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Shadow Dance

The term used when a skater skates the full pattern of the dance with another skater, coach or program assistant using a “shadow” formation. The partners face in the same direction and are skating side by side with no more than one arm’s length distance between them.

Shoot The Duck

The skater is in a low position, where the supporting leg is bent to at least ninety degrees (parallel to the ice) and the free leg is not resting on the ice surface.  The skater’s torso may be upright, bent forward.  The free leg may be straight or bent and may be held to the front or to the side.  The move is skated on an edge and on one foot.

Short Axis

A straight line that divides the ice surface into two halves crosswise (midline). On an ice surface that is 100’ x 85’, the short axis runs the width of the 85’ side through the middle of the ice.

Short Lift

A dance lift which does not exceed seven seconds in duration.

Sit Position

Singles and Pairs: A basic spin position with the upper part of the skating leg at least parallel to the ice.

Ice Dance: A basic spin position performed on one foot with skating leg bent in a one-legged crouch position and free leg forward, to the side or back.

Sit Spin

A spin in which the skater remains in a sit position while rotating.  The supporting leg must be bent at least to a ninety-degree angle.  The thigh of the skating foot must be parallel to the ice surface.

Skate Canada Challenge

A championship that qualifies athletes toward and including, but not limited to, the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

Skating Direction

Skating direction refers to skating either forwards or backwards (e.g. forward spirals and backward spirals).

Skating School

An organization other than a Club that is operating for the general purpose of providing Skate Canada skating programs.

Slide Chassé

The same as chassé except that on the second step the free foot slides off the ice in front of the skating foot when the skater is skating forward, and to the back when the skater is skating backward (e.g. steps 7 & 10 in the Canasta Tango).

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