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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.

Camel Spin

A spin in which the skater remains in a camel 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, ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, and the Olympic Winter Games.


The name for each level of competition within a discipline.  Examples of categories are STAR 1, STAR 2, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, etc.

Change Foot Spin

A spin that has a change(s) of foot with a minimum of three revolutions on each foot.

Change Of Configuration

In synchronized skating, when the number of lines, spokes, or circles changes during an element.

Change Of Edge

The visible tracing of a skate on one foot that changes from one curve and edge to another curve and edge.


A series of two edges (usually outside, inside) in which on the second edge the free foot is placed on the ice beside the skating foot, but not ahead of or behind it, and the free foot is lifted with the blade parallel to the ice.

Chief Data Specialist

The data specialist who oversees the team of data specialists at a competition.

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