The following are the Well Balanced Program Criteria for Adult competitions for 2006-2007. This information has been created based on a survey of similar Adult event criteria and test requirements for each level. Skaters and coaches are reminded that these are maximum numbers and that there is no penalty for not completing the maximum number allowed. Elements beyond the maximum will not be considered for points in CPC, or subject to a deduction under 6.0. A formal review of test criteria will take place in order to better manage these criteria in relation to current rules, competitive program structure and figure skating terms.


ADULT FREE SKATING

Adult Bronze Free Skating

A maximum program time of 2 min 40 sec. Program time may be shorter.

TEST: Must not have passed the complete Junior Bronze Free Skate test.

Competitors must perform a well balanced program that must contain:
Maximum four (4) jump elements composed of single jumps.
o Axels, double or triple jumps are not permitted.
o There can be a maximum of two (2) different jumps repeated
o These jumps may be repeated as individual jumps and in jump combinations and sequences.
o Maximum of two (2) combinations or sequences.
Maximum two (2) different one position spins (i.e. upright spin, sit spin, camel spin).
o These required spins must have a minimum of 3 revolutions in position.
o If there is a change of foot, there must be 3 revolutions on each foot.
o Flying spins are not permitted
Men - Maximum one (1) step sequence utilizing at least one half of the ice surface.
Women - Maximum one (1) step or spiral sequence utilizing at least one half of the ice surface.

Adult Silver Free Skating

A maximum program time of 3 min 10 sec. Program time may be shorter.

TEST: Must have passed the complete Junior Bronze Free Skate test, but not the complete Senior Bronze Free Skate test.

Competitors must perform a well balanced program that must contain:
Maximum five (5) different single jump elements
o May include a single Axel jump. No double jumps or triple jumps are permitted.
o Any repeated jump must be in combination or sequence.
o No jump can be included more than twice and there can be a maximum of two (2) different jumps repeated.
o At least one jump combination or sequence must be included with a maximum of two (2) combinations or sequences
Maximum three (3) spins of a different nature (i.e. upright spin, sit spin, camel spin).
o One must be a spin combination (change of foot optional).
o These required spins must have a minimum of 3 revolutions in position.
o If there is a change of foot, there must be 3 revolutions on each foot.
Men - Maximum one (1) step sequence utilizing at least one half of the ice surface.
Women - Maximum one (1) step or spiral sequence utilizing at least one half of the ice surface.

Adult Gold Free Skating

A maximum program time of 3 min 40 sec. Program time may be shorter.

TEST: Must have passed the complete Senior Bronze Free Skate test, but not the complete Junior Silver Free Skate test.

Competitors must perform a well balanced program that must contain:
Maximum six (6) jump elements,
o May include an Axel jump, single and double jumps.
o Double jumps may include only double toe loop, double Salchow and/or double loop.
o Double flip, double Lutz, double axel or triple jumps are not permitted.
o No jump can be included more than twice and there can be a maximum of two (2) different jumps repeated.
o Any repeated jump must be in combination or sequence.
o At least one jump combination or sequence of jumps must be included.
o Maximum of two (2) combinations or sequences. One combo/sequence may have 3 jumps, others may only have 2 jumps.
Maximum three (3) spins of a different nature (i.e. upright spin, sit spin, camel spin).These required spins must have a minimum of 4 revolutions in position, and a spin combination which changes feet must have a minimum of 4 revolutions in position on each foot.
o One spin must be a combination (change of foot optional)
o One spin must be a flying spin
o One spin may be of any nature
Men - Maximum one (1) step sequence utilizing the full ice surface.
Women - Maximum one (1) step or spiral sequence utilizing the full ice surface.

Adult Masters Free Skating

A maximum program time of 4 min 10 sec. Program time may be shorter.

TEST: Must have passed the complete Junior Silver Free Skate test or higher. The Masters Free Skating event may be divided into more than one group if necessary depending on the level of entries received.

Competitors must perform a well balanced program that must contain:
Maximum seven (7) jump elements which must include an Axel jump and at least one combination or sequence of jumps.
o All jumps are permitted.
o Any repeated jump must be in combination or sequence
o One must be an Axel-type take off
o No jump can be included more than twice and there can be a maximum of three (3) different jumps repeated
o Maximum of three (3) combinations or sequences
Maximum three (3) spins of a different nature (i.e. upright spin, sit spin, camel spin) - These required spins must have a minimum of 4 revolutions in position, and a spin combination which changes feet must have a minimum of 4 revolutions in position on each foot.
o One spin must be a combination (change of foot optional)
o One spin must be a flying spin
o One spin may be of any nature
Men - Maximum one (1) step sequence utilizing the full ice surface.
Women - Maximum one (1) step or spiral sequence utilizing the full ice surface.

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