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May refer either to part of the skate blade, or the visible tracing of a skate blade on one foot that is on one curve. An edge may be either inside (towards the body) or outside (away from the body), and forward or backward, for a total for four different edges.
A general term to refer to jumps that take off from an edge (i.e. waltz jump, salchow, loop, axel).
Any of Director (West), Director (Ontario), Director (Quebec), Director (Atlantic), Director (Coach), or any Director at Large duly elected pursuant to Article 5 hereof [of the bylaws].
A three-turn from an outside edge in which the free leg is extended and the toe and hip are well turned out and held over the tracing. The instep of the free foot is drawn close to the skating foot as the turn is made. After the turn, the back inside edge is held for one beat before the weight is transferred to the free foot as it becomes the skating foot.
An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for evaluating assessments in the STAR 6-Gold structure. Evaluators are qualified to assess in one or more disciplines.
The name given to a group of skaters entered in a category. There may be one event per category or several events per category depending on the number of total entries. Each event is independent of the other events within the category.
Defined as a loss of control by a skater with the result that the majority of his/her own body weight is on the ice being supported by any other part of the body other than the blades. e.g. hand(s), knee(s), back, buttock(s) or any part of the arm.
Technical content that increases the difficulty of an element which may become part of the difficulty group of an element. Features such as pivoting, traveling, body movements, etc. are determined annually and published in a Skate Canada and ISU Communication.
A decision that is taken by an official (referee, judge, technical controller, technical specialist) in the live setting of the competition, and that the official considers to be a fair and correct interpretation of the rules given the particular circumstances at the time.
The skater's refined, artful manipulation of music details and nuances through movement. It is unique to the skater/skaters and demonstrates an inner feeling for the music and the composition. Nuances are the personal ways of bringing subtle variations to the intensity, tempo, and dynamics of the music made by the composer and/or musicians.
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