One-Half Flip jump
  • One-Half Lutz
  • One-Foot Spin
  • Two Forward Arabesques (On either foot – and on either outside or inside edge)
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 3

  • Backward Outside or Backward Inside Pivot
  • Salchow Jump
  • Change Foot Spin
  • Backward Arabesque
  • Toe Loop Jump or Toe Walley Jump (Choice of One)
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 4

  • Flip Jump
  • Loop Jump
  • Sit Spin
  • One-Half Loop Jump
  • Two Backward Arabesques (One each on the Right and Left foot)
  • Backward Outside and Backward Inside Three Turns / Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 5

  • Lutz Jump
  • Axel Jump
  • Camel Spin
  • Camel-Sit-Upright Spin
  • Fast Back Scratch Spin
  • Left Forward Outside Closed Swing Choctaw, Left Forward Inside Open Choctaw
  • Left Forward Outside Bracket, Right Forward Inside Bracket
  • Right Forward Inside Twizzle, Right Back Outside Twizzle / Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 6

  • Split Jump
  • Split Falling Leaf Jump
  • Jump Sequence – Axel / One-Half Loop / Flip Jump
  • Double Salchow Jump
  • Cross Foot, Layback, or Sit
  • Change Sit Spin (choice of one) Spin Combination with change of foot and position
  • Right Forward Outside Rocker, Left Backward Inside Counter, Right Back Inside Loop, Back Inside Loop / Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 7

  • Double Toe Loop or Double Toe Walley Jump
  • Two Walley jumps in a Row
  • Combination Spin with Change of Foot and Position Flying Camel Spin
  • Jump Sequence – One-Foot Axel/ One-Quarter Flip/ Axel
  • Jump in Opposite Direction (Choice of one – Flip / Loop / Lutz)
  • Right Forward Inside Counter; Left Forward Inside Counter; Left Back Inside Rocker, Right Back Outside Double Twizzle,
  • Left Forward Inside 1 1/2 Twizzle / Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 8

  • Double Loop Jump
  • Double Flip Jump
  • Split Lutz Jump
  • Flying Sit Spin or Axel Sit Spin (Choice of one)
  • Jump Sequence – One and One-Quarter Flip / One and One-Quarter Flip / Double Salchow
  • Camel-Jump-Camel Spin
  • Left Backward Inside Bracket, Left Forward Outside 1 1/2 Twizzle, Right Forward Outside 1 1/2 Twizzle, Left Forward Outside Loop / Dance Step Sequence
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Freestyle 9

  • Opposite Spin
  • Double Lutz Jump
  • Axel / Double Loop Jump Combination
  • Axel in Opposite Direction or Double Axel Jump
  • Jump Combination – Rocker or Counter Jump / Double Toe Assisted Jump / Double Loop
  • Flying Camel into a Jump Sit Spin
  • Dance Step Sequence – Straight Line Pattern
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Freestyle 10

  • Double Axel / Double Toe Loop Jump Combination
  • Triple Edge Jump (skater’s choice)
  • Death Drop
  • Four Alternating Axels in a Row or Triple Toe Assist Jump
  • Double Jump to the Right and Double Jump to the Left (not in sequence) or Triple Toe Assisted Jump/ Double Loop Jump Combination
  • Three Arabian Cartwheels or Butterfly Jumps in a Row (Choice of one) Creative Dance Step Sequence
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Bronze Freestyle Test

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different spins or spin combinations from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different arabesques – can be forward and/or backward on different feet and/or different edges. (Cannot be two backward arabesques on different feet.)
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 2 or Freestyle 3 dance step sequence or at least 10 steps of the skater’s own design.
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Silver Freestyle Test

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two different spins from Freestyle 4-5 levels
  • Two backward arabesques – must be on different feet
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 4 or Freestyle 5 dance step sequence or at least 16 steps of the skater’s own design and pattern
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Gold Freestyle Test

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 6-7 levels
  • One additional jump combination with the first jump from Freestyle 6-7 levels
  • Two different spins from Freestyle 6-7 levels
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 6 or Freestyle 7 dance step sequence or a straight line or serpentine pattern footwork sequence covering the length of the ice of the skater’s own design
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Platinum Freestyle Test

  • Any two different jumps or jump sequence from Freestyle 8-10 levels
  • Two different jump combinations with at least one double jump (not the same one) in each combination from Freestyle 8-10 levels
  • Two different spins from the Freestyle 8-10 levels
  • One spin combination with at least three different positions and one change of foot
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 8 or 9 dance step sequence or a footwork sequence covering the length of the ice of the skater’s own design and pattern
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Couple 1

  • One-Half Flip Jumps (Side by Side)
  • Swing Rolls – (1 Backward / 1 Forward)
  • Lunge or Shoot the Duck- Holding Shoulders
  • Forward Pivots (Side by Side)
  • Two-Foot Spins (Side by Side)
  • 3 Bunny Hops (Side by Side)
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Couple 2

  • Forward Crossovers – Holding Shoulders
  • Arabesques (Side by Side)
  • One-Half Lutz Jumps (Side by Side)
  • One-Foot Spins (Side by Side)
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Couple 3

  • 3 Waltz Jumps (Side by Side)
  • Salchow Jumps (Side by Side)
  • Change Foot Spins (Side by Side)
  • Arabesque – In Sequence
  • Toe Loop or Toe Walley Jumps (Side by Side – Choice of one)
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Couple 4

  • Loop Jumps (Side by Side)
  • Waltz Lift
  • Flip Jumps (Side by Side)
  • Waltz Spin
  • Forward Undercut Spiral (Jerkins) or Back Arabesques (Side by Side – Choice of one)
  • Backward Outside and Backward Inside Three Turns / Dance Step Sequence
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Couple 5

  • Axel Lift or Pull Waltz Jumps (Choice of one)
  • Flip-Loop Combination or Loop Lift (Choice of one)
  • Sit Spins (Side by Side)
  • Pivot Spiral
  • Cross-Arm Lift
  • Left Forward Outside Open Swing Choctaw; Left Forward Inside Open Choctaw; Left Forward Outside Bracket; Right Forward Inside Bracket / Dance Step Sequence (Shadow)
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Couple 6

  • Lutz Jumps
  • Axel Jumps
  • Camel Spins
  • Camel-Sit-Upright Spins
  • Fast Back Scratch Spins
  • Dance Step Sequence (Mirrored)
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Couple 7

  • Split Jumps
  • Split Falling Leaf Jumps
  • Jump Sequence – Axels / One- Half Loop / Flip Jump
  • Double Salchows
  • Cross foot, Layback, Sit-Change-Sit Spin (Choice of one)
  • Spin Combination with Change of Foot and Position
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Couple 8

  • Double Toe Loops or Double Toe Walley jumps
  • Two Walley Jumps in a row
  • Flying Camel Spins
  • Jump Sequence – One-Foot Axel / One-Quarter Flip / Axels
  • Jump in the Opposite Direction
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Couple 9

  • Double Loop Jumps
  • Split Lutz Jumps
  • Flying Sit Spin or Open Axel Sit Spin (Flying Backsit) (Choice of one)
  • Jump Sequence: One and One-Quarter Flip / One and One-Quarter Flip / Double Salchow
  • Camel Jump Camel Spin
  • Circular Dance Step Sequence
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Couple 10

  • Jump Sequence – One-Quarter Flip / Flip / Double Flip
  • Double Lutz Jumps
  • Double Axel Jumps
  • Axels in Sequence
  • Jump Combination – Rocker or Counter Jump / Double Toe Assisted Jump / Double Loop
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Pair 1

  • Forward Crossovers
  • One-Half Flip Jumps
  • Circling Spin
  • Two-Foot Spins
  • Arabesques
  • Cross Arm Lift
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Pair 2

  • Backward Cutbacks
  • Salchow Jumps
  • Kilian Spin
  • One-Foot Spins
  • Forward Undercut Spiral
  • Waltz Lift
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Pair 3

  • Lutz Lift
  • Toe Loop Jumps
  • Flip Jumps
  • Waltz Spin
  • Sit Spins
  • Pivot and Forward Inside Spiral
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Pair 4

  • Lutz Jumps
  • One Walley Jump
  • Change-Foot Pair Spin
  • Back Scratch Spins
  • Pivot and Backward Outside Spiral
  • Waist Loop Lift
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Pair 5

  • Double Lutz Lift
  • Axel Jumps
  • Lunge Spin (Closed Low Spin)
  • Camel Spins
  • Forward Inside Death Spiral
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Pair 6

  • Single Twist Lift
  • Double Salchow or Double Toe Loop Jumps(Choice of One)
  • Pair Camel Spin
  • Flying Camel Spins
  • Throw Single Salchow
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Pair 7

  • Throw Axel
  • Double Loop Jumps
  • Open or Foxtrot Camel Spins
  • Axel Lift
  • Back Outside Death Spiral
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Pair 8

  • One-Arm Hip Axel (Star Lift)
  • Double Flip Jumps
  • Pair Sit Spins
  • Sit Change Spins
  • Back Inside Death Spiral (Protopopov Death Spiral)
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Pair 9

  • Choice of Table Top (Platter) Lift or Press Lift 
  • Double Lutz Jumps
  • Catch Waist Camel Spin
  • Flying Combonation Spin
  • Split Double Twist Lift
  • Serpentine Dance Step Sequence – Creative
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Pair 10

  • Double Axel or Triple Jump(Choice of One)
  • Layback Camel Spin
  • Combination Pair Spin
  • Any Throw Double Jumpl
  • Serpentine Dance Step Sequence – Creative
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Ice Dance 1

  • Chasse Sequence
  • Progressive Sequence
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Ice Dance 2

  • Swing Rolls
  • Dutch Waltz
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Ice Dance 3

  • Canasta Tango
  • Rhythm Blues
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Ice Dance 4

  • Swing Dance
  • Cha Cha
  • Fiesta Tango
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Ice Dance 5

  • Willow Waltz
  • Hickory Hoedown
  • Ten Fox
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Ice Dance 6

  • Fourteen Step
  • Foxtrot
  • European Waltz
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Ice Dance 7

  • Rocker Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • American Waltz
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Ice Dance 8

  • Blues
  • Killian
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Ice Dance 9

  • Paso Doble
  • Quickstep
  • Starlight Waltz
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Ice Dance 10

  • Westminster Waltz
  • Argentine Tango
  • Viennese Waltz
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Free Dance 1

  • Any Circling Spin
  • Lunge
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Free Dance 2

  • Circling Spin
  • Forward Arabesque
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Free Dance 3

  • Killian Spin
  • Choice of One – Arabesque or Waltz Lift
  • Backward Cutbacks
  • Dance Step Sequence
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Free Dance 4

  • Dance Spin
  • Dance Lift
  • Dance Step Sequence
  • The Hickory Hoedown end pattern
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Free Dance 5

  • Dance Spin
  • Two Different Dance Lifts
  • Dance Step Sequence
  • Series of Alternating Drop 3-Turns
  • Series of at least 8 steps
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Free Dance 6

  • Dance Spin
  • Two Different Dance Lifts
  • 1-foot Twizzles (Side by Side)
  • Serpentine Dance Step Sequence
  • Series of at least 8 steps
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Free Dance 7

  • Dance Spin
  • Four Dance Lifts
  • Serpentine Dance Step Sequence
  • Two Revolution Turns
  • Series of at least 8 steps
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Free Dance 8

  • Dance Spin
  • Circular Dance Step Sequence
  • Five Dance Lifts
  • Series of at least 8 steps
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Free Dance 9

  • Dance Spin
  • Six Dance Lifts
  • Dance Step Sequence
  • Series of at least 8 steps form two of the following dances: Killian, Blues, or Starlight Waltz
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Free Dance 10

  • Dance Spin
  • Dance Lift Combination
  • Dance Step Sequence
  • Series of at least 8 steps from two of the following dances: Westminster Waltz, Argentine Tango, or Viennese Waltz
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Bronze Solo Free Dance

  • Edge Elements - 1 or 2 different short edge elements
  • Spin - 1 dance spin
  • Step Sequence - circular, midline or diagonal
  • Twizzle - 1 twizzle
  • Stop - 1 full stop to express character of music
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Silver Solo Free Dance

  • Edge Elements - 1 or 2 short edge elements
  • Spin - 1 dance spin (spin or spin combination)
  • Step Sequence - circular, midline or diagonal
  • Twizzle Series - 1 twizzle series/minimum 1 revolution
  • Stop -  1 full stop to express character of music
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Gold Solo Free Dance

  • Edge Elements - 1 long and 1 short edge element
  • Spin - 1 dance spin or spin combination
  • Step Sequence - circular, midline, diagonal, serpentine
  • Twizzle Series - 1 twizzle series/minimum 2 revolutions
  • Stop - 1 full stop to character of the music
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Platinum Solo Free Dance

  • Edge Elements - 1 long edge element
  • Spin - 1 dance spin (or spin combination)
  • Step Sequence - 2 / straight line and curved 
  • Twizzle Series - 2 different twizzle series/2 revolutions on each twizzle
  • Stop - 2 full stops to express character of the music 
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Diamond Solo Free Dance

  • Edge Elements - 2 different long edge elements
  • Spin - 1 or 2 dance spins 
  • Step Sequence - 2 sequences/straight line and curved 
  • Twizzle Series - 2 different twizzle series/2 revolutions on each twizzle 
  • Stop - 2 full stops to express character of the music 
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INTERNATIONAL DANCES

  • The Silver Samba
  • The Rhumba
  • The Cha Cha Congelado
  • The Midnight Blues
  • The Austrian Waltz
  • The Tango Romantica
  • The Yankee Polka
  • The Ravensburger Waltz
  • The Golden Waltz

Figure 1

  • Forward Outside Eight
  • Forward Inside Eight
  • Forward Outside Waltz Eight
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Figure 2

  • Backward Outside Eight
  • Right Forward Outside Inside Serpentine
  • Left Forward Outside Inside Serpentine
  • Forward Outside Three to Center
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Figure 3

  • Backward Inside Eight
  • Right Forward Outside Three
  • Left Forward Outside Three
  • Right Forward Inside Three
  • Left Forward Inside Three
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Figure 4

  • Right Backward Outside Inside Serpentine
  • Left Backward Outside Inside Serpentine
  • Forward Outside Double Three
  • Forward Inside Double Three
  • Forward Outside Loop
  • Forward Inside Loop
  • Right Forward Outside Change Three
  • Left Forward Outside Change Three
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Figure 5

  • Right Forward Outside Change Double Three
  • Left Forward Outside Change Double Three
  • Backward Outside Double Three
  • Backward Inside Double Three
  • Backward Outside Loop
  • Backward Inside Loop
  • Right Forward Inside Change Three
  • Left Forward Inside Change Three
  • Right Forward Inside Bracket
  • Left Forward Inside Bracket
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Figure 6

  • Right Forward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Left Forward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Right Forward Outside Bracket
  • Left Forward Outside Bracket
  • Right Backward Outside Change Double Three
  • Left Backward Outside Change Double Three
  • Right Forward Outside Change Loop
  • Left Forward Outside Change Loop
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Figure 7

  • Right Forward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Left Forward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Right Forward Outside Bracket
  • Left Forward Outside Bracket
  • Right Backward Outside Change Double Three
  • Left Backward Outside Change Double Three
  • Right Forward Outside Change Loop
  • Left Forward Outside Change Loop
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Figure 8

  • Right Backward Outside Change Loop
  • Left Backward Outside Change Loop
  • Right Backward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Left Backward Outside One-Foot Eight
  • Right Backward Outside Paragraph Three
  • Left Backward Outside Paragraph Three
  • Right Forward Outside Rocker
  • Left Forward Outside Rocker
  • Right Forward Inside Rocker
  • Left Forward Inside Rocker
  • Right Forward Outside Paragraph Double Three
  • Left Forward Outside Paragraph Double Three
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Figure 9

  • Right Backward Outside Paragraph Double Three
  • Left Backward Outside Paragraph Double Three
  • Right Forward Outside Paragraph Loop
  • Left Forward Outside Paragraph Loop
  • Right Backward Outside Paragraph Loop
  • Left Backward Outside Paragraph Loop
  • Right Forward Outside Paragraph Bracket
  • Left Forward Outside Paragraph Bracket
  • Right Backward Outside Paragraph Bracket
  • Left Backward Outside Paragraph Bracket
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Figure 10

  • Right Forward Outside Rocker Double Three
  • Left Forward Outside Rocker Double Three
  • Right Forward Outside Paragraph Bracket Loop
  • Left Forward Outside Paragraph Bracket Loop
  • Right Forward Outside Inside Loop to the Outside
  • Left Forward Outside Inside Loop to the Outside
  • The Flower 
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Special Skater 1

  • Proper Way to Fall and Get Up
  • Marching in Place
  • Dip Standing Still
  • Preparation for Snowplow Stop
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Special Skater 2

  • Marching While Moving
  • Forward Swizzle Standing Still
  • Two-Foot Glide
  • Teapot (Dip)
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Special Skater 3

  • Scooter Pushes (Left or Right)
  • One-Foot Glides (Left or Right)
  • Forward Swizzles
  • Backward Swizzles or Wiggles
  • Two-Foot Snowplow Stop
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Special Skater 4

  • T-Position and Push
  • Introduction to Forward Stroking
  • One-Foot Swizzles (Left or Right)
  • Forward Crossovers Standing Still (Right Over Left or Left Over Right)
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Special Skater 5

  • Forward Stroking
  • Forward Crossovers-Right over Left
  • Forward Crossovers-Left over Right
  • One-Foot Snowplow Stop
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Special Skater 6

  • Two-Foot Turn Forward to Backward
  • One-Foot Backward Swizzles- Left or Right
  • One-Foot Glides on Curve - RFO, LFO, RFI, LFI
  • Intro to Backward Stroking
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Special Skater 7

  • Backward Stroking
  • Backward Crossovers Right and Left
  • Backward Crossovers Right and Left
  • T-Stop Right or Left Foot
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Special Skater 8

  • Right Forward Inside Mohawk
  • Left Forward Inside Mohawk
  • RBO, LBO Edge on a Curve
  • RBI, LBI Edge on a curve
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Special Skater 9

  • Forward Inside Mohawk sequence
  • Right Forward Outside 3-turn
  • Left Forward Outside 3-turn
  • Hockey Stop
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Special Skater 10

  • Right Forward Inside 3-turn
  • Left Forward Inside 3-turn
  • Forward Outside edges
  • Forward Inside edges
  • Bunny Hop
  • Lunge or Shoot the Duck (choice of one)
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Hockey Skating 1

  • Stationary Ready Position
  • Glide in Ready Position
  • Forward Swizzle
  • One Foot Glides
  • One Foot Inside Edge Glide Around Cone

Agility/ Balance:

  • Two Foot Moving Jump
  • Two Foot Stationary Jump
  • Forward Squats
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Hockey Skating 2

  • Circle Side Pumps
  • Control Stop
  • Control Turn

Agility/ Balance: Two Foot Inside/ Outside Edges

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Hockey Skating 3

  • Straight Line One Foot Pushes
  • Forward Stride- Rhythm Skating
  • Forward Crossovers-Around Circle
  • Backward Swizzle

Agility/ Balance:

  • Forward Two Knee Touch
  • Forward Once Knee Touch
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Hockey Skating 4

  • Backward Skating- C Cuts
  • Backward Glide- In Ready Position
  • Forward to Backward Turn/ Mohawk
  • Backward to Forward Turn/ Step Out

Agility/ Balance:

  • Stomach Slide
  • Jump over Stick
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Hockey Skating 5

  • Backward Crossovers- Around Circle
  • Backward Stop
  • 360 Control Turn
  • Backward Crossovers- Straight Back

Agility/ Balance:

  • Backward Two Foot Jump
  • Backward Two Knee Jump
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Hockey Skills 1: Stick Handling

  • Stationary Stick Handling
  • Forward Skating with the Puck
  • Forward while stick handling
  • Backward Skating with the puck
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Hockey Skills 2: Passing

  • Stationary Forehand
  • Stationary Backhand
  • Passing While Skating
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Hockey Skills 3: Shooting

  • Wrist Shot
  • Slap Shot
  • Backhand Shot
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Hockey Skills 4: Maintaining Puck Possession

  • Control Turn with Puck
  • Keeping Puck in Front
  • Keeping Puck along Boards
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Hockey Skills 5: Gaining Puck Possession

  • Taking Control of Opposition along Boards
  • Taking Control of Opposition While Moving
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If you have any additional questions, please contact Kim Hansen - ISI Skating Programs and National Events Director