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.
Preliminary Freeskate Requirements
Duration 1:30 +/- 10 sec
Items with * are required elements.
(Max 5)
1 must be an Axel/waltz jump-type jump*
Number of jumps in jump sequence is not limited.
Number of different double jumps is not limited
Axel and no more than 2 different double jumps may be repeated as
individual jumps, as part of jump combination, or jump sequence.
Maximum of 2 Axels or any double jump
No double Axels or triple jumps
Combos Max 3 combos or sequences
Combos limited to 2 jumps, but one 3 jump combo is permitted.
(Max 2)
Spins must be of a different nature
Min 3 revs
Spins may change feet, position, and start with a fly

Step Sequences
(Max 1)

Straight line, circular, or serpentine*
Must use one half of the ice surface
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