Breaking Down the Elements–Ladies Short Program

The ladies short program consists of 7 elements that must be performed in 2:50 maximum time.

1. Double or triple axel

2. Any triple jump immediately preceded by connecting steps or other free skating movements

3. Jump combination, double/triple or triple/triple, may not repeat either Axel jump performed or solo jump

4. Flying spin, minimum 8 revolutions

5. Layback or sideways leaning spin, minimum 8 revolutions

6. Spin combination, with only 1 change of foot and all 3 basic positions or any variation thereof, no flying entry, minimum 6 revolutions each foot, minimum 2 revolutions each position

7. Step sequence, straight line, circular or serpentine