Basic Skills Competitions "Elements" program 



Here is what USFS lists as the requirements for a basic skills competition based on level. 



Basic 1 
1. Forward two foot glide
2. Forward two foot swizzles 6 8 in a row
3. Forward snowplow stop
4. Backward wiggles 68 in a row 




Basic 2 
1. Forward one foot glide  either foot
2. Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a
straight line across width of ice
3. Two foot turn in place forward to backward
4. Backward two foot swizzles 6  8 in a row
5. Moving snowplow stop 




Basic 3 
1. Forward stroking
2. Forward ½ swizzle pumps on a circle, either
clockwise or counter clockwise 6  8
consecutive
3. Moving forward to backward two foot turn 
either direction
4. Backward one foot glide  either foot
5. Two foot spin 




Basic 4 
1. Forward outside edge on a circle clockwise or
counter clockwise
2. Forward crossovers 68 consecutive both
directions
3. Forward outside three turn  R & L
4. Backward stroking
5. Backward snowplow stop  R or L 




Basic 5 
1. Forward one foot glide  either foot
2. Forward alternating ½ swizzle pumps, in a
straight line across width of ice
3. Two foot turn in place forward to backward
4. Backward two foot swizzles 6  8 in a row
5. Moving snowplow stop 




Basic 6 
1. Backward outside edge on a circle clockwise or
counterclockwise
2. Backward crossovers 68 consecutive  both directions
3. One foot spin  minimum of three revolutions
4. Hockey stop
5. Side Toe hop either direction 




Basic 7 
1. Forward inside open Mohawk  R to L and L to R
2. Ballet Jump  either direction
3. Back crossovers to a back outside edge landing position
clockwise and counter clockwise
4. Forward inside pivot 




Basic 8 
1. Moving forward outside or forward inside three turns R & L
2. Waltz jump
3. Mazurka  either direction
4. Combination move  clockwise or counter clockwise –
two forward crossovers into FI Mohawk, step behind,
step into one back crossover and step to a forward inside
edge
5. Beginning onefoot upright spin  optional free foot
position 
