Aussie Skate Synchronized Ice Skating Teams

Aussie Skate Synchronized Ice Skating - Level 1

Skill Level Required

  • Aussie Skate Level - Basic 1 with stable forward skating.

Elements Learnt

  • Circle, Line, Block, Wheel, Intersection.

Steps Learnt

  • Forward pumps, pushes, chasses, swizzels.

Skills Learnt

  • Introduces forward team skating and manoeuvres.
  • Basic synchronized hand and shoulder holds.
  • Wheel, circle, block, intersection and line element execution.
  • Maintaining line ups and spacing for correct execution of blocks and intersections.
  • Individual basic forward skating skills.

Expectations

  • Competency in the above elements and skills.
  • Importance of team work and team skills.
  • Participation in 2-4 Aussie Skate competitions/year.
  • Club Exhibitions and Events.

Training Times and Expectations

11.00 – 11.30 am on ice in Aussie Skate Session.
11.30 – 12.00 pm on ice in BSISC Session.
Some off ice practice may also be required closer to competitions.
In addition, it is also expected that skaters will continue with Aussie Skate Lessons appropriate to their skating skill level to further develop their individual skills.

Aussie Skate Synchronized Ice Skating - Level 2

Skill Level Required

  • Aussie Skate Level – Novice 1 with confident forward skating, plus the introduction of crossovers and other forward linking steps.

Elements Learnt

  • Circle, Line, Block, Wheel, Intersection.

Steps Learnt

  • Forward pumps, pushes, chasses, crossovers, swizzels, russians, progressives, swing or cross rolls, lunges.

Skills Learnt

  • Further develop forward team skating and manoeuvres.
  • Synchronized hand holds and changes to hand holds during execution of elements such as a line and block.
  • Wheel, circle, block, intersection and line element execution with speed and correct shape.
  • Maintaining line ups and spacing for correct execution of blocks and intersections.
  • Correct body position, free leg extensions and overall presentation skills.
  • Introduction of forward and backward Line and V intersections.
  • Changes of axis during block skating.
  • Advanced individual and team forward skating skills and linking steps.
  • Introduction of individual and team backward skating skills.

Expectations

  • Competency in the above elements and skills.
  • Reinforcement of the importance of team work and team skills.
  • Development of forward and basic backward individual skills and linking steps.
  • Basic Competition Presentation Skills.
  • Participation in 2-4 Aussie Skate competitions/year.
  • Club Exhibitions and Events.

Training Times and Expectations

  • 11.00 – 11.30 am on ice in Aussie Skate Session.
  • 11.30 – 12.00 pm on ice in BSISC Session.
  • Some off ice practice may also be required closer to competitions. In addition, it is also expected that skaters will continue with Aussie Skate Lessons appropriate to their skating skill level to further develop their individual skills.

Aussie Skate Synchronized Ice Skating - Level 3

Skill Level Required

  • Aussie Skate Level – Intermediate 1 with confident forward and backward skating, plus the introduction of backward crossovers and other backward linking steps.

Elements Learnt

  • Circle, Line, Block, Wheel, Intersection.

Steps Learnt

  • Forward pumps, pushes, chasses, crossovers, swizzels, russians, progressives, swing or cross rolls, lunges.
  • Backward pumps, pushes, chasses, crossovers, swizzles, russians.
  • Introduction to basic turns.

Skills Learnt

  • To develop backward team skating and manoeuvres.
  • Synchronized hand holds and changes to hand holds during execution of forward to backward elements such as a line and block.
  • Forward to backward skating using basic turns such as Mohawks and 3 turns.
  • Backward Wheel and Intersection element execution with speed, correct spacing and correct shape.
  • Forward to backward circle, block, and line elements using basic turns and a variety of forward and backward linking steps.
  • Maintaining line ups and spacing for correct execution of blocks and intersections whilst undertaking forward to backward manoeuvres.
  • Correct body position, free leg extensions, edges and edge control and overall presentation skills
  • Introduction of backward intersections with point of intersection on 1 foot.
  • Changes of axis and configuration for block skating.
  • Changes of configuration during wheel elements.
  • Individual advanced forward skating skills.
  • Introduction of strong backward skating skills.

Expectations

  • Competency in the above elements and skills.
  • Development of strong team work and team skills.
  • Further development of forward and backward skating skills and linking steps.
  • Development of basic turns.
  • Advanced Competition Presentation Skills.
  • Participation in 2-4 Aussie Skate competitions/year.
  • Club Exhibitions and Events.

Training Times and Expectations

  • 11.00 – 11.30 am on ice in Aussie Skate Session.
  • 11.30 – 1.00 pm on ice in BSISC Session and Novice Squad.
  • Some off ice practice may also be required closer to competitions.
  • In addition, it is also expected that skaters will continue with Aussie Skate Lessons appropriate to their skating skill level to further develop their individual skills.

Aussie Skate Synchronized Ice Skating - Level 4

Skill Level Required

  • Aussie Skate Level – Intermediate 2 and above with confident forward and backward skating, backward crossovers, forward to backward linking steps, and basic jumps and forward turns.

Elements Learnt

  • Circle, Line, Block, Wheel, Intersection.

Steps Learnt

  • Forward pumps, pushes, chasses, crossovers, swizzels, russians, progressives, swing or cross rolls, lunges, bunny hops, tap toes.
  • Backward pumps, pushes, chasses, crossovers, swizzels, russians, backward lunges, swing or cross rolls.
  • Turns such as 3 turns and mohawks.

Skills Learnt

  • To develop a combination of forward and backward team skating and manoeuvres.
  • Synchronized hand holds and changes to hand holds during execution of forward to backward elements such as a line and block.
  • Further development of forward to backward skating using basic turns such as Mohawks and 3 turns.
  • Backward Wheel and Intersection element execution with speed, correct spacing and correct shape.
  • Forward to Backward circle, block, and line elements using basic turns and a variety of forward and backward linking steps.
  • Changes of direction in elements such as wheels and circles.
  • Condensing of circles.
  • Maintaining line ups and spacing for correct execution of blocks and intersections whilst undertaking forward to backward manoeuvres.
  • Correct body position, free leg extensions and overall presentation skills
  • Introduction of backward intersections with a turn at the point of intersection.
  • Changes of axis for block skating.
  • Changes of configuration during wheel and block elements.
  • Individual advanced forward and backward skating skills, turns and edges.
  • Advanced hand and shoulder holds.

Expectations

  • Competency in the above elements and skills.
  • Development of strong team work and team skills.
  • Further development of forward and backward skating skills and linking steps.
  • Advanced Competition Presentation Skills.
  • Participation in 2-4 Aussie Skate competitions/year.
  • Club Exhibitions and Events.

Training Times and Expectations

  • 11.00 – 11.30 am on ice in Aussie Skate Session.
  • 11.30 – 1.00 pm on ice in BSISC Session and Novice Squad.
  • Some off ice practice may also be required closer to competitions.
  • In addition, it is also expected that skaters will continue with Aussie Skate Lessons appropriate to their skating skill level to further develop their individual skills.

Aussie Skate Competitions:

  • There are usually 4 Aussie Skate school competitions throughout the year. Our teams try to compete in at least 2 competitions but often skate in all 4 competitions throughout the year.
  • In addition to the Aussie Skate competitions, our teams will be asked to perform at our Club competition, as well as some demonstration events and opportunities.
  • When a skater competes in an Aussie Skate Competition a Competition Entry Fee applies. This is approx $15-20/competition. Fees are set by the rink prior to each competition.

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