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Qualifications for Shimmers Skaters

Shimmers Qualifications (Pre-Juvenile)

  • Passed Preliminary Moves In The Field or Higher
  • Working on Freestyle 4 or higher

 

REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY 3/20/22

Skaters trying out for any position on the Shimmers will be expected to skate with good flow, proper edges, and adequate power. They will be evaluated on how well and at what speed they can execute the following elements:

  • Edges (forward and backward outside and inside)
  • Swing Rolls (forward and backward outside and inside)
  • Alternating Crossovers (forward and backward)
  • Chasse’s (forward and backward)
  • Power Pulls (forward and backward)
  • Cross Rolls (forward and backward)
  • 3-Turns (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Mohawks (outside and inside, right and left)
  • Brackets (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Twizzles (forward and backward, inside, right and left)
  • Spirals (forward and backward, right and left)
  • Lunges (forward and backward, right and left)

 

Freestyle Elements:

  • Single Jumps
  • A Variety of Spins
  • Spread Eagles
  • Ina Bauers

In addition, to synchro skills It is strongly recommended that skaters have some off-ice training such as ballet, yoga, pilates, and cardio conditioning.

It is strongly encouraged that skaters have 2 or more years of prior synchro competition experience and first consideration may be given to those skaters.

**Please note that the majority of our team’s current skating level is working on Juvenile through Novice moves in the Field.