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.
Pre Preliminary Freeskate Requirements
Duration 1:30 +/- 10 sec
Items with * are required elements.
(Max 5)
Single Jumps (Axel may be included)
Number of jumps in jump sequence is not limited.
Axel may be repeated as individual jump, as part of jump combination, or. jump sequence.
Maximum of 2 Axels
No double 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 Max 2
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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