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Part 2: Standards and Diagrams - Senior Bronze

SENIOR BRONZE FORWARD BRACKETS - STANDARDS

Opening Steps: 0
1st Side:

Two repetitions of:
1 LFO Bracket (6 beats)
1 RBO/LBI Crosscut (2 beats)
1 RFO Bracket (6 beats)
1 LBO/RBI Crosscut (2 beats)

  • Accurate edges are required in 3 of the 4 bracket turns.
  • Entry and exit of the brackets may be quite shallow.
  • Assess musicality on the basis of two measures of music for each bracket + crosscut.
  • This section utilizes 8 measures of music.

1st End:

1 LFO/RFI Crosscut (4 beats)
1 LFO/RBO Mohawk (2 beats)
1 XF-Hip Twist (4 beats)
1 XF-LBI Edge (2 beats)
1 RFI/LBI Mohawk (2 beats)
1 Hip Twist (4 beats)
1 XF-RBI Edge (2 beats)
1 LFO Arabesque (4 beats)

  • This section utilizes 4 measures of music and the pattern may be quite shallow.
  • Assess on the basis of flow and agility.

2nd Side:

Two repetitions of:
1 RFI Bracket (6 beats)
1 XF-LBI Edge (1 beat)
1 RFO Edge (1 beat)
1 LFI Bracket (6 beats)
1 XF-RBI Edge (1 beat)
1 LFO Edge (1 beat)

  • Accurate edges are required in 3 of the 4 bracket turns.
  • Entry and exit of brackets may be quite shallow.
  • This section utilizes 8 measures of music.

2nd End:

1 RFI/LBI Mohawk (2 beats)
1 RBO Three Turn/Mohawk (4 beats)
1 RBO Edge (2 beats)
1 LBO Three Turn/Mohawk (4 beats)
1 LBO/RFI Choctaw (2 beats)

  • Assess on the basis of power and strong lobes.

Concluding Steps:

1 LFO/RFI Crosscut (2 beats)
1 LFI Arabesque (4 beats)
1 LFI One-Foot Side Stop (right toe behind) (2 beats)

  • Strong forward inside edge must be demonstrated.

 

Original Diagram attached

 

SENIOR BRONZE POWER CIRCLES II – STANDARDS
(lengthwise)

Each circle has 7 crosscuts:

1 Long (8 beats)
2 Medium (4 beats each)
4 Short (2 beats each)

Crosscut Order is:

1st Circle: LFO/RFI
2nd Circle: LBO/RBI
3rd Circle: RBO/LBI
4th Circle: RFO/LFI

Transition Steps (4 beats each) are:

1st to 2nd Circle: LFO/RBI Choctaw
2nd to 3rd Circle: LBOI Change of Edge
3rd to 4th Circle: RBO/LFI Choctaw

Skater must demonstrate:

  • Power from the blade
  • Good posture
  • Accurate pacing
  • Edge quality in transition steps is of secondary importance to crosscut technique.

Note:

  • Steps are identical to Power Circles I.
  • Pattern is skated lengthwise in the rink.
  • Circles must be approximately 40 feet (12.2 metres) in diameter.
  • Hockey circle may not be used.

 

Original Diagram attached

 

 

Original Diagram attached

 

SENIOR BRONZE EXPANDING EXERCISE - STANDARDS

Opening Steps: 2 [1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (4 beats)]

Opening Circle:

1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (4 beats)
1 RFO Sustained Edge (8 beats)
Free leg behind – 4 counts
Free leg in front – 4 counts

Transition:

1 XF-LFI Edge (2 beats)
1 RFOI Change of Edge/Bracket (6 beats)

2nd Circle:

1 RBO Pivot (2 beats)
2 LFO/RFI Crosscuts (8 beats)
1 LFO Sustained Edge (8 beats)
Free leg behind – 4 counts
Free leg in front – 4 counts

Transition:

1 XF-RFI Edge (2 beats)
1 LFOI Change of Edge/Bracket (6 beats)

3rd Circle + Concluding Steps

1 LBO Pivot (12 beats)
1 RF Straight Step (4 beats)
1 LFO T-Stop (4 beats)

Skater must demonstrate:

  • Power from the blade
  • Edge quality and extension in the sustained edge
  • Edge control of the bracket and pivot (approximately one revolution)
  • Musicality – Accurate use of the measures of music, particularly the main features:
    • Sustained edge – 2 measures
    • Transition – 2 measures
    • Pivot – 2 measures

Note:

  • Opening circle is approximately 30 feet (9 metres) in diameter
  • Utilization of the full ice surface for the entire exercise
  • The pivot must be started without the free toe dragging behind. However, the toe may drag after approximately 4 beats into the pivot with the weight being placed onto the toe foot just before the transfer of weight onto the next forward step. The motion from the pivot into the start of the left side should be continuous.

 

Original Diagram attached

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