According to the Technical Panel Handbooks, Singles and Pairs,
There is no required pattern, but a Step or Choreographic Sequence must fully utilize the ice surface. It must be visible and identifiable and should be performed by using almost the full ice surface either in it length from short barrier to short barrier (e.g. straight line, serpentine or similar shape) or twice in its width from long barrier to long barrier (e.g. circle, oval or similar shape). Failure to achieve the above description will result in no value.
- Does this description mean that Step and Choreographic Sequences must start and/or finish at the barrier?
- Can the Step and Choreographic Sequence have a shape of 2 straight lines going from a long barrier to the opposite long barrier and back to the original long barrier?
- No, it only means that the final shape of a Step and Choreographic Sequence must be as described above. A Sequence can start and/or finish anywhere on the ice surface. In case of a circle/oval/similar shape the skater(s) must just reach the line parallel to the long barrier where the Sequence had started in order for the Sequence to be confirmed (have a value).
- Yes, the final shape of a Step and Choreographic Sequence can be the 2 straight lines described above. The points close to the original barrier can be the same or different. As in 1), it’s not compulsory to start and/or finish the Sequence at the barrier.
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Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution
ISU Communication 1790
26 Apr 2013
Single & Pair Skating - Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution