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    Question Skate Canada: Gold Freeskate

    This message is to anyone who can help me out! I've recently started to consider returning to figure skating after being off the ice for 5 years, and I'm looking at doing my gold freeskate test (I already have the elements part). So I was wondering if anyone out there could direct me to a website that has the requirements for the gold freeskate test program, i'd really appreciate it! I can't login to the Members Only area of skate canada because I am currently not registered with a club, because I still haven't decided to pursue it or not!

    Thanks!

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    The Minto Club has them posted here. Good luck in passing the test!

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    Thank you!

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    program requirements

    For your gold freeskate program,

    With the new rule changes all that is required is a well balanced program,
    double axle, and a triple jump.
    and i believe minimum of 12 rev's per spin.

    :D

    oh and of course a 4 min program for ladies, 4:30 for men. haha

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    I don't think you need any triples for the gold freeskate. Unless it's a new requirement this year.

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    I didn't even know that the double Axel was required... I saw double Lutz or double Axel. Maybe those are the requirements for the Senior Competitive Freeskate Singles Test...

    Kypma

    At any rate, good luck CosmicTears! Keep us updated

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    Senior Competitive freeskate now requires a double axel and a triple jump OR two triple jumps - and as of October 1 - is judged based on the ISU CoP system. There is now minimum mark for component scores and a maximum -GOE that can be achieved on the required jumps.

    The Gold freeskate test is now divided into two separate parts. If you have your gold elements - you now have your Gold Elements. Beleive it or not - a skater can do just elements from preliminary to gold and never skate a program - but still earn their Gold elements!

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    they've been divided into program and elements for awhile now, as long as i've been skating anyways. I didn't know that you could take the elements of a higher test without first passing both the elements & program of all previous tests. My club won't let people do this, but is it fine by skate canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver.blades View Post
    they've been divided into program and elements for awhile now, as long as i've been skating anyways. I didn't know that you could take the elements of a higher test without first passing both the elements & program of all previous tests. My club won't let people do this, but is it fine by skate canada?
    Yes - your club should be required to allow you to test just your elements or program part of a freeskate test-----ask them again and if they refuse, someone hasn't read the new Skate Canada rules!

    Physically the freeskate tests have been divided into part 1: elements and part 2: program - for a long time. Sort of an A & B = complete test. Must have passed both parts in order to proceed to the next test.

    However, the new change a couple of years ago was the splitting of the elements into one stream and the program into another.....the two parts are no longer connected. So a skater can do only elements without ever doing a program, and complete their Gold elements.

    Since competitions often state 'must have passed no higher than complete _____test' - many coaches are having their skaters test up a couple of levels in elements only, so that they can still compete at the much lower level.

    But more motivating, is the fact that test skaters without a lot of ice time, can work on just the elements portion of say, their junior bronze or senior silver freeskate - and pass it one season, then work on the program the next if they want. Or if a skater never wants to do elements - just work on programs only.
    Last edited by redhotcoach; 10-27-2007 at 10:37 AM. Reason: options

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