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Beat

A note defining the regular recurring divisions of a piece of music.


Biellmann Spin

A spin in which the skater’s free foot is pulled, by one hand or both, from behind to a position higher than the head towards the top of the head close to the central axis of the skater.


Board

The board of Directors of Skate Canada.


Bracket

A turn executed on one foot from an outside edge to an inside edge or an inside edge to an outside edge, with the exit curve continuing on the same lobe as the entry curve. The skater turns in the direction opposite to the curve.


Butterfly

A skating movement in which the body is already in nearly horizontal position at the take-off.  The free leg makes a wide, powerful rotational swing upwards so that it is higher than the upper part of the body and head.  During the flight and on the landing, the body remains in a horizontal position.  There is no number of revolutions required after the landing.


Bye

An exemption that permits a skater to pass to the next level of competition without competing at a prerequisite level. 


Bylaws

These by-laws and any other by-law of Skate Canada as amended and which are, from time to time, in force and effect.


Camel Position

Singles and Pairs: A basic spin position with the free leg backwards with the knee higher than the hip level, however Layback and Biellmann are still considered as upright positions.

Ice Dance: Performed on one foot with skating leg straight or slightly bent and body bent forward and free leg extended or bent upward on a horizontal line or higher.


Camel Spin

A spin in which the skater remains in a spiral position while rotating. The free leg (including the knee and foot) must be held at hip level or higher.


Canadian Figure Skating Championships

A championship that qualifies athletes toward and including, but not limited to, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the Olympic Winter Games.



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