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2015-2016 Technical Clarification 10 - Spiral Sequence Calling Procedure (October 15, 2015)

This clarification has either been developed by Skate Canada or received from the ISU Technical Committees and/or Sports Directorate.  Any further official clarifications provided by the ISU after the date of this communication will take precedence and will be communicated via this website.

This season’s Program Requirements documents contain additional information. Please consult this document, the ISU website’s Questions and Answers and Technical Panel Handbooks and the clarifications below. If you still require clarification, please submit a Clarification Request.

  • A skater executes RFI spiral, change of edge to RFO spiral. The next spiral performed is LFI.  How will this be identified?

The first two spirals that meet the definition of a spiral sequence (see definitions below) will be called.  In this example, the first two spirals that meet the definition are RFO and LFI.  In STAR 2-4, provided all other criteria are met, the element will be identified as FSpSq.  In STAR 5 and all other categories that have a spiral sequence as an element, provided all other criteria are met, the element will be identified as SpSqB.

The first RFI spiral that was performed prior to the change of edge will be considered by the judges as a transition.

Definitions (more information on INFO Centre)

  1. STAR 2-4 5  Forward Spiral Sequence: A sequence of two forward spirals with no more than 4 steps in between, not including the step taken into the skating foot of the second spiral; one spiral on each foot, unsupported position; on either inside or outside edge.  (Note that STAR 2 may have 8 steps in between)

STAR 5 and  All other categories:
Spiral Sequence: A collection of at least two spirals executed on different feet, separated by no more than four steps not including the step taken into the skating foot of the second spiral. At least one spiral must be in an unsupported position.

 

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