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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.

Skate Canada Coach

A skating expert with the required National Coaching Certification Program qualifications to provide a remunerated service at Skate Canada sanctioned clubs and skating schools, both on- and off-ice. These individuals shall have registered, provided full payment and have met all professional coach registration requirements as set annually by Skate Canada.

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).

Slip Step

A step skated in a straight line with the blades of both skates being held flat on the ice. The weight is over the skating leg that may be well bent or straight while the free foot slides forward on the ice to full extension.

Solo Dance

The term used when a skater skates the full pattern of a dance alone.

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