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Shadows Qualifications

Qualifications for Shadows Skaters

Shadows Qualifications (Open Juvenile)

  • Passed Intermediate Moves In The Field or Higher
  • Passed Preliminary Freestyle or Higher
  • Should be 13 years old by 7/1/2022 - (Skaters under 13 who have completed all other requirements may be considered at coaches’ discretion)

REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY 3/15/22

Skaters trying out for any position on the Shadows will be expected to skate with an advanced amount of power, edge quality, and maturity. They will be evaluated on how well and at what speed they can execute the following elements:

  • Brackets (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Counters (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Rockers (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Choctaws
  • Twizzles (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Loops (forward and backward, outside and inside, right and left)
  • Spread Eagles
  • Ina Bauers
  • Heel Presses
  • Sit Spins
  • Lay Backs
  • Catch Foot Spins
  • Single Jumps
  • Falling Leafs

In addition, of course to synchro skills It is strongly recommended that Skaters also have a basic ice dance background and partnering skills as well as 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 at the pre-juvenile level or higher and first consideration may be given to those skaters.