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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).

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.

Solo Spin

In ice dance, a spinning movement performed on one foot on the spot by one partner alone (with or without the assistance of the other partner) or by both partners simultaneously (around separate centres).

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