**CLASS A**

**PRE-CHICKS ** Girls and Boys (born 2009 and younger)

CHICKS A Girls and Boys (born 2007/2008)

Free Program: **2:00** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum of four (4) jump elements:
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences. Jump combinations may consist of only two (2) jumps. Jump combination may
**NOT** consist of three (3) jumps

- Two (2) spins of different nature. Each of them must be minimum of three (3) revolutions.
- One (1) Step sequence.

Axel and double jumps are not alowed.

**CHICKS “AXEL”** Girls and Boys (born 2007/2008)

Free Program: **2:00** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum of four (4) jump elements:
- at least one (1) jump element must be 1A
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences. Jump combinations may consist of only two (2) jumps. Jump combination may
**NOT** consist of three (3) jumps.

- Two (2) spins of different nature. Each of them must be minimum of three (3) revolutions.
- One (1) Step sequence.

**CUBS A** Girls and Boys (born 2005/2006)

Free Program: **2:30** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum of four (4) jump elements — at least one (1) Axel type jump:
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences — only one jump combination may consist of three (3) jumps.

- Two (2) spins of different nature:
- there must be one (1) spin combination (with one (1) change of foot and at least one (1) change of position; 3+3 revolutions),
- one spin is optional, minimum of three (3) revolutions.

- One (1) Step sequence.

**NB!** Additional information.

- In all categories listed above the following three (3) components are judged in the second mark:
- Skating skills;
- Transitions;
- Performance, program composition, music interpretation.

The factor for the Program Components is:
- for boys 2.0,
- for girls 1.7.

- The level of spins and step sequences cannot be higher than 2. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.
- Evaluation is in accordance with ISU Comm. 1790 and additions related to this document.
- Any jump with the same name may be repeated only twice including Axel type jumps.
- Jump sequence may consist of any number of jumps, but only two (2) most difficult jumps will be counted. Two jump sequences with the same abbreviation are not alowed.
- Time violation — 0.5 point deduction for every 5 seconds in excess.
- Falls — 0.5 point deduction for every fall.
- In the categories Chicks A, Chicks “Axel” A and Cubs A there will
**NOT** be a higher coefficient for jumps on the second half of the program.

**BASIC NOVICE A** (ISU communication 1947)

Free Skating **2:30** min ±10 sec.

Age requirements:

- has reached at least the age of ten (10) before July 1st preceding the event,
- has not reached the age of thirteen (13) before July 1st preceding the event.

- Maximum of 4 jump elements for Girls and Boys:
- one of which must be an Axel type jump,
- there may be up to two (2) jump combinations or sequences. Jump combinations can contain only two (2) jumps. A jump sequence can contain any number of jumps, but only two most difficult jumps will be counted. Triple jumps are
**NOT** permitted.

- There must be a maximum of two (2) spins of a different nature (abbreviation):
- one of which must be a spin combination with or without change of foot (minimum of eight (8) revolutions in total) and
- one spin with no change of position and with or without change of foot (minimum of eight (8) revolutions in total). Flying entry is allowed on both spins.

- There must be a maximum:
- for Girls one (1) choreographic sequence which includes at least one (1) spiral position at least three (3) seconds long. The sequence will have a fixed Base value and evaluated in GOE only,
- for Boys maximum of one (1) step sequence without Level value. The sequence will have a fixed Base value and evaluated in GOE only.

The Program Components are only judged in:

- Skating Skills;
- Performance/Execution.

The Factor of the Program Components is 2.5.

Levels explanations:

In all elements which are subject to Levels, only features up to Level 2 will be counted. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.

**BASIC NOVICE B** (ISU communication 1947)

Free Skating: **3:00** min ±10 sec.

Age requirements:

- has reached at least the age of thirteen (13) before July 1st preceding the event,
- has not reached the age of fifteen (15) before July 1st preceding the event.

A well balanced Free Skating program for boys and girls must contain:

- Maximum of 5 jump elements for Girls and 6 jump elements for Boys:
- one of which must be an Axel type jump,
- there may be up to two (2) jump combinations or sequences. A jump combination can contain only two (2) jumps. A jump sequence can contain any number of jumps, but only two most difficult jumps will be counted,
- only two (2) jumps with two and a half (2 ½) or more revolutions can be repeated either in a jump combination or in a jump sequence.

- There must be a maximum of two (2) spins of a different nature:
- one of which must be a spin combination (minimum of eight (8) revolutions with change of foot or minimum six (6) revolutions without change of foot) and
- one a flying spin or a spin with a flying entrance (minimum of eight (8) revolutions in total.)

Flying entry is allowed on both spins.

- There must be a maximum:
- for Girls and Boys one (1) step sequence fully utilizing the ice surface. The sequence will receive Level feature and will also be evaluated in GOE.

The Program Components are only judged in:

- Skating Skills;
- Performance/Execution;
- Interpretation.

The Factor of the Program Components is:

- for boys 2.0,
- for girls 1.7.

Levels explanations:

in all elements which are subject to Levels, only features up to Level 2 will be counted. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.

**ADVANCED NOVICE** Girls and Boys (ISU comm. 1947.)

Advanced Novice category will be held in accordance with ISU Technical Rules Single & Pair skating

2014, ISU Communication 1886 and all respective ISU Communications.

Short program girls and boys max. 2:30 min

Free skating girls 3:00 min, +/- 10 sec

Free skating boys 3:30 min, +/- 10 sec

Age requirements:

- has reached at least the age of ten (10) before July 1st preceding the event,
- has not reached the age of fifteen (15) before July 1st preceding the event.

A well balanced Free Skating program for Boys and Girls must contain:

- Maximum 6 jump elements for Girls and 7 jump elements for Boys, one of which must be an Axel type jump.

- There may be up to two (2) jump combinations or sequences. A jump combination can contain only two (2) jumps. A jump sequence can contain any number of jumps, but only two most difficult jumps will be counted. Only two (2) jumps with two and a half (2 ½) revolutions or more can be repeated either in a jump combination or in a jump sequence.

- There must be a maximum of two (2) spins of a different nature:

- one of which must be a spin combination (minimum of eight (8) revolutions; Flying entry is not allowed) and
- one a flying spin or a spin with a flying entrance (minimum of six (6) revolutions).

- There must be a maximum of one (1) step sequence.

Levels explanations:

In all elements which are subject to Levels, only features up to Level 3 will be counted. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.

The Program Components are only judged in:

- Skating Skills;
- Transitions;
- Performance/Execution;
- Interpretation.

The factor for the Program Components is:

- Short Program: for boys 0.9, for girls 0.8;
- Free Skating: for boys 1.8, for girl 1.6.

**JUNIOR A **Ladies and Men

In accordance with ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules for Single and Pair Skating 2012:

Single Skating Short Program — ISU Rule nr. 511,

Single Skating Free Program — ISU Rule nr. 512.

Judging is based on criteria listed in ISU Comm. 1790 and additions related to this document.

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## CLASS B

**CUBS B** Girls and Boys (born 2005/2006)

Free program: **2:30** min ±10 sec

- Maximum four (4) jump elements:
- at least one (1) and maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences,
- only one (1) jump combination may consist of three (3) jumps.

- Maximum two (2) spins of different nature, each of them must be minimum of three (3) revolutions.
- Step sequence.

Axel Paulsen and one (1) double jump are permitted **NO MORE** than two (2) times.

**SPRINGS B** Girls and Boys (born 2003/2004)

Free program: **2:30** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum five (5) jump elements:
- one of which must be Axel type jump,
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences,
- only one (1) jump combination may consist of three (3) jumps.

- Three (3) spins of different nature minimum of three (3) revolutions.
- Step sequence.

Maximum 2 (two) different double jumps are allowed and they may be repeated two (2) times.

**NB!** Additional information:

- In all categories listed above the following three (3) components are judged in the second mark:
- Skating skills;
- Transitions;
- Performance, program composition, music interpretation.

The factor for the Program Components is:
- for boys 2.0,
- for girls 1.7.

- The level of spins and step sequences cannot be higher than 2. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.
- Evaluation is in accordance with ISU Comm. 1790 and additions related to this document.
- Any jump with the same name may be repeated only twice including Axel type jumps.
- Jump sequence may consist of any number of jumps, but only two (2) most difficult jumps will be counted. Two jump sequences with the same abbreviation are not alowed.
- Time violation — 0.5 point deduction for every 5 seconds in excess.
- Falls:
**Cubs B**— 0.25 point deduction for every fall. **Springs B** — 0.5 point deduction for every fall.

**NOVICE B** Girls and Boys

Free program only: **3:00** min ±10 sec.

Age requirements:

- has reached at least the age of ten (10) before July 1st preceding the event,
- has not reached the age of fifteen (15) before July 1st preceding the event.

- Maximum five (5) jump elements for girls and six (6) jump elements for boys:
- at least one (1) Axel type jump,
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences,
- a jump combinations may consist of only two (2) jumps,
- a jump sequence may consist of any number of jumps, but only two (2) most difficult jumps will be counted,
- any jump with the same name cannot be included more than two (2) times in total.

- Three (3) spins of different nature:
- one (1) spin combination (minimum of ten (10) revolutions),
- one flying spin min. of five (5) revolutions,
- one spin is optional with min. of five (5) revolutions.

- For Girls one (1) step sequence or one (1) spiral sequence consisting of max. two (2) spiral positions. The sequence (step or spiral) will have a fixed Base value and evaluated in GOE only. For Boys maximum of one (1) step sequence with a fixed Base value and evaluated in GOE only.

2A and Triple jumps are **NOT** allowed.

In this category the following three (3) components are judged in the second mark:

- Skating skills;
- Interpretation;
- Performance/Execution.

The level of spins and step sequences cannot be higher than 2. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.

The factor for the Program Components is:

- for boys 2.0,
- for girls 1.7.

**JUNIOR B** Ladies and Men (age same as Junior A)

Free program only: **3:00** min ±10 sec.

- 1. Maximum five (5) jump elements - at least one (1) Axel-type element:
- maximum two (2) jump combinations or jump sequences. One jump combination may consist of three jumps, the other of two jumps.

- Three (3) spins of different nature:
- one must be a spin combination with minimum of ten (10) revolutions - one must be a flying spin with minimum of six (6) revolutions,
- one spin is optional with minimum of six (6) revolutions.

- One Step sequence

The Program Components are judged in:

- Skating skills;
- Transition;
- Performance/execution;
- Music interpretation.

The Factor of the Program Components is:

- for boys 2.0,
- for girls 1.7.

The level of spins and step sequences cannot be higher than 3. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.

**PRE-YOUNG** Girls and Boys (born 2005 and younger)

Free program **2:00** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum five (5) jump elements:
- at least two (2) of them are solo jumps,
- at least one (1) and no more than three (3) are jump combinations or sequences.

only one (1) jump combination may consist of three (3) jumps.

- At least one (1) but not more than two (2) spins min. three (3) revolutions.
- Step sequence (2/3 cover of the ice), (straight line, circular or serpentine). Axel and double jumps are
**NOT** allowed!

**PRE-YOUNG 2003/2004** Girls and Boys (born 2003/2004)

Free program** 2:00** min ±10 sec.

- Maximum five (5) jump elements:
- at least two (2) of them are solo jumps,
- at least one (1) and no more than three (3) are jump combinations or sequences.

only one (1) jump combination may consist of three (3) jumps.

- At least one (1) but not more than two (2) spins min. three (3) revolutions.
- Step sequence (2/3 cover of the ice), (straight line, circular or serpentine). Axel and double jumps are
**NOT** allowed!

**YOUNG** Girls and Boys (born 2000-2002)

Free program 2:30 min ±10 sec.

- Maximum five (5) jump elements:
- at least two (2) of them are solo jumps,
- at least one (1) and no more than three (3) are jump combinations or sequences.

- At least one (1) but not more than two (2) spins min. four (4) revolutions.
- Step sequence (2/3 cover of the ice), (straight line, circular or serpentine.)

Maximum one (1) Axel and one (1) double jump are allowed, which may be repeated **ONLY** once in a jump combination/sequence.

**NB!** In the Pre-Young, Young categories the level of spins and step sequences cannot be higher than base level. Any additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the Technical Panel.