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Skate UK - Basic Skills Programme

The Skate UK is a programme of basic skills; these are the fundamentals of the sport. Once a skater has completed this programme then they have the basic knowledge of the sport. This programme is tested under a progressive and continuous testing structure.

Level 1
  • Sit down and stand up
  • March forwards across the ice
  • Forward two foot glide
  • Skate and Dip (Little Man)
  • Turn around on the spot
Level 2
  • Backwards Marching across the ice
  • Forward Swizzles (Lemons)
  • Forward two foot glide on a curve (left and right)
  • Two foot turn on the spot (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
  • Snowplough or T-Stop
Level 3
  • Forward stroking (showing correct use of blade)
  • Moving two foot turn (forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
  • Backwards Swizzles (Lemons)
  • Back two foot glide
  • Forward one foot glide (left and right)
Level 4
  • Forward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Forward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Basic forward Slalom (basic outside / inside edges)
  • Backwards Stroking
  • Forward continuous Chasses around a circle (left and right)
Level 5
  • Backward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Backward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
  • Backward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
  • Forward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  • Forward outside three turns (left and right) from standstill
Level 6
  • Forward inside three turn (left and right) from standstill
  • Backward outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle
  • Backward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  • Backward two foot Slalom
  • Two foot spin (min 2 revs)
Level 7
  • Forward inside open Mowhawk (left and right)
  • Backward crossovers to landing position glide
  • Continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 - Field Moves)
  • Continuous forward inside edges along a straight line (as per Level 1 - Field Moves)
  • Basic forward Cross rolls
Level 8
  • Continuously outside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
  • Continuous inside three turns around a circle (3 in a row); left and right
  • Step sequence: Three turns, Mowhawk, Cross rolls, Twizzles, Toe steps ect.
  • Forward inside single Twizzle (left and right) (Hockey skaters forward Drag; left and right)
  • One foot spin (min 2 revs) (Hockey skaters 2 foot spin; min 4 revs)