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Skate UK - Speed Skate Grades

Level 1
  • Continuous skating (any body position; 5 laps)
  • Snow plough stop
  • Scooter around the corner
  • Standing start
Level 2
  • Continuous skating (5 laps)
  • 2 Foot glide (3seconds)
  • Co-ordinate swinging both arms (5 laps)
  • Slalom (2 feet, standing position)
Level 3
  • Straight pushes (feet together)
  • Corner glide (2 feet, standing position)
  • Standing start followed by a run period
  • Slalom (2 feet)
Level 4
  • Straight pushes (push to the side)
  • Corner glide (2 feet, outside edge; skate specific)
  • Straight line glide (1 leg, 3seconds)
  • Crossovers (stepping)
Level 5
  • Straight pushes (full extension)
  • Outside foot corner glide
  • Inside foot corner glide
  • Crossovers (outside foot pushing)
Level 6
  • Straight pushes (transferring weight)
  • 1 Leg dip and glide (toe on ice, 3seconds)
  • Swinging 1 arm (5 laps)
  • Crossovers (outside edge)
Level 7
  • 2 Foot scootering
  • 1 Leg dip and glide (toe off floor, 3seconds)
  • Corner 1 leg glide (outside edge, 5seconds)
  • Crossovers (both feet pushing)
Level 8
  • Slalom (1 leg, standing position)
  • 2 Leg straight glide (foot to side, 3seconds)
  • No arms skating (5 laps)
  • Crossovers (full extension)