While we do our best to provide accurate information, everything here is for informational purposes only. Our intent is to give you an understanding of what is expacted at each level. Skaters should ckeck with the official USFS rulebook and with their coach when developing competition programs.
These are the program requirements for a USFS singes intermediate freestyle program. In competition this program can be judges using either the 6.0 system or the ISU Judging System. Many skaters look for caompetitions that use the IJS since all quaolifying competitions use IJS>
Intermediate Singles Short Program Requirements
Program time - 2:00 max. print
Axel Jump One (1) Axel or double Axel Jump
Double Jump
One (1) double jump Immediately preceded by connecting steps
May not repeat double Axel jump
Jump Combination Single/Double or Double/Double
May not repeat Axel or solo jump.
Spin Only one position
No change of foot
May start with a fly
Min. 5 rev

Spin Combination

With only 1 change of foot and min. 1 change of position
No Flying Entry
Min. 5 rev. each foot
Step Sequence Straight line, circular, or serpentine
Must use entire ice surface

Intermediate Singles Freeskate Requirements
Program Time 2:30 +/- 10 sec.
Items with * are required elements.
(Max 6)
1 must be an Axel-type jump*
Number of jumps in jump sequence is not limited.
No more than 3 jumps may be repeated, only 1 may be a triple. Double or triple jump repeated only in combo or seq.
Max. 2 any double or triple.
Combos Max 3 combos or sequences
Combos limited to 2 jumps, but one 3 jump combo is permitted.
(Max 3)
1 flying entry* Max 3
1 combo with min 1 change of foot & 1 change of position*
3rd is option of the skater
Min 5 rev; 4 each foot for combo; min 2 revs in position
All spins may change feet and start with a fly
Spins must be of a different nature

Step Sequences
(Max 1)

Straight line, circular, or serpentine*
Must use entire ice surface
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