Breaking Down the Elements: Novice Pairs Short Program

The Novice pairs short program consists of 7 elements that must be performed in a maximum time of 2 minutes and 50 seconds.
1. One lift selected from groups 1-5, minimum 2 revolutions by lady, minimum 1 revolution and maximum 3 1/2 revolutions by man, carry type lifts or carry type features not permitted.  One handed, changes of hold and changes of lady’s position are permitted.
2. Single or double twist lift
3. Single or double throw jump
4. Double lutz solo jump
5. Pair Spin, no change of foot, optional change of position.  Minimum 5 revolutions in total.  May not commence with a jump.
5. Solo spin with no change of foot, optional change of position.  Both partners must achieve at least 1 basic positions for 2 revolutions, minimum 5 revolutions in total, may commence with a jump
6. Forward inside death spiral, when final death spiral position is attained, both partners must execute 1 full revolution with man in full pivot position, lady must skate on a clean edge with her body and head close to the ice surface.  Lady’s head must reach the level of her skating knee.
7. Step sequence (straight line, circular or serpentine), fully utilize ice surface; partners should share workload, skate close together and to the concept/character of the music; changes of place and holds, short stops and any unlisted jumps are permitted.