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Basic Position

Refers to the three basic spin positions – camel, sit and upright.


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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.


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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.


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.


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C Step

A turn from one foot to the other in which the entry and exit curves are continuous and of equal depth. The change of foot is from an outside edge to an outside edge or from an inside edge to an inside edge.

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.

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