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Technical Data for Interclub Adult caregories
Juna Skate Open (21.-23. Aprill 2023)

Single Free Skating

Adult Single Bronze
A competitor in the Bronze Free Skating event must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of four (4) jump elements, consisting only of single jumps. Axel type jumps, double jumps and triple jumps are not permitted.  There may be up to two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences in the free program. 
 Each jump combination may consist of two (2) listed jumps. 
 A jump combination may consist of the same or another single jump. 
 Each listed jump may be performed a maximum of two (2) times. 
b. A maximum of two (2) spins of a different abbreviation, which must be a spin in one position with or without a change of foot. Flying spins are not permitted.
 The spins must have a required minimum number of revolutions: three (3) for any spin with no change of foot, and six (6) with a change of foot.
 A spin that has no basic position with 2 revolutions will receive no value, however a spin with less than three rotations in total is considered as a skating movement and not a spin.
 All spins with change of foot must have at least 3 revolutions on each foot. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the spin will be marked with a V.
Only features up to and including Level 1 will be counted. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.
c. A maximum of one (1) choreographic sequence utilizing at least half (1/2) of the ice surface. 
A choreographic sequence consists of at least two different movements like spirals, arabesques, spread eagles, Ina Bauers, hydroblading, transitional (unlisted) jumps. Steps and turns may be used to link the two or more different movements together.
 A choreographic sequence has a base value and will be evaluated by the judges in GOE only. 

The maximum time is 1 minute and 40 seconds +/- 10 seconds. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0. 
The warm-up duration is five (5)minutes.
Each fall shall receive a deduction of 0,5.

Adult Single Silver
A competitor in the Silver Free Skating event must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of five (5) jump elements, consisting of any single jumps (including the single Axel). Double jumps and triple jumps are not permitted. There may be up to two (2) jump combinations or one jump sequences and one (1) jump combination in the free program. 
One (1) jump combination or one (1) jump sequence may consist of up to three (3) jumps. The other may have two (2) jumps.
A jump sequence consists of two (2) or three (3) jumps of any number of revolutions, in which the second and/or the third jump is an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first/second jump into the take off curve of the Axel jump.
 Each listed jump may be performed a maximum of two (2) times. 
 Please note that the Euler (half-loop) is considered a listed jump only when used in combination in between two other listed jumps
 Non-listed jumps may be included in the program as part of connecting footwork. 
b. A maximum of two (2) spins of a different abbreviation, one (1) of which must be a spin combination. 
 The spins must have a required minimum number of revolutions: four (4) for any spin with no change of foot, and six (6) for any spin with a change of foot. 
 A spin that has no basic position with 2 revolutions will receive no level and no value, however a spin with less than three rotations is considered as a skating movement  and not a spin. 
 Spin combinations must include a minimum of two (2) different basic positions with two (2) revolutions in each of these positions anywhere within the spin. To receive  full value, a spin combination must include all three (3) basic positions. 
All spins with change of foot must have at least 3 revolutions on each foot. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the spin will be marked with a V.
 Only features up to and including Level 2 will be counted. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.
c. A maximum of one (1) choreographic sequence, utilizing at least half (1/2) of the ice surface
•A choreographic sequence consists of at least two different movements like spirals, arabesques, spread eagles, Ina Bauers, hydroblading, transitional (unlisted) jumps. Steps and turns may be used to link the two or more different movements together.
• The pattern is not restricted but the sequence must be clearly visible.
• A choreographic sequence has a base value and will be evaluated by the judges in GOE only
 Only the first executed attempt of a step sequence will contribute to the technical score. 

The maximum time is 2 minutes +/- 10 seconds. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0. 
Only features up to and including Level 2 will be counted for the spins and step sequence. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be  ignored by the Technical Panel. 
The warm-up duration is five (5)minutes.
Each fall shall receive a deduction of 0,5.

Adult Single Gold 
A competitor in the Gold Free Skating event must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of five (5) jump elements, consisting of single jumps (including the single Axel) or double jumps. Double Flip, double Lutz, double Axel and Triple jumps are not permitted. There may be up to three (3) jump combinations or two jump combinations and one (1) jump sequence in the free program.
 One (1) jump combination or one (1) jump sequence may consist of up to three (3) jumps. The others may have two (2) jumps each.
 A jump sequence consists of two (2) or three (3) jumps of any number of revolutions, in which the second and/or the third jump is an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first/second jump into the take off curve of the Axel jump.
 Each listed jump may be performed a maximum of two (2) times. 
 Please note that the Euler (half-loop) is considered a listed jump only when used in combination in between two other listed jumps. 
 Non-listed jumps may be included in the program as part of connecting footwork. 
b. A maximum of three (3) spins of a different abbreviation, one (1) of which must be a spin combination with a change of foot and one (1) of which must be a flying spin or a spin with a flying entrance. 
 The spins must have a required minimum number of revolutions: four (4) for any spin with no change of foot, and eight (8) for any spin with a change of foot. 
 A spin that has no basic position with 2 revolutions will receive no level and no value, however a spin with less than three rotations is considered as a skating movement and not a spin. 
 Spin combinations must include a minimum of two (2) different basic positions with two (2) revolutions in each of these positions anywhere within the spin. 
To receive full value, a spin combination must include all three (3) basic positions. 
All spins with change of foot must have at least 3 revolutions on each foot. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the spin will be marked with a V.
c. A maximum of one (1) step sequence, fully utilizing the ice surface.
 
VOCAL MUSIC MAY BE USED
The maximum time is 2 minutes and 50 seconds +/- 10 seconds
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.67. 
Only features up to and including Level 3 will be counted for the spins and step sequence. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be  ignored by the Technical Panel. 
The warm-up duration is six (6) minutes.
Each fall shall receive a deduction of 1,0.

Adult Single Masters/ Elite Masters  
A competitor in the Masters Free Skating event must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of six (6) jump elements, one of which must be an Axel type jump. Single, double and triple jumps are permitted. There may be up to three (3) jump combinations or two jump combinations and one (1) jump sequence in the free program.
 One (1) jump combination or one (1) jump sequence may consist of up to three (3) jumps. The others may have two (2) jumps each.
 A jump sequence consists of two (2) or three (3) jumps of any number of revolutions, in which the second and/or the third jump is an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first/second jump into the take off curve of the Axel jump.
 Each listed jump may be performed a maximum of two (2) times. 
 Please note that the Euler (half-loop) is considered a listed jump only when used in combination in between two other listed jumps.
 Non-listed jumps may be included in the program as part of connecting footwork. 
b. A maximum of three (3) spins of a different abbreviation, one (1) of which must be a spin combination with a change of foot and one (1) of which must be a 
flying spin or a spin with a flying entrance. 
 The spins must have a required minimum number of revolutions: five (5) for any spin with no change of foot, and eight (8) for any spin with a change of foot. 
 A spin that has no basic position with 2 revolutions will receive no level and no value, however a spin with less than three rotations is considered as a skating
movement and not a spin. 
 Spin combinations must include a minimum of two (2) different basic positions with two (2) revolutions in each of these positions anywhere within the spin. 
To receive full value, a spin combination must include all three (3) basic positions. 
 The change of foot in any spin must be preceded and followed by a spin position with at least three (3) revolutions. If this requirement is not fulfilled, the spin will be marked with a V.
c. A maximum of one (1) step sequence, fully utilizing the ice surface. 
 Only the first executed attempt of a step sequence will contribute to the technical score. 

The maximum time is 3 minutes +/- 10 seconds. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.67. 
Features up to and including Level 4 will be counted for the technical elements.
The warm-up duration is six (6) minutes.
Each fall shall receive a deduction of 1,0.

Pair Free Skating

Each couple consists of a man and a lady.

Masters Pair Skating 
Masters pairs must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of three (3) different lifts, one of which may be a twist lift. 
 In lifts of Group 1 and Group 2, the man’s lifting hand(s) should be above his shoulder line. 
 In lifts of Groups 3–4-5, full extension of the lifting arm(s) is mandatory. 
b. A maximum of two (2) throw jumps (single or double). 
c. A maximum of one (1) solo jump. Single, double and triple jumps are permitted. 
d. A maximum of one (1) jump combination with a maximum of three (3) listed jumps or one (1) jump sequence.
A jump sequence consists of two (2) or three (3) jumps of any number of revolutions, in which the second and/or the third jump is an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first/second jump into the take off curve of the Axel jump.
Please note that the Euler (half-loop) is considered a listed jump only when used in combination in between two other listed jumps.
e. A maximum of one (1) pair spin (pair spin or pair spin combination). 
 The spin must have a required minimum number of revolutions: four (4) revolutions for a pair spin and six (6) for a pair spin combination. A pair spin combination must have a change of foot by both partners with at least three (3) revolutions on each foot and at least one (1) change of position by both partners. A Pair Combination Spin can be started with a jump. Any flying entry can be considered as a feature by either partner. If there are not 3 revolutions before or after the change of foot executed by both partners, the Pair Spin Combination will be marked with a “V”. If there are less than 3 revolutions on both feet by either partner, the spin will have no value.
A pair spin is any spin with no change of foot and does not require a change of position by one or both partners. Change of positions may be used for a level feature.”
 There must be a minimum of two (2) revolutions in each position or the position will not be counted. 
f. A maximum of one (1) solo spin. 
The solo spin must have a required minimum number of revolutions: five (5) for the flying spin with no change of foot after landing, five (5) for the spin with only one position and no change of foot and five (5) for the spin combination with no change of foot and eight (4 + 4) for the spin combination with change of foot or spin in one position with a change of foot.
 There must be a minimum of two (2) revolutions in each position or the position will not be counted. 
 Spin combinations must include a minimum of two (2) different basic positions with two (2) revolutions in each of these positions anywhere within the  spin. To receive full value, a spin combination must include all three (3) basic positions. 
g. A maximum of one (1) death spiral or pivot figure (position optional). 
 At least ¾ revolution in pivot position by the man is required for the death spiral. 
 At least one revolution in pivot position by the man is required for pivot figure. 
h. A maximum of one (1) step sequence, fully utilizing the ice surface.

The maximum time is 3 minutes and 30 seconds +/- 10 seconds.  
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.67. 
The warm-up duration is six (6) minutes.
Each fall by either skater shall receive a deduction of 1.0.

Intermediate Pair Skating 

Pairs must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of two (2) different lifts of Group 1 or Group 2 with a minimum ½ revolution for the man and 1 revolution for the lady. 
 The man’s lifting hand(s) should be above his shoulder line. 
 Variations of the lady’s position, no-handed and one-handed lifts, and combination lifts are not permitted. 
 Lifts of Groups 3-4-5 are not permitted. 
 Twist lifts are not permitted. 
 A different take-off counts as a different lift. 
b. A maximum of one (1) single throw jump (including the throw Axel). 
 Double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
c. A maximum of one (1) solo single jump (including the single Axel). 
 Double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
d. A maximum of one (1) jump combination with a maximum of three (3) listed jumps or one (1) jump sequence.
A jump sequence consists of two (2) or three (3) jumps of any number of revolutions, in which the second and/or the third jump is an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first/second jump into the take off curve of the Axel jump
Please note that the Euler (half-loop) is considered a listed jump only when used in combination in between two other listed jumps.
Only single jumps are allowed (including the single Axel).
Double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
e. A maximum of one (1) pair spin (pair spin or pair combination spin). 
 The spin must have a required minimum number of revolutions: four (4) revolutions for a pair spin and six (6) for a pair spin combination. A pair spin combination must have a change of foot by both partners with at least three (3) revolutions on each foot and at least one (1) change of position by both partners. A Pair Combination Spin can be started with a jump. Any flying entry can be considered as a feature by either partner. If there are not 3 revolutions before or after the change of foot executed by both partners, the Pair Spin Combination will be marked with a “V”. If there are less than 3 revolutions on both feet by either partner, the spin will have no value.
• A pair spin is any spin with no change of foot and does not require a change of position by one or both partners. Change of positions may be used for a level feature.”
 There must be a minimum of two (2) revolutions in each position or the position will not be counted.
f. A maximum of one (1) death spiral or pivot figure (position optional). 
 At least ¾ revolution in pivot position by the man is required for the death spiral. 
 At least one (1) revolution in pivot position by the man is required for the pivot figure. 
g. A maximum of one (1) step sequence, fully utilizing the ice surface. 


The maximum time is 2 minutes and and 40 seconds +/- 10 seconds.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.67. Only features up to and including Level 2 will be counted for the spins and  step sequence. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel. 
The warm-up duration is six (6) minutes.
Each fall by either partner shall receive a deduction of 1.0.

Adult Pair Skating 
Pairs must perform a well-balanced program that may contain: 
a. A maximum of one (1) lift of Group 1 or Group 2 with a minimum ½ revolution for the man. 
 The man’s lifting hand(s) should be above his shoulder line. 
 Variations of the lady’s position, no-handed and one-handed lifts, and combination lifts are not permitted. 
 Lifts of Groups 3-4-5 are not permitted, 
 Twist lifts are not permitted. 
b. A maximum of one (1) single throw jump. 
 Throw double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
 Throw Axel is not permitted.
c. A maximum of one (1) solo single jump. 
 Double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
 Axel type jumps are not permitted. 
d. A maximum of one (1) jump combination with a maximum of two (2) listed jumps.
 Only single jumps are allowed. 
 Double and triple jumps are not permitted. 
 Axel type jumps are not permitted. 
e. A maximum of one (1) pair spin.
A pair spin is any spin with no change of foot and does not require a change of position by one or both partners. Change of positions may be used for a level feature.
 There must be a minimum of two (2) revolutions in each position or the position will not be counted. 
f. A maximum of one (1) pivot figure (position optional). 
 At least one (1) revolution in pivot position by the man is required.
g. A maximum of one (1) choreographic sequence that fully utilizes  the ice surface. 
A choreographic sequence consists of at least two different movements like spirals, arabesques, spread eagles, Ina Bauers, hydroblading, transitional (unlisted) jumps. Steps and turns may be used to link the two or more different movements together.
 A choreographic sequence has a base value and will be evaluated by the judges in GOE only. 

The maximum time is 2 minutes and 20 seconds +/- 10 seconds.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0. Only features up to and including Level 1 will be counted for the technical elements. Any additional features will not count for level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.2.
The warm-up duration is five (5)) minutes.
Each fall by either partner shall receive a deduction of 0.5.

SOLO ICE DANCE

Ladies and Men will be combined for all levels, there will not be separate events for each category.
NOTE: Solo Dancers can perform pattern dances acording to the rules from the current season 2021/2022

Categories: Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Masters Elite

Age groups:

Young Adults
Must be 21 but not have reached the age of 28 before 1st July 2022
Class I
Must be 28 but not have reached the age of 38 before 1st July 2022
Class II
Must be 38 but not have reached the age of 47 before 1st July 2022
Class III
Must be 47 before 1st July 2022 (no upper age limit)

Skaters may enter only 1 category (i.e. Bronze, Silver or Gold) within each segment of the competition. They are however free to choose the level of each segment individually within the standards listed. For example, a skater may choose to enter a category of pattern dance and a different category in free dance, based on their ability. In case of ties in the Pattern Dance the TTES will decide the outcome. All pattern dances will be judged without Key Points.

Skater MUST provide her/his own music for each Pattern Dance. The music must be chosen in accordance with the rhythm of the Pattern Dance. The chosen music may be a tune from ISU Ice Dance music. In this case only tunes 1 to 5 can be chosen and the music must be recorded on the skaters’ own disc or USB. A violation of tempo specifications will result in a 1.0 point deduction by the Referee. Vocal music is allowed.

Pre-Bronze
Swing Dance (2 sequences)
Canasta Tango (3 sequences)

Bronze
Willow Waltz (3 sequences)
Foxtrot (3 sequences)

Silver
European Waltz (2 sequences)
Rocker Foxtrot (2 sequences)

Gold
Tango (3 sequences)
Kilian (2 sequences)

Masters/Elite
Blues (2 sequences)
Quickstep (2 sequences)

The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 0.7 (Rule 353, paragraph 1.m). The Total Score for each dance will be multiplied by a factor of 0.5 (Rule 353, paragraph 1.b).

The warm-up duration is three (3) minutes.

Adult Solo Free Dance

General Requirements for the Solo Dance Free Dance

See: ISU Special Regulations, Section D. Free Dance, Rule 710 and all pertinent ISU Communications

The following are the Requirements for Music for Free Dance (Rule 710, paragraph 1.c). Music that does not adhere to these descriptions will be severely penalized.

The music for Free Dance may be vocal and must be suitable for Ice Dance as a sport discipline and must have the following characteristics:
) The music must have an audible rhythmic beat and melody, or audible rhythmic beat alone, but not melody alone, and may be vocal. The music may be without an audible rhythmic beat for up to ten (10) seconds at the beginning or end of the program and up to ten (10) seconds during the program.
ii) The music must have at least one change of tempo and expression. These changes may be gradual or immediate, but in either case they must be obvious. 19
iii) All music, including classical music, must be cut/edited, orchestrated or arranged in a way that it creates an interesting, colourful, entertaining dance program with different dance moods or a building effect.
iv) The music must be suitable for the Skaters skating skills and technical ability.

Free Dance music that does not adhere to these requirements will be penalized by a deduction (See Rule 353, paragraph 1.n).

 

Bronze Solo Dance Free Dance

Element features up to level 2 will be considered for level.

1. 1 (one) Single Pose
2. 1 (one) Dance Spin. Spin or Combination Spin permitted
3. 1 (one) set of Synchronised Twizzles with no more than 3 steps between the twizzles Minimum 1x clockwise and 1x anti-clockwise Minimum 1 rotation in each twizzle.
4. 1 (one) Choreographic Character Sequence
5. 1 (one) Choreographic elements chosen from the following:
a) Choreographic Spinning Movement
b) Choreographic Sliding Movement

Additional sets of twizzles are permitted, but only the 1st attempted set (outwith the step sequence) will count within the technical score. Others will be considered within the choreography mark.

Duration: max. 1:40 min., but may be less
Change of Tempo and Expression is optional.

Silver Solo Dance Free Dance

Element features up to level 3 will be considered for level.

1) 1 (one) Single Pose
2) 1 (one) Straight Line Step Sequence (Mid Line or Diagonal) skated barrier to barrier, Or, 1 (one) Curved (Circular or Serpentine) Step Sequence utilizing the full width of the ice surface. Style B.
3) 1 (one) Dance Spin. Spin or Combination spin permitted.
4) 1 (one) set of Synchronised Twizzles with no more than 3 steps between the twizzles. Minimum 1x clockwise and 1x anti-clockwise Minimum 1 rotation in each twizzle
5) 1 (one) Choreographic elements chosen from the following:
a. Choreographic Spinning movement
b. Choreographic Sliding movement
c. Choreographic Character Step Sequence

Additional sets of twizzles are permitted, but only the 1st attempted set (outwith the step sequence) will count within the technical score. Others will be considered within the choreography mark.

Duration: max. 2:10 min., but may be less
Change of Tempo and Expression is required.

Gold, Masters/Elite Solo Dance Free Dance

Element features up to level 4 will be considered for level.

1) 1 (one) Combination Pose or 2 (two) Single Poses. No Pose of the same type may be repeated. If performed the Single Poses or the Combination Pose and the Single Pose, must be separated by more than 3 steps between them.
2) 1 (one) Straight Line Step Sequence (Mid Line or Diagonal) skated barrier to barrier, Or, 1 (one) Curved (Circular or Serpentine) Step Sequence utilizing the full width of the ice surface. Style B.
3) 1 (one) Dance Spin. Spin or combination spin permitted.
4) 1 (one) set of Synchronised Twizzles with no more than 3 steps between the twizzles. Minimum 1x clockwise and 1x anti-clockwise Minimum 1 revolution in each twizzle.
5) 1 (one) Choreographic Character Step Sequence.
6) 1 (one) Additional choreographic element chosen from the following:
a) Choreographic Spinning movement
b) Choreographic Sliding Movement
*Additional sets of twizzles are permitted, but only the 1st attempted set (outwith the step sequence) will count within the technical score. Others will be considered within the choreography mark.

Additional sets of twizzles are permitted, but only the 1st attempted set (outwith the step sequence) will count within the technical score. Others will be considered within the choreography mark.
In programs requiring two Step Sequences the Level of the first performed Step Sequence shall be given using the Characteristics of Levels Style A and the second Step Sequence evaluated using the Characteristics of Levels Style B.

Duration: max. 2:40 min., but may be less.
Change of Tempo and Expression is required.

CATEGORIES OF POSE for Solo Ice Dance Free Dance

The basic categories of poses are listed below.
Difficult\ original\ imaginative variations are encoraged and accepted e.g. a hydroblade is considered a difficult variation of a Tea Pot / Shoot the Duck, a Beilmann is a difficult variation of an Attitude.
To be of a different Type a Pose must be skated on a different edge to the earlier Pose.

• ATTITUDE – A position or stance on 1 leg during which the skater moves either forwards, backwards or on a curve with the supporting leg extended or slightly bent and the free leg either: •Raised higher than the level of the hip and
•In front, behind or on the side and
•Bent or extended and
•Free or held (by knee or blade) ie Biellmann

• CROUCHING POSE – A movement on 2 feet during which a skater moves on the ice with both legs bent more than 90°

• INA BAUER – A movement on 2 feet during which a skater moves on the ice with 1 foot on a forward edge and the other on the same backward edge, on different but parallel curves.

• LUNGE/DRAG – A movement during which the skater moves on the ice with the skating knee bent more than 90° with the other leg extended behind and touching the ice.

• TEA POT/SHOOT THE DUCK – A movement on 1 foot where the skater moves on the ice with the skating knee bent to 90° and the thigh parallel to the ice, with the other leg extending forwards either parallel to the ice or pulled towards the core with the head and body bent to meet the knee.

• SPREAD EAGLE – A movement on 2 feet on an edge during which a skater moves on the ice with 1 foot on a forward edge and the other on the same backward edge, on the same curve.

Single Pose A position or stance attained and held for a minimum of 3 seconds. The maximum duration of a Single Pose is 7 seconds.

Combination Pose - A position or stance composing of 2 different types of Single Pose combined and each attained and held for a minimum of 3 seconds. A maximum of 1 linking step is allowed between the 2 types of pose. The maximum duration of a combination pose is 12

Costume

LADIES Must wear a full skirt. Must not give the effect of excessive nudity – majority of upper body must be covered
MEN Must wear full length trousers - No tights allowed. The Costumes should not hide the bodyline of either skater.

Accessories and Props

Accessories and props not permitted. Costume decorations must be non-detachable

Factors in the Solo Dance Free Dance

The multiplying factors for the Program components for the Free Dance are:
Skating Skills 1.20
Performance1.20
Composition 1.20

ICE DANCE
General requirements for Ice Dance

Each couple must consist of one man and one lady.
The man must skate the man’s steps and the lady must skate the lady’s steps. Each skater may compete with only one and the same partner in the Ice Dance competitions.
Coaches and students are welcome to compete in all events, however, this competition DOES NOT have a PRO-AM category and it is MANDATORY that ice dance couples enter at the skill level of the more skilled skater, even if that skater is not a professional, but simply a higher level skater.

Pattern Dance

Couples should perform Pattern dances and Rhytm dances acording to the rules from season 2021/2022.

Official ISU Pattern Dance music must be used for the first Pattern Dance in the list. For the second Pattern Dance in the list own music may be used.
Couples shall provide their own music for all pattern dances. No music for pattern dances will be provided by the Local Organizing Committee. The music must be chosen in accordance with the Rhythm of the Pattern Dance and may be vocal. The Tempo throughout the required Sequences must be constant and in accordance with the required Tempo of the Pattern Dance (see ISU Handbook Ice Dance 2003) plus or minus 2 beats per minute (in the case of a waltz rhythm plus or minus 3 beats per minte).

Elite Masters
Couples entering this category will compete against other Elite Masters Ice Dance Couples The technical requirements are the same as those for the category “Masters Pattern Dance”.

Masters
#32 Blues (3 sequences)
#19: Quickstep (4 sequences)

Gold
#11: Viennese Waltz (3 sequences)
#19: Quickstep (4 sequences)

Silver
#3: Rocker Foxtrot (4 sequences)
#13: Starlight Waltz (2 sequences)

Bronze
#7: Willow Waltz (2 sequences)
#2: Foxtrot (4 sequences)

Pre-Bronze
#8 European Waltz (2 sequences)
#26 Tango Fiesta (3 sequences)

The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.17 (Rule 353, paragraph 1.m).

In Ice Dance, for events with two (2) Pattern Dances, the Total Score for each dance will be multiplied by a factor of 0.5 (Rule 353, paragraph 2.b).

The warm-up duration is three (3) minutes.

Ice Dance couples MUST provide their own music on CD-R or USB memory stick (MP3) for all Pattern Dance. No music for pattern dances will be provided by the Local Organizing Committee.

  • The chosen music may be a tune selected from the ISU Ice Dance music.  In this case, only tunes 1 to 5 can be chosen and the Couple shall provide competition music in accordance with Rule 343, paragraph 1.
  • Violation of the above music requirements or tempo specifications shall be penalized as per Rule 353, paragraph 1.n).
  • All music chosen by the couple must be in accordance with the style/character of the Pattern Dance
  • For the application of Rule 708 paragraph 1.d) with music provided by the couple, it is specified that the start of the first step of the dance must be on beat 1 of a measure (unless otherwise specified in the description of the dance).

Rule 707, paragraph 4 provides that the Referee may announce the approximate location at which the Pattern Dances must be started. All Pattern Dances shall be started so that the steps of the first side of the pattern are skated in front of the Judges unless otherwise specified by the Referee. If the Referee changes the side to start, the change must be announced at the time of the first draw for starting order.

The Pattern Dances will be judged without Key Points.

After completion of the last step in the Pattern Dance, the couple must reach its final pose within 20 seconds. If this time limit is exceeded, a “program time” deduction according to Rule 353, para 1.n) shall apply.

RHYTM DANCE (formerly called Short Dance)

Categories as follows:

Elite Masters
Couples entering this category will compete against other Elite Masters Ice Dancers. The technical requirements are the same as for the category “Rhythm Dance" see descriptions below.

Masters
Couples entering this category will compete against other Masters Ice Dancers. (Recommended for gold level or above ice dancers.) The technical requirements are the same as for the category “Rhythm Dance” see descriptions below.

Adult
Couples entering this category will compete against others at the Adult Rhythm Dance level. (Recommended for silver level ice dancers.) The technical requirements are the same as for the category “Rhythm Dance" see descriptions below.

General Requirements for Rhythm Dance

For the Season 2022/23, the Adults will follow the Junior technical requirements. Music is Tango plus at least one of the following Dance Styles – Paso Doble, Flamenco, Spanish Waltz, Fandango, Bolero, Jota, Sevillanas, Milonga. Required Elements 2022-2023:

RHYTHM DANCE – Required Elements 2022/2023

ELEMENTS Rhythm Dance
Pattern Dance

Two (2) Sections of the Argentine Tango (AT) skated in any order or one after the other or separately. 1AT: Steps #1-18, 2AT: Steps #19-31 Step #1 of AT skated at the judges left side. Step #19 of 2AT skated at the Judges right side. See ISU Communication: 2468.The description, chart and diagrams of the Argentine Tango is included in the ISU Handbook Ice Dance 2003.
The Argentine Tango will be judged with key points

Dance Lift Maximum One (1) Short Lift Up to 7 seconds.
Step Sequence

One (1) Step Sequence in Hold or Not Touching or Combination of both (Style B) Specifications to Style B, Rhythm Dance: - Must be skated to a different Rhythm/Style from that chosen for the Pattern Dance Element. Chosen pattern may ONLY be Midline or Diagonal. Retrogression – NOT permitted. Separations permitted, no more than 2 arm lengths. Loops NOT permitted. Hand in hand hold – NOT permitted with fully extended arms. Stops – up to one (1) permitted for up to 5 seconds (this will count as one of the permitted stops).

Sequential Twizzles

One (1) Set of Sequential Twizzles. At least two Twizzles for each partner and MUST NOT be in contact between Twizzles.  Up to 1 step between Twizzles (Each push and/or transfer of weight while on two feet between Twizzles is considered as a step)

   
  Specifications/Restrictions
Duration 2 minutes and 50 seconds, +/- 10 seconds.
Music Music for Rhythm Dance may be vocal and must be suitable for Ice Dance as a sport discipline. The music must be selected in accordance with the designated rhythm(s) and/or theme(s), and with the specified tempo when applicable. Music with audible rhythmic beat only; may be without audible beat up to 10 seconds at beginning only.
Warm-up The warm-up duration for the Rhythm Dance is five (5) minutes.

The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.33 (Rule 353, paragraph 1.m). ISU Communication: No 2494

FREE DANCE-ICE DANCE

General Requirements for Free Dance

See: ISU Special Regulations, Section D. Free Dance, Rule 710 and all pertinent ISU Communications

The following are the Requirements for Music for Free Dance (Rule 710, paragraph 1.c). Music that does not adhere to these descriptions will be severely penalized. The music for Free Dance may be vocal and must be suitable for Ice Dance as a sport discipline and must have the following characteristics:

i) The music must have an audible rhythmic beat and melody, or audible rhythmic beat alone, but not melody alone, and may be vocal. The music may be without an audible rhythmic beat for up to ten (10) seconds at the beginning or end of the program and up to ten (10) seconds during the program.
ii) The music must have at least one change of tempo and expression. These changes may be gradual or immediate, but in either case they must be obvious.
iii) All music, including classical music, must be cut/edited, orchestrated or arranged in a way that it creates an interesting, colourful, entertaining dance program with different dance moods or a building effect.
iv) The music must be suitable for the Couple’s skating skills and technical ability. Free Dance music that does not adhere to these requirements will be penalized by a deduction (See Rule 353, paragraph 1.n).

Masters Elite
Couples entering this category will compete against other Elite Masters Ice Dancers. The technical requirements are the same as those for the category "Gold Free Dance" (below.)

Masters
Couples entering this category will compete against other Masters Ice Dancers. The technical requirements are the same as those for the category “Gold Free Dance” (below).

Gold
Couples must perform a well-balanced program that may contain:
a. A maximum of two (2) different Dance Lifts, one (1) Short Lift with a maximum duration of 7 seconds and one (1) Combination Lift with a maximum duration of 12 seconds; OR three (3) different types of Short Lifts with a maximum duration of 7 seconds each.
b. A maximum of one (1) Dance Spin (Spin or Combination Spin).
c. A maximum of one (1) Circular Step Sequence in Hold, Style B.
d. A maximum of one (1) Set of Synchronized Twizzles (FD variation) At least two Twizzles for each partner, with a minimum 2 steps and up to 4 steps between 1st and 2nd Twizzles. (Each push and/or transfer of weight while on two feet between Twizzles is considered as a step). Partners MUST be in contact at some point between the 1st and 2nd Twizzles.

VOCAL MUSIC MAY BE USED.
The duration is 3 minutes +/- 10 seconds.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0 (Rule 353,paragraph 1.m). ISU Communication: No 2494

Silver
Couples must perform a well-balanced program that may contain:
a. A maximum of one (1) Short Lift, with a maximum duration of 7 sec. And only a maximum Level 2 lift will be counted.
b. A maximum of one (1) Diagonal Step Sequence in Hold, Style B.
c. A maximum of one (1) Set of Synchronized Twizzles (FD variation).At least two Twizzles for each partner, with a minimum 2 steps and up to 4 steps between 1st and 2nd Twizzles. (Each push and/or transfer of weight while on two feet between Twizzles is considered as a step). Partners MUST be in contact at some point between the 1st and 2nd Twizzles.
d. A maximum of one (1) Dance Spin (Spin or Combination Spin).

VOCAL MUSIC MAY BE USED.
The duration is 2 minutes and 30 seconds, +/- 10 seconds.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0 (Rule 353,paragraph 1.m).

Bronze
Couples must perform a well-balanced program that may contain:
a. A maximum of one (1) Short Lift, with a maximum duration of 7 sec. Note that only a maximum Level 1 lift will be counted.
b. A maximum of one (1) Diagonal Step Sequence in Hold, Style B
c. A maximum of one (1) Dance Spin (No combination).

VOCAL MUSIC MAY BE USED
The duration is 1 minute and 50 seconds +/- 10 seconds.
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 2.0 (Rule 353, paragraph 1.m).

 

ARTISTIC SKATING

General Regulations:
The artistic events consist of free skating and pair free skating programs judged only on the basis of the Program Components: 
 Skating skills 
 Presentation
 Composition 

See ISU Communication 2494 IIIGeneral Technical Rules in Singles & Pair Skating and Ice Dance (Rule 504 para 3a) for a detailed description of Program Components.  The respective Rules can be found on the ISU website. 

There will be no technical panel and no technical mark given. The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.67. Falls are not subject to a deduction but may have a negative impact on the Program Components. 

The artistic program consists of a variety of skating moves selected for their value in demonstrating skating ability and enhancing the skater’s interpretation of the music.  Skaters will be judged on their ability to interpret the music and develop a theme through their skating. Credit for technical elements is based solely on the ability of  such movements to enhance the chosen theme and support the music. Credit will not be given for their technical difficulty. 


The program must be developed through skating skill and quality rather than through non-skating actions such as sliding on one knee or excessive use of toe steps,  which should be used only to reflect the character of the program and to underline the rhythm and nuances of the chosen music. The skater/pair must not remain in one place for more than five (5) seconds. 

Any element exceeding the maximum number as set forth below will be judged as an illegal element (1.0 deduction). If there is no jump or no spin element included or  only a jump and no spin or vice versa a deduction for a “missing element” of 1.0 will be made. The Referee is responsible for such deductions. 

Clothing and make-up must be modest, dignified and appropriate for athletic competition – not garish or theatrical in design. Clothing may, however, reflect the character  of the music chosen. Clothing must not give the effect of excessive nudity. The theme of the program should be recognizable from the skating movements and  choreography – regardless of what the skater is wearing. 

Props and accessories may not be used in any part of the artistic programs. Any item that is held in the hand or removed during the performance is considered a prop.  Thus, for example, a hat worn throughout the program is not considered to be a prop, but if it is intentionally removed during the performance it is considered a prop.  Objects on the ice, thrown in the audience, placed on the boards or on the judges table are not permitted. Costumes that contain particles that may mar or leave anything 
on the ice surface (feathers, boas, excessive beading) are considered unsafe and are not permitted. 

The deduction for inappropriate clothing or make-up props and accessories (1.0) will be determined by a majority of the judges and the referee.

Illegal elements: 
 Somersault type jumps 
 Lying on the ice and prolonged and/or stationary kneeling on both knees on the ice 

The warm-up duration is four (4) minutes for all artistic free skating events.

Artistic Single Skating

Competitions will be held at the Masters, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pre-Bronze levels. 
The Artistic Free Skate is a competitive program that must include elements of the sport of figure skating. 
At least one (1) and a maximum of two (2) single jumps MUST be included. At least one (1) and a maximum of two (2) spins MUST be included. 
No Axel type jumps, double or triple jumps are allowed. A Waltz jump is not considered a listed single jump. No combination jumps are allowed. 

The maximum time for Masters Artistic Free Skating is 2 minutes and 10 seconds, but may be less. 

The maximum time for Gold, Silver and Bronze Artistic Free Skating is 1 minute and 40 seconds but may be less. 


Pair Artistic Free Skating

Each pair artistic team must consist of one man and one lady. 
Coaches and students are welcome to compete in all events, however, this competition DOES NOT have a PRO-AM category and it is MANDATORY that pair  couples enter at the skill level of the more skilled skater.

Masters Pair Artistic Skating
The Masters Pair Artistic Free Skate is a competitive program that must include elements of the sport of pair figure skating. Each pair must include at least three (3) and no more than four (4) elements selected from: 
a. A maximum of one (1) solo jump OR one (1) throw jump. Axel type jumps, double and triple jumps are not permitted. Combination jumps are not permitted. A Waltz jump is not considered a listed single jump.
b. A maximum of one (1) pair spin (pair spin or pair spin combination) OR one (1) solo spin. 
c. A maximum of one (1) death spiral or pivot figure (position optional). 
d. A maximum of one (1) lift of Group 1 or Group 2. 
 Variations of the lady’s position, no-handed and one-handed lifts, and combination lifts are not permitted. 
 Twist lifts are not permitted. 
 Lifts of Groups 3-4-5 are not permitted. 

The maximum time is 2 minutes and 20 seconds, but may be less. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.67

Intermediate Pair Artistic Skating 
The Pair Artistic Free Skate is a competitive program that must include elements of the sport of pair figure skating. Each pair must include at least three (3) and no more than four (4) elements selected from: 
a. A maximum of one (1) solo jump OR one (1) throw jump. Axel type jumps, double and triple jumps are not permitted. Combination jumps are not permitted. 
b. A maximum of one (1) pair spin (pair spin or pair spin combination) OR one (1) solo spin. 
c. A maximum of one (1) death spiral or pivot figure (position optional). 
d. A maximum of one (1) lift of Group 1 or Group 2. 
 Variations of the lady’s position, no-handed and one-handed lifts, and combination lifts are not permitted. 
 Twist lifts are not permitted. 
 Lifts of Groups 3-4-5 are not permitted. 

The maximum time is 1 minute and 50 seconds, but may be less. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.67

Adult Pair Artistic Skating
The Pair Artistic Free Skate is a competitive program that must include elements of the sport of pair figure skating. Each pair must include at least three (3) and no more
than four (4) elements selected from: 
a. A maximum of one (1) solo jump OR one (1) throw jump. Axel type jumps, double and triple jumps are not permitted. Combination jumps are not permitted. 
b. A maximum of one (1) pair spin OR one (1) solo spin. Pair spin combinations and flying spins are not permitted. 
c. A maximum of one (1) pivot figure (position optional). 
d. A maximum of one (1) lift of Group 1 or Group 2. 
 Variations of the lady’s position, no-handed and one-handed lifts, and combination lifts are not permitted. 
 Twist lifts are not permitted. 
 Lifts of Groups 3-4-5 are not permitted. 

The maximum time is 1 minute and 50 seconds, but may be less. 
The points for each Program Component are multiplied by a factor of 1.67

 


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