Below you will find descriptions of the different levels of skating we offer and what is required to achieve each level for both figure skating and power skating.

# Figure Skating Badges

## Pre-Beginner

- sitting down and getting up
- balance and posture
- falling down
- two foot jumping on the spot
- turning on the spot (both directions)
- forward skating across width of ice (alternate feet)

## Beginner

- left push-off (forward glide for three counts)
- right push-off (forward glide for three counts)
- step sequence (one count per step, minimum of six steps)
- half snowplow stop (left foot in)
- half snowplow stop (right foot in)
- upright two foot glide into half sitting glide
- backward two foot skating (L/R L/R or R/L R/L)

## Elementary

- two-foot spin (min of two rotations)
- left push-off, right glide for four count, left stop
- right push-off, left glide for four count, right stop
- forward two-foot glide on a curve
- forward one-foot glide on a curve
- backward two foot skating (eight consecutive push glide sequences)
- two-foot turn (forward to backward)
- two-foot turn (backward to forward)
- forward stroking across width of ice (two strokes per glide) with half snowplow stop
- slalom (forward in any manner)

## Basic

- Forward bunny hop (left or right foot)
- Forward circle thrusts (clockwise)
- Forward crosscuts- clockwise (minimum six consecutive)
- Two foot jump (forward to backward)
- LFO - LBI three turn
- RFO - RBI three turn
- Forward stroking across width of ice (four counts per glide) half snowplow stop
- Backward two-foot skating across width of ice (alternate push-glide sequence)

## Novice 1

- Forward spiral in a straight line - left foot
- Forward spiral in a straight line - right foot
- Backward one foot glide (four counts per glide, on alternate feet, minimum of four push-glide sequences)
- Backward half snowplow stop (LBI)
- Backward half snowplow stop (RBI)
- Two-foot jump - backwards and forwards
- LBI-RFI Mohawk
- RBI-LFI Mohawk
- Forward outside edge

## Novice 2

- Backward circle thrusts with RBO glide for two count- counter clockwise
- Backward cross cuts- counter clockwise, minimum of six consecutive
- Backward circle thrusts with LBO glide for two count- clockwise
- Backward crosscuts- clockwise minimum of six consecutive
- LBO-RFO Mohawk
- RBO-LFO Mohawk
- Waltz Jump
- Forward inside edges
- Slalom (edges or crosscuts, forwards and/or backwards)

## Novice 3

- LFO-LBI Three Jump
- RFO-RBI Three Jump
- Forward two-foot parallel side stop - left
- Forward two-foot parallel side stop - right
- Backward circle thrusts with LBO glide for four count - clockwise
- Backward outside edges
- Forward crosscuts/LFO-LBI three turn/backward crosscuts/RBO-LFO Mohawk on counter clockwise circle. Repeat minimum three times.
- Forward crosscuts/RFO-RBI three turn/backward crosscuts/LBO-RFO Mohawk on clockwise circle. Repeat minimum of three times.
- LFI-RBI Mohawk
- Forward cross cuts/RFI-LBI Mohawk/backward crosscuts/LBI-RFI Mohawk on a counter clockwise circle. Repeat a minimum of three times.

## Novice 4

- Backward inside edges
- LBO-LBI three turn/RBO edge on a counter clockwise circle. Repeat a minimum of four times
- RFO-RBI three trun/LBO edge on a clockwise circle. Repeat a minimum of four times
- LFI-LBO three turn
- RFI-RBO three turn
- LFI-LBO three jump
- RFI-RBO three jump
- Forward crosscuts in a figure 8 pattern
- Backward crosscuts in a figure 8 pattern

## Proficiency

- Forward outside edges
- Forward inside edges
- Backwards outside edges
- Backwards inside edges
- Forward stroking two laps (crosscuts at the ends) RFO-RBI three turn or LFI-RBI Mohawk/backwards stroking two laps (crosscuts at the ends) - clockwise
- Forward stroking two laps (crosscuts at the ends) LFO_LBI three turn or RFI-LBI Mohawk/backward stroking two laps (crosscuts at the ends) - counter clockwise

# Power Skating Badges

## Power 1

- stopping- any method
- forward two foot glide
- forward scrootch down
- forward double sculling
- forward stroking with reasonable speed
- jump over stick on ice- any method

## Power 2

- "v" push offs, both feet
- Forward one foot glides- straight line, both feet
- Forward running starts
- Backwards skating- initial standard
- Jump over stick on small pylons
- Stopping- facing each direction

## Power 3

- backward stop
- hockey stop- both directions, feet approaching parallel
- backward double sculling
- back one foot glides- both feet, straight line
- forward crosscuts- both directions
- jump over 2 consecutive hurdles
- Forward inside and outside glides one foot glides on circle- both directions

### Power 4

- forward running starts
- hockey stop -both directions -feet parallel
- slide start
- forward inside edges
- forward and backward Mohawks on circle turning to the inside- both directions
- backward Mohawk, turning to the outside

## Power 5

- Backward inside and outside one foot glides on a circle- both directions
- Backward crosscuts- both directions
- Forward outside edges
- Forward crosscuts to backward crosscuts drill on circle- both directions
- Hockey turns- both directions

## Power 6

- Backward inside edges - initial standard
- Backward outside edges - initial standard
- Forward sprint with crossover start
- Backward sprint with crossover start
- Fast forward and stopping on command
- Forward slalom
- Backward lateral motion

## Power 7

- Backward inside edges - advanced standard
- Backward outside edges - advanced standard
- Two foot jump over high hurdle
- Leap over high hurdle
- One foot mobility turns or three turns
- Hockey turns