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640 Start and Conclusion of a Program

  1. COMMENCEMENT OF TIMING: Timing shall begin from the moment the team begins a skating movement (glide) or skating until arriving at a complete stop at the end of the program. Skating must commence within ten seconds from the start of the music.
  2. ENTERING AND EXITING THE ICE SURFACE: Warm-up periods must be allotted to all teams.
    1. Each team shall be allowed one (1) minute of warm-up (without music) on the competition ice surface immediately prior to their performance. Warm-up time must be reckoned from the moment the team is announced;
    2. A team must not take more than thirty (30) seconds for exiting from the ice surface for both the short program and free skating.
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