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Part 2: Standards and Diagrams - Gold

GOLD COUNTERS AND THREE CHANGE THREES - STANDARDS

Opening Steps: 5 [3 Forward outside edges (2 beats each) + 1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (2 beats)]

1st Side:

1 RFO Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 XF-LBI Edge (2 beats)
1 RBO Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 XF-LFI Edge (1 beat)
1 RFO Edge (1 beat)
1 XF- LFI Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 RBO Edge (2 beats)
1 XF-LBI Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (2 beats)

  • Counter turns must be executed with controlled edges and speed utilizing 8 measures of music.
  • Accurate edges are required in 3 of the 4 counter turns.

1st End:

2 Forward Three-Change-Backward Three Turns
(Outside followed by Inside) (8 beats each)
1 XF-RFI Edge (2 beats)
2 Forward Three-Change-Backward Three Turns
(Outside followed by Inside) (8 beats each)
1 LFI/RBI Mohawk (2 beats)

  • Agility with quick lean change is required in the three-change-threes.
  • Each three-change-three is to be executed in 8 beats of music, allowing the skater to execute strong lobes and edges.

2nd Side:

1 LBO/RBI Crosscut (4 beats)
1 LBO Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 XF-RFI Edge (2 beats)
1 LFO Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 XF-RBI Edge (1 beat)
1 LBO Edge (1 beat)
1 XF-RBI Counter Turn (6 beats)
1 LFO Edge (2 beats)
1 XF-RFI Counter Turn (6 beats)

  • Counter turns must be executed with controlled edges and speed utilizing 8 measures of music.
  • Accurate edges are required in 3 of the 4 counter turns.

2nd End:

1 LBO/RBI Crosscut (2 beats)
1 LBO/RBI Crosscut (2 beats)
2 Backward Three-Change-Forward Three Turns
(Outside followed by Inside) (8 beats each)
1 XF-LBI Edge (2 beats)
2 Backward Three-Change-Forward Three Turns
(Outside followed by Inside) (8 beats each).

  • Same as 1st end above
  • Do not expect the execution of the backward three change- forward threes to be as balanced as the first end as they are more difficult.

Concluding Steps:

1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (2 beats)
1 RF Arabesque (2 beats)
1 LFI Tuck (8 beats)
1 RF Edge (2 beats)
1 LF Arabesque (2 beats)
1 RFI Tuck (8 beats)
1 LFI Edge to a LFI Side Stop (CW) (4 beats)

  • Tuck steps should demonstrate:
  • Extension of the free leg and arms
  • Bend in the hip, knee and ankle of the skating side
  • Strong edges

 

Original Diagram attached

 

GOLD MULTI CIRCLE DOUBLE THREES AND MOHAWKS - STANDARDS

Opening Steps: 2 (2 beats each)

Transition:

1 RFO Edge (2 beats)
3 LFO/RFI Crosscuts (2 beats each)
1 LFO Edge (4 beats)

  • These steps should add power and correct positioning for Circle #1.

Circles #1 & #2:

1 Forward Outside Double Three (4 beats)
1 Forward Inside Double Three (4 beats)
1 Forward Outside Three Turn (2 beats)
1 Backward Crosscut (2 beats)
1 Backward Outside Double Three (4 beats)
1 Backward Inside Double Three (4 beats)
2 Backward Crosscut (2 beats each)
1 Backward Outside Choctaw (4 beats)

  • Flow through the double three turns with a pace of 2 beats for the first edge and 1 beat for the last two edges is a requirement.

Circle #3:

1 RFO Three Turn (2 beats)
1 LBI Edge (2 beats)
3 RBO/LBI Crosscuts (2 beats each)
1 RFI Edge (2 beats)
3 LFO/RFI Crosscuts (2 beats each)
1 Hop to Backward CW (“and”)
1 LBI Edge (free leg in front) (2 beats)
1 Backward Crosscut (4 beats)
2 RBO/LBI Crosscuts (2 beats each)
1 RFO Edge (4 beats)

  • Power from the blade creating a large circle and strong posture are required.

Circle #4:

4 Forward Inside Mohawks followed by short (popped) three turns (also described as popped backward mohawks) (2 beats each)

  • Flow through the turns with a pace of 1 beat per edge is the requirement.

Transition between Circles #4 & #5:

1 LFI Mohawk (2 beats)
1 LBI Lunge (push wide) (2 beats)
1 RBO/LBI Crosscut (2 beats)
1 RBO/LBI Crosscut into popped Three Turn (2 beats)

  • These steps should generate power to set up Circle #5.

Circle #5 + Concluding Steps:

3 Forward Inside Mohawks followed by a short (popped) three turn (also described as popped
backward mohawks) (2 beats each)
1 RFI/LBI Mohawk (2 beats)
1 RBO Edge (1 beat)
1 LBO Edge (1 beat)
1 XF-LFI Ina Bauer (6 beats – cross in front happens on first two counts, then Ina Bauer is sustained for 4 counts)
1 XF-RFI Ina Bauer (6 beats – cross in front happens on first two counts, then Ina Bauer is sustained for 4 counts)
1 XF-RBI Edge (2 beats)
1 LBO Edge into a LBO T Stop (right foot behind) (2 beats)

  • The purpose of the Ina Bauers is to increase flexibility in the hip and ankle joints. Some skaters may need to shorten these steps due to body build (lack of hip turnout).

 

Original Diagram attached

 

GOLD EXPANDING EXERCISE - STANDARDS

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

Opening Circle:

1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (4 beats)
1 RFOIO Change of Edge (6 beats)
1 XF-LFI Edge (2 beats)

  • Power from the blade is a requirement.
  • Circle should be approximately 30 feet (9 meters) in diameter.

Transition:

2 RFO Swing Rolls followed by a short swing behind push (4 beats each)

  • The steps should demonstrate an easy swing of the free leg and arms as well as a change in the angle of the torso.

1 RFO/LFI Crosscut (4 beats)
1 RFO Counter/Three Turn/Bracket (12 beats)

  • Control of the turns and flow using 3 measures of music are required.

2nd Circle:

1 RBO Pivot (8 beats)
1 RFO Pivot (4 beats)
1 RFI Rocker/Counter (4 beats)
1 LFO Rocker/Counter (4 beats)
1 XF-RFI Edge (2 beats)
1 LFO Edge (2 beats)

  • Flow and balance are required in the pivots (one revolution).
  • The rocker-counter steps should be skated with minimal speed on a small pattern.
  • Edge control generating power from the turns is required.
  • Musicality requires 2 measures of music for the backward pivot, 1 measure for the forward pivot, 2 measures for the rockercounter steps and 1 measure for the exit for a total of 6 measures.

Transition and Three Jumps:

1 CR-RFO Three Turn (4 beats)
2 LBO-RBI Crosscuts (4 beats each)
3 Alternating LFO/RFO Three Jumps (4 beats each)
1 RBO/LBI Crosscut (4 beats)

  • Power must be established in the transition steps and flow in the three jumps.
  • Musicality requires 1 measure of music for the three turn, each crosscut and each three jump.

Threes-Rocker-Loop Section:

1 Ina Bauer/RFI Travelling Turn/Spread Eagle (8 beats)
1 RFI Rocker/Loop (8 beats)

  • An easy flowing travelling turn can compensate for a weak Ina Bauer and spread eagle.
  • A strong backward loop can also compensate for a weak Ina Bauer and spread eagle.

4th Circle:

2 LFO/RFI Crosscut (4 beats each)
3 LFO Travelling Turns (4 beats)
2 RBO Three Turn/Mohawk (4 beats)

Transition:

1 RBO Edge (2 beats)
1 LBO Edge (free leg behind) (2 beats)

5th Circle:

3 RFO Travelling Turns (4 beats)
2 LBO Three Turn/Mohawk (4 beats)
1 LBO/RFI Choctaw (8 beats)*
*replace with 1 RBO T stop (left foot behind) (8 beats) for ending.

Note:

  • For the following circles and transitions, the same steps as the previous circles and transitions are skated. However, these steps are done on the opposite foot, travelling in the opposite direction.

 

Original Diagram attached

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