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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 the skater's 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, travelling, body movements, etc. are determined annually and published in a Skate Canada and ISU Communication.

Field-of-Play Decision

A decision that is taken by an official (refereejudgetechnical controllertechnical 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.


The visible double tracing of a skate that is straight (imprinted by the skater skating on one foot on both edges of the blade).

Flip Jump

A toe jump with natural rotation that takes off from a backward inside edge; listed in the Scale of Values according to the number of revolutions.

Flying Spin

Novice and lower and STAR:

  • Spins that enter with a jump and land in a spinning position. The spin may have a change of foot or a change of position or both. 

ISU definitions for Junior and Senior:

  • A spin with a flying entrance with no change of foot or position.  The name of the flying spin corresponds to its landing position. This definition is specific to junior and senior short programs.  

Spin with a flying entrance:

  • This is the ISU definition for all flying spins that are not ‘flying spins’ as defined above.

Forward Entry Spins

These spins generally enter with a forward outside spiraling edge on the opposite foot the skater lands on. The spin is initiated by a forward outside three-turn creating a backward inside spinning edge.

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