What is the moves in the field test?

What is the moves in the field test?

Moves in the field is a basic skating skills progression. Each test level has several set patterns of turns, edges, spirals and steps that get progressively more difficult. Free skating and pairs tests require skaters to perform a program with jumps, spins and step sequences.

What are the moves called in ice skating?

The jumps are household names, at least in figure skating households: salchow, axel, lutz, loop, flip and toe loop. In order of difficulty, from the easiest to the hardest, they are: toe loop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel.

How many moves in the field test are there?

USFS has created eight moves in the field tests, one for each level of skating. These tests are designed to ensure that a skater has acquired the skills at a specific level before moving on to the next. Moves are not just about patterns on the ice. Moves are about posture, carriage, flow, power, and quickness.

What is the purpose of moves in the field?

The purpose of this test is to continue the encouragement of beginning skaters to learn the fundamentals of ice skating. The candidate must show knowledge of the steps and a good sense of power (speed and flow). Attention should be given to depth of edges and proper curvature of lobes (rule 5102).

What is the ice skating spin called?

There are three basic spin positions: the upright spin, the sit spin, and the camel spin. Skaters also perform flying spins and combination spins. The International Skating Union (ISU), figure skating’s governing body, delineates rules, regulations, and scoring points for each type and variety of spin.

What is backwards skating called?

If you take off from skating backwards on the outside edge on your right foot (that’s the right side, the same edge you land on), it’s called a loop.

Has any female skater landed a quad?

It wasn’t until 2018 that Russian teen Alexandra Trusova, then 13, again landed a quadruple in competition—the quad toe loop, at the Junior Grand Prix Lithuania. U.S. figure skater Alysa Liu became the first American woman to land a quad in competition in 2019, at a Junior Grand Prix event.

What do the red yellow and green boxes mean in figure skating?

If there are a lot of green boxes, that’s an indication that a skater is doing well. If the boxes are red, the skater is probably messing up in subtle but important ways. If they are yellow — well, that’s confusing, because they won’t be yellow for very long.

What do the green yellow and red dots mean in figure skating?

Green means the element was completed with a positive grade of execution, red means it was completed with a negative grade of execution, and yellow means it is under review by the technical panel.

What is a USFSA Gold medalist?

The USFSA also uses the title Gold Medalist, and you might see skaters at your rink wearing a special “Gold Medalist” jacket. According to the USFSA, only about 1000 skaters pass the senior moves test every year. If a skater passes this very hard test at a test session where your child is skating, expect to see a lot of congratulatory hugs!

What does our club offer for USFSA testing?

Our club offers skaters the opportunity to work on skills in three areas for USFSA testing: Moves in the Field (MIF), Free Skate and Dance. Clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin offer test sessions throughout the year.

What happens if a skater fails the USFSA test?

When the skater has mastered all of the required elements and has passed the prerequisite level of Moves in the Field, the skater tests the program in front of a panel of USFSA judges. If the skater does not pass, s/he is able to retry the test again on or after 28 days.

What are the rules of ice skating for 5032 moves?

5032Moves in the field must be skated with good edges, control, flow, extension, carriage and rhythm. An even speed and flow should be maintained throughout. Maximum utilization of the ice surface is desirable. Ice coverage must not be obtained by the use of flat or shallow edges.