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The Ice Skating Institute has developed a curriculum with specific requirements that determine when a skater is ready to proceed to the next level. The list below includes the current required maneuvers for all Tot, Pre-Alpha–Delta and Freestyle Skater tests. Details for each maneuver below can be found in the current edition of the ISI Handbook. http://www.skateisi.com/site/sub.cfm?content=testing_requirements


TOT LEVELS 3-5
A child who can walk well can be taught to ice skate. Very young children require special classes with instruction given in a fun – rather than a more formal – atmosphere. These tests are specifically designed for beginning skaters age 6 and under. Test maneuvers are broken down into smaller parts so they can be easily learned and mastered. Fun – along with easy success and accomplishments – are the keys to any Tot level class.

Tot Levels 3-5 Curriculum
Fall & Stand Up
Forward Marching & Glide
2-Foot Jump
Beginning Swizzle
Beginning Snowplow Stop
Dip


PRE-ALPHA - DELTA
These beginning-level tests are for skaters of all ages. This step-by-step progression of skills makes learning fun, and fast! Once the skater begins to build on the basics, the sky is the limit! It’s important to master these skating “basics” before moving on to higher levels of achievement.

Pre-Alpha Curriculum
Two-Foot Glide
One-Foot Glide (Right & Left)
Forward Swizzle
Backward Wiggle
Backward Swizzle

Alpha Curriculum
Forward Stroking
Forward Crossovers – Right Foot over Left
Forward Crossovers – Left Foot over Right
One-Foot Snowplow Stop

Beta Curriculum
Backward Stroking
Backward Crossovers – Right Foot over Left
T-Stop – Right Foot Outside Edge
T-Stop – Left Foot Outside Edge

Gamma Curriculum
Right Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
Left Forward Outside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
Right Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
Left Forward Inside Open Mohawk Combination
Hockey Stop

Delta Curriculum
Right Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
Left Forward Inside 3-Turn (One Foot Turn)
Forward Edges – Forward Outside Edges and Forward Inside Edges
Shoot-the- Duck or Lunge (choice of one)
Bunny Hop


FREESTYLE FIGURE SKATING
Freestyle Figure Skaters are more advanced skaters who are looking to participate in figure skating as a recreation or competitive sport. The requirements below highlight the various prerequisites needed to advance to each freestyle level.

Freestyle 1
Forward Inside Pivot
Two-Foot Spin
Forward Arabesque
Backward Edges – Backward Outside Edges and Backward Inside Edges
One-Half Flip
Waltz Jump
Program Duration: 1 ½ minutes

Freestyle 2
Ballet Jump
One-Half Toe Walley
One-Half Lutz
One-Foot Spin
2 x Forward Spirals
Dance Step Sequence
Program Duration: 1 ½ minutes

Freestyle 3
Backward Pivot
Salchow Jump
Change Foot Spin
Backward Spiral
Toe Loop Jump or Toe Walley Jump
Dance Step Sequence

Freestyle 4
Flip Jump
Loop Jump
Sit Spin
One-Half Loop Jump
2 x Backward Spiral (different feet)
Dance Step Sequence
Program Duration: 2 minutes

Freestyle 5
Lutz Jump
Axel Jump
Camel Spin
Combination Spin
Fast Back Scratch Spin
Dance Step Sequence
Program Duration: 2 minutes

 
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