Levels on Instruction

Each level introduces new skills and techniques, encouraging skaters to advance while having fun in a healthy and social environment. The list below includes the current required maneuvers for all level testing.

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Beginning 2
& Pre Alpha

  • 2 Foot Glide
  • One Foot Glide
    (left & right)
  • 3 Forward Swizzles
  • 3 backward Wiggles
  • 3 Backward Swizzles
  • Two Foot Glide Across Ice
  • Left Foot One Foot Glide
  • Right Foot One Foot Glide
  • 6 Forward Swizzles
  • 6 Backward Swizzles
  • 6 Backward Wiggles



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Alpha 1 & 2

  • Beginning Stroke
  • 3 Forward Crossovers
    (left over right)
  • 3 Forward Crossovers
    (right over left)
  • Beginning Snowplow Stop
  • 6 Forward Strokes
  • 6 Forward Crossovers
    (left over right)
  • 6 Forward Crossovers
    (right over left)
  • One Foot Snowplow Stop





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Beta 1 & 2

  • Beginning Back Stroking
  • 3 Back Crossovers
    (left over right)
  • 3 Back Crossovers
    (right over left)
  • Beginning T Stop 
  • 6 Backward Strokes
  • 6 Backward Crossovers
    (left over right)
  • 6 Back ward Crossovers
    (right over left)
  • Complete T Stop



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Gamma 1 & 2

  • Right Forward Outside 2-ft 3 Turn 
  • Left Forward Outside
    2-ft 3 Turn 
  • Beginning Right Forward Inside Mohawk
  • Beginning Left Forward Inside Mohawk
  • Right Forward Outside 3 Turn 
  • Left Forward Outside 3 Turn 
  • Right Forward Inside Mohawk Combination
  • Left Forward Inside Mohawk Combination
  • Complete Hockey Stop

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Delta 1 & 2

  • Right Forward Inside
    2-ft 3 Turn
  • Left Forward Inside
    2-ft 3 Turn
  • 2 Forward Outside Edges
  • 2 Forward Inside Edges
  • Beginning Lunge
  • Beginning Bunny Hop
  • Right Forward Inside 3 Turn
  • Left Forward Inside 3 Turn
  • 4 Forward Outside Edges
  • 4 Forward Inside Edges
  • Lunge
  • Bunny Hop






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Beginning Freestyle
1 & 2

  • FI Pivot - 1 revolution
  • 2-ft. Spin - 3 revolutions
  • Forward Arabesque 
  • Backward Edges (outside, inside)
  • One-Half Flip - 2-ft Landing
  • Waltz Jump
  • Ballet Jump
  • Beginning Waltz jump/Tap, Toe/3-turn/1/2 flip jump
  • Beginning Ballet Jump
  • One-Half Lutz Jump
  • One Foot Spin - 3 revoluitions
  • Two Forward Arabesques
  • Dance Step Sequences


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Bronze Freestyle

  • Any two different jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • One additional jump combination with any two jumps from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different spins or spin combinations from Freestyle 1-3 levels
  • Two different arabesques – can be forward and/or backward on different feet and/or different edges. (Cannot be two backward arabesques on different feet.)
  • Dance step sequence – either the Freestyle 2 or Freestyle 3 dance step sequence or at least 10 steps of the skater’s own design.

Program Contact:

Janice Forbes, Figure Skating Program Coordinator
(253) 798-4045  |  email


Location:

Sprinker Recreation Center
14824 "C" Street S, Tacoma, WA 98444 (map)