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9.2.6 NISA test requirements




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This article is from the Recreational Figure Skating FAQ, by Karen Bryden with numerous contributions by others.

9.2.6 NISA test requirements

The lower test levels have three different types of tests - moves in
the field (up to Inter-Silver), freestyle elements and freeskating.
The top levels have interpretive, technical and freeskating tests.
Each track can be tested independently of the other two -thus it is
possible, for example, to pass all the moves in the field tests
without taking any element or freeskating tests.
1. Preliminary:
+ Field moves - 1. F crossover into held FO edge in both
directions 2. consecutive FI edges. 3. BO cross strokes. 4.
consecutive BI edges 5. forwards cross rolls.
+ Elements - Crossovers around the rink in both directions.
Waltz jump; Salchow; toe-loop; upright spin; sitspin or camel
(3 revs); forwards and backwards spiral (either edge).
+ Free - 1.5 min. program including two single jumps, two
different spins and 2 different spirals .
2. Inter-Bronze:
+ Field moves - 1. F changes of edge. 2. consecutive FO three
turns. 3.FI three step to FO crossover (both directions). 4.
BO three-FI mohawk-BO3 in circles in both directions. 5.
forwards and backwards edge pulls on each foot. 6. BO cross
rolls.
+ Elements - Crossovers in a figure of eight; loop jump; flip;
Lutz; sitspin (4 revs); camel (4 revs); change foot upright
spin; straight line step sequence.
+ Free - 1.5 mins program with three single jumps, one simple
spin and one change-foot spin, straight line steps.
3. Bronze:
+ Field moves - 1. FO double threes on alternating feet. 2. FI
double threes on alternating feet. 3. FO three step to BO
double three pattern in figures of eight. 4. Two back
crossovers into BI double threes in a figure of eight. 5. RFO
mohawk-LBO crossover-RBI three-cross behind-LFI mohawk-RBI
step to LBO step to RFO swing, then step to LF and repeat in
other direction 6. FI open choctaw-BO crossover-BO3 on the
other foot-FI choctaw etc. 7. Chasse-cross behind to FI
double bracket, chasse on the other foot,etc.
+ Elements - perimeter power stroking; Axel; double Salchow;
combination of two single jumps including a Lutz; change-foot
sit or camel (4 revs. each foot); camel-sit combination;
circular step sequence.
+ Free - Three different jumps including Axel and double
Salchow; combination of two single jumps including a Lutz;
two spins, one with a change of position (4 revs each
position) and one with a change of foot (4 revs each foot);
circular steps.
4. Inter-Silver
+ Field moves - 1. Backwards crossover to BO edge-change of
edge-BI double three, repeat in other direction. 2. FI
mohawk-BI change of edge- BO double three-step forwards to
FI, repeat in the other direction. 3. RBO crossover-LBI
rocker-LFI choctaw-RBO crossover-LBI rocker-LFI choctaw-RBO
crossover to LBO, repeat in the other direction. 4.
Two-footed power rockers (Two slalom lobes forwards on both
feet rocker to backwards then two lobes backwards rocker to
forwards, then repeat turning the other way. 5. FI
mohawk-BI-slip chasse-FI mohawk pattern in a circle, both
ways. 6. continuous FI-BO-FI choctaws in a straight line in
both directions.
+ Elements - Double Salchow; double toe-loop; double loop;
combination of a double and a single jump; flying spin
(6revs); camel-sit-change sit combination (5 revs. on each
foot); serpentine step sequence.
+ Free - Axel; two different double jumps; Three spins
(including flying spin and camel-sit-change); serpentine step
sequence.
5. Silver
+ Elements:
Ladies - Double Salchow; double loop; double flip or double
Lutz; combination of two double jumps; flying spin (6 revs),
layback or side leaning spin (6 revs); spin with one change
of foot and one change of position (5revs on each foot).
Men - Double Salchow, double loop; double flip; double Lutz;
combination of two double jumps; flying spin (6revs); change
camel or change sit (6revs each foot), spin with one change
of foot and one change of position (ie camel-sit-sit) (5 revs
each foot)
+ Free:
Ladies - Four different doubles; a combination of two double
jumps; three spins (including flying spin, layback or side
spin and a spin with one change of foot and one change of
position); step sequence.
Men - Five different doubles (including Lutz); combination of
two double jumps; three spins (including flying spin,
change-foot sit or camel combination and camel-sit-sit); step
sequence.
6. Inter-Gold
+ Interpretive - 2:00 program complying with current ISU
regulations (rules 323 and 324), showing a level of skating
consistent with the other Inter-gold tests.
+ Technical - 2.40 program complying with current ISU
regulations for junior skaters.
+ Free - Free program complying with current ISU regulations
(rule 320)
Ladies - 3:30 minutes including a double Lutz and three other
doubles.
Men - 4:00 minutes including a double Axel and four other
doubles
7. Gold
+ Interpretive - 2:30 minutes program complying with current
ISU regulations (rules 323 and 324), showing a level of
skating consistent with the other Gold tests.
+ Technical - 2.40 short program complying with current ISU
regulations for senior skaters. (rule 317)
+ Free - Free programme complying with current ISU regulations
(rule 320)
Ladies- 4:00 minutes program including a double Axel and four
other double jumps.
Men - 4:30 minutes program including one triple jump, double
Axel and four other double jumps.
8. Gold Star (free only) - Free program complying with current ISU
regulations (rule 320).
Ladies- 4:00 minutes program including one triple jump, a
combination containing a triple jump and a double Axel.
Men - 4.30 minutes program including two different triple jumps, a
combination containing a triple jump and a double Axel.

 

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