technical package star 1-gold

SINGLES FREE SKATING STAR 1

Element Assessment May not have passed any part of the Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test. Elements assessed to standard. Skaters may be grouped by age. No age restrictions.

8 Elements

1) Circle Stroking Exercise: Stroking (crosscuts) in same direction on a circle (1 round forward, 1 round backward). Draw for direction.

2) Three Jumps: a) Waltz Jump b) Single Salchow c) Single Toe Loop

3) Two Spins: a) Forward Upright spin b) Backward Upright spin

4) Forward Spiral Circles: Two spirals, one on each foot executed on a circle in the same direction. Skater chooses direction.

5) Creative Expression Routine (30 seconds – music provided by the Section, selection randomly chosen at competition – each flight to have a different music selection) Note: this is assessed as “completed” or “incomplete” only.

STAR 2

Compulsory Assessment Program May not have passed any part of the Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test. One program of a maximum 2:10 minutes in length. Individual elements plus Skating Skills and Performance assessed to standard. Skaters may be grouped by age. No age restrictions.

9 Elements

1) Five jump elements: a) Single Salchow b) Single Toe Loop c) Waltz Jump + Single Toe Loop Combination d) Single Loop e) Single Flip or Single Lutz

2) Two spins: a) Backward Upright spin b) Forward entry Sit spin or Camel spin. No change of foot, no flying entry, no variations of positions. Forward Upright spin is not permitted.

3) Forward Spiral Sequence: Two forward spirals with one spiral on each foot. Positions must be unsupported and on either an inside or outside edge.

4) Forward Turn Sequence: Forward Outside Three turn + backward crosscut + backward inside choctaw (i.e. step-forward); executed four times.

STAR 3 Free Skating Program

May not have passed the any part of the Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test. One program of 2:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Individual elements plus Skating Skills, Performance, and Interpretation assessed to standard. Skaters may be grouped by age. No age restrictions.

8 Elements

1) Five jump elements: a) All single jumps permitted including single axel. No double jumps permitted. b) Must include at least 5 different types of single jumps, one of which must be an axel type (waltz and single axel are the same type) c) Must include a single loop + single loop combination. d) Maximum 1 additional jump combination. Maximum two jumps in a combination. e) Jump Sequences are not permitted. f) No jump may be included more than twice. g) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination.

2) Two spins: a) Must include Backward Upright spin b) Must include a combination spin that must include at least one camel and one sit position and commence with a forward entry. No flying entry, no variations of positions. Change of foot optional.

3) Forward Spiral Sequence: A sequence of two forward spirals; one spiral on each foot, unsupported position; on either inside or outside edge.

STAR 4 Free Skating Program

May not have passed the any part of the Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test. One program of 2:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Individual elements plus Skating Skills, Performance, and Interpretation assessed to standard and ranked. Three age categories may be used should numbers warrant: U10, U13 and 13&O.

8 Elements

1) Five jump elements: a) All single jumps permitted including single axel*. No double jumps permitted. b) Must include at least 5 different types of single jumps, one of which must be an axel type (waltz and axel are considered the same type). c) Must include a single loop + single loop combination. d) Maximum 1 additional jump combination. Maximum two jumps in a combination. e) Jump Sequences are not permitted. f) No jump may be included more than twice. g) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination. *Only single axels that are completed with full rotation will receive a bonus in STAR 4. This bonus will apply even if the element has any quality errors (e.g. fall) so long as the full rotation requirement has been met. A maximum of 2 bonuses are applied per program.

2) Two spins: a) Must include Backward Upright spin b) Must include a combination spin that must include at least one camel and one sit position and commence with a forward entry. No flying entry, no variations of positions. Change of foot optional.

3) Forward Spiral Sequence: A sequence of two forward spirals; one spiral on each foot, unsupported position; on either inside or outside edge.

STAR 5 Free Skating Program

May NOT have passed any part of the Junior Silver (STAR 8) Free Skate test. One program of 2:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Star 5 will be scored using CPC and skaters will be ranked. Four Program Components will be assessed: Skating Skills, Transitions, Performance and Interpretation. Three age categories may be used should numbers warrant: U10, U13 and 13&O.

8 Elements

1) Maximum five jump elements: a) Maximum two double jumps. Double jumps cannot be included in combinations and cannot be repeated. b) Must include at least one single axel. c) Maximum 2 jump combinations. Maximum two jumps in combinations. d) Jump Sequences are not permitted. e) No jump may be included more than twice. f) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination.

2) Maximum 2 spins. All spins will be called no higher than Level B. a) One Sit Spin or Camel spin. Flying entry optional; no change of foot, no variations of positions. b) One Combination spin. No flying entry and no variations of positions; change of foot optional.

3) Maximum one spiral sequence. Spiral sequence shall be called no higher than Level B.

STAR 6

MUST have passed the complete STAR 5 free skate test. One free program of 2:30 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

8 Elements

1) Maximum of five jump elements: a) Must include at least one single axel. b) Must include at least one double jump (No higher than Double Lutz). c) Maximum two combinations. One combination jump must include a Toe Loop as the 2nd jump and one must include a Loop as the 2nd jump. Maximum two jumps in combinations. d) Jump Sequences are not permitted. e) No jump may be included more than twice. f) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination.

2) Maximum of two spins. All spins shall be called no higher than Level B. a) One spin must be a combination spin with change of foot. Difficult variations may be attempted. No flying entry. b) One sit spin or camel spin with only one position and no change of foot. No difficult variations may be attempted. Flying entry optional.

3) Maximum one step sequence or spiral sequence. All step/spiral sequences shall be called no higher than Level B.

STAR 7

MUST have passed the complete STAR 5 free skate test. One short program of 2:20 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

6 Elements

1) Maximum of three Jump Elements: a) One single axel. b) One double jump. c) One combination jump (must include at least one double jump). Maximum two jumps in combinations. The axel and solo jump may not be repeated.

2) Maximum of two Spins. All spins shall be called no higher than Level B. a) One Combination spin with only one change of foot. No flying entry. b) One Flying Sit or Flying Camel spin.

3) Maximum One Step Sequence. Step sequence shall be called no higher than Level B.

STAR 8

MUST have passed the complete STAR 5 free skate test. One free program of 3:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

10 Elements

1) Maximum of six jump elements: a) Must include at least one single axel. b) Must include at least two different double jumps. c) Maximum three combinations or sequences. Maximum two jumps in combinations. d) No jump may be included more than twice. e) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination or sequence.

2) Maximum of three spins. All spins shall be called no higher than Level B. a) One spin must be a combination spin with change of foot. b) One spin must be a flying spin in one position with no change of foot. c) One spin of any nature.

3) Maximum one choreographic sequence.

STAR 9

MUST have passed the complete STAR 5 free skate test. One short program of 2:20 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

6 Elements

1) Maximum of three jump elements: a) One single axel or double axel. b) One double jump. Double axel may not be repeated. c) One combination jump (must include two double jumps). Maximum two jumps in combinations. The axel and solo jumps may not be repeated.

2) Maximum of two spins. All spins called no higher than Level

3. a) One Combination spin with only one change of foot. No flying entry. b) Spin of one position. May include one change of foot. No flying entry.

4) Maximum one step sequence. Step sequence shall be called no higher than Level 3.

STAR 10

MUST have passed the complete Junior Silver Free Skate (STAR 8) test. One free program of 3:00 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

10 Elements

1) Maximum of six jump elements: a) Must include at least one single axel or double axel. b) Must include at least three different double jumps. c) Maximum three combinations or sequences. Maximum two jumps in combinations. d) No jump may be included more than twice. e) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination or sequence.

2) Maximum of three spins, all levels called. a) One spin must be a combination spin with change of foot. b) One spin must be flying spin in one position with no change of foot. c) One spin of any nature.

3) Maximum one choreographic sequence.

Gold

MUST have passed the complete Junior Silver (STAR 8) free skate test. One free program of 3:30 minutes in length (+/- 10 seconds). Skaters may be grouped by age if numbers warrant.

11 Elements

1) Maximum of seven jump elements: a) Must include at least one single axel or double axel. b) Must include at least four different double jumps. c) Of all triples, only 2 may be repeated. d) Maximum three combinations or sequences. One jump combination may contain three jumps. Maximum two jumps in other jump combinations. e) No jump may be included more than twice. f) A repeated jump must be executed as part of a jump combination or sequence.

2) Maximum of three spins, all levels called. a) One spin must be a combination with change of foot. b) Flying Camel or Flying Sit Spin. No change of foot. c) One spin of any nature.

3) Maximum one step sequence.

ARTISTIC

Background Artistic programs are designed by the skater and/or coach and focus on the skater’s ability to develop performance, creativity and interpretation. Artistic programs combine skating skills such as turns, edges, and field movements, with creative spins and the ability to project emotion and artistry. Programs must include required content for the purpose of enhancing the skater’s interpretation and musicality. The focus of the required elements is on their quality, creativity, and ability to enhance the program rather than for their technical difficulty. Movements should not be merely a collection of pleasing or spectacular moves assembled to popular music for the purpose of entertaining an audience (exhibition/show program).

Skaters must wear simple black attire for Artistic events. This may include pants, skirt, dress, leggings, etc. with no excessive beading or design. Attire that is not black, simple in nature, or theatrical will be penalized by deduction. The rationale for this simple attire is to ensure the focus is on the skater’s performance, moves and interpretation to the music without the distraction or leading nature of a costume or attire that may be theatrical in nature. Program requirements & Event procedures Artistic events consist of four levels of competition.


STAR 5

Skater MUST have completed the STAR 4 Skills assessment or Introductory Interpretive test.

1. Choreographic Step Sequence

2. Field Movement Sequence or Spiral Sequence

3. Choreographic Spin One Artistic program maximum of 2:10 minutes in length

STAR 7

May have passed the STAR 5 Artistic assessment or Bronze Interpretive test but no higher.

1. Choreographic Step Sequence

2. Field Movement Sequence

3. Choreographic Spin

STAR 9

May have passed the STAR 7 Artistic assessment or Silver Interpretive test but no higher.

1. Choreographic Step Sequence

2. Field Movement Sequence

3. Choreographic Spin

Gold

May have passed the Gold Artistic assessment or Gold Interpretive test.

1. Choreographic Step Sequence

2. Field Movement Sequence or 360 Degree Field Movement

3. Choreographic Spin One Artistic program maximum of 2:40 minutes in length


Technical requirements for required content elements and related Grade of Execution (GOE) criteria is provided in the STAR Competition – Standards for Assessment Guide.

SHOWCASE

Background Showcase programs are designed by the skaters and/or coach and focus on the skater’s ability to entertain an audience through use of theatrics or artistic abilities. Programs may tell a story, create a mood or have an obvious theme. Costumes and props are permitted within the restrictions. Showcase Program requirements & Event procedures Showcase events consist of four levels of competition and may be offered in Singles, Group or Production

Level Competition format

Showcase 1 Assessed to Standard

Showcase 2 Assessed to Standard

Showcase 3 CPC Judging

Showcase 4 CPC Judging


Number of Skaters Showcase event

1 Individual Showcase

2-6 Group Showcase

7 or more Production Showcase


Event

Showcase 1

Free Skate assessment but no higher complete test

One program maximum of 1:00 minutes in length


Showcase 2

Skaters may have passed the complete STAR 5 Free Skate assessment but no higher than the complete Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test

One program maximum of 1:30 minutes in length

Showcase 3

Skaters may have passed the complete Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test but no higher than the complete Junior Silver (STAR 8) Free Skate test

One program maximum of 2:00 minutes in length

Showcase 4

Skaters may have passed the complete Junior Silver (STAR 8) Free Skate test or higher

One program maximum of 2:30 minutes in length

Program content requirements and event procedures for all levels are as follows:

 Theatrical costumes and hand props are permitted. Feathers and boas of any type are not permitted.

 Vocal music is permitted.

 A maximum of 1 minute will be permitted prior to each performance for the skater(s) to warm-up and set-up any props as necessary.

 All single jumps are permitted. Jumps of any higher rotation will be subject to an illegal element violation if included.

 Group and/or Production events: o Group routines must have between two and six skaters. All participants must wear skates.

o Production routines must have seven or more skaters. All participants must wear skates. o Program should not resemble a Synchronized Skating program. Use of team formations and manoeuvers should be limited. o Lifts and throws of any kind are not permitted. Inclusion of such elements will be subject to an illegal element violation.

Assessment to Standard The panel shall be composed of three judges, one of which will be designated as the Referee. The panel will assess each program in three Program Components: Skating Skills, Performance, and Interpretation. Standards are outlined in the STAR Competition Standards for Assessment Guide.

CREATIVE IMPROV

Background Creative Improv programs are designed only by the skater with minimal preparation. Creative Improv tests the skater’s ability to quickly interpret a given piece of music and entertain the audience. Creative Improv Program requirements & Event procedures Creative Improv programs are offered in a singles format and are designed only by the skater with minimal preparation. There is no coaching permitted for these events.

Level Competition format

Creative Improv 1 Assessed to Standard

Creative Improv 2 Assessed to Standard

Creative Improv 3 CPC Judging

Creative Improv 4 CPC Judging


Event

Creative Improv 1

Skaters may have passed the complete STAR 3 Free Skate assessment but no higher complete test

Program maximum of 45 seconds in length

Creative Improv 2

Skaters may have passed the complete STAR 5 Free Skate assessment but no higher than the complete Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test

Program maximum of 45 seconds in length

Creative Improv 3

Skaters may have passed the complete Senior Bronze (STAR 6) Free Skate test but no higher than the complete Junior Silver (STAR 8) Free Skate test

Program maximum of 1:00 minute in length

Creative Improv 4

Skaters may have passed the complete Junior Silver (STAR 8) Free Skate test or higher

Program maximum of 1:00 minute in length


Program content requirements and event procedures for all levels are as follows:

 Should entry numbers exceed the size of one warm-up group (i.e. eight skaters), the entries will be divided into separate flights, each of which will be its own separate event.

 A different music selection must be used for every event so that no skater has the advantage or disadvantage of skating to music already used in the competition.

 All the skaters in a given flight for an event are presented with a pre-selected piece of music by the Technical Representative prior to the warm-up. All skaters in the flight for that event will perform to the same musical selection.

 Skaters will listen to the music twice off-ice in a designated area (i.e. dressing room) and once on-ice during the warm-up period.

 Skaters are then kept in a sound-proof dressing room until it is their turn to perform.

 Simple skating attire is required.

 All single jumps are permitted. Jumps of any higher rotation will be subject to an illegal element violation if included.


Assessment to Standard The panel shall be composed of three judges, one of which will be designated as the Referee. The panel will assess each program in three Program Components: Skating Skills, Performance, and Interpretation. Standards are outlined in the STAR Competition Standards for Assessment Guide.

ELEMENT EVENTS

Background Element events are an opportunity for skaters to perform free skate elements in a competition format without the constraints of a performance or musical interpretation associated with the use of music. Skaters are able to focus on proper technique and quality while challenging themselves to attempt more difficult elements. Program requirements & Event procedures Element events consist of progressive levels beginning at STAR 2 up to Gold. STAR 2 and 3 will be conducted in an Assessment to Standard format. STAR 4 and higher events will be conducted in an Assessment to Standard with ranking format. Entry for Element events is consistent with Free Skate events and skaters may skate up one level if they choose.

 Each skater will perform 4 elements in isolation in the order listed for their level of competition.

 Each element may only be attempted once.

 All skaters will perform element 1, before performing element 2, and so on.

 STAR 2 to STAR 6 events will use half-ice to perform their elements. STAR 7 to Gold events will use full ice.

 Spins will not be assigned levels and will be assessed on quality only.

STAR 2

Loop Jump

Waltz/Toe Loop Combination

Backward Upright Spin*

Forward Spiral Sequence*

STAR 3

Flip Jump

oop/Loop Combination

Combination Spin*

Forward Spiral Sequence*

STAR 4

Axel

Lutz/Loop Combination

Combination Spin*

Forward Spiral Sequence*

STAR 5

Axel

Jump Combination*

Combination Spin*

Spiral Sequence*

STAR 6

Axel

Any Double Jump

Flying Spin*

Spiral Sequence*

STAR 7/8

Any Double Jump

Jump Combination*

One Position Spin*

Spiral Sequence*

STAR 9/10

Any Double Jump (Double Loop or higher)

Jump Combination*

Flying Spin*

Bonus Element*

Gold

Any Double Jump (Double Flip or higher)

Jump Combination*

Flying Combination Spin*

Bonus Element*

Open** (STAR 6 or higher)

Any double jump

Jump Combination*

Flying Spin*

Bonus Element*