Breaking Down the Elements: Senior Men’s Free Skate

Senior Men must complete elements in three categories during the four and a half minutes allotted for their free skate.
Jumps
  • A maximum of 8 jumping passes can be completed
  • 1 must be an Axel-type jump
  • Maximum 3 combinations or sequences
  • Combinations are limited to 2 jumps, but one 3-jump combo is permitted
  • Number of jumps in sequence is not limited
  • 2 triples or quads may be repeated, but they must be in a combination or sequence
  • 2 double Axels maximum as solo jumps or in a combination or sequence
Spins
  • Maximum of three spins
  • 1 spin must have a flying entry
  • 1 spin must be a combination with or without change of foot
  • 1 spin with only 1 position
  • Minimum 6 revolutions, 10 for the combination spin, minimum of 2 revolutions in each position
  • All spins may change feet and start with a flying entry
  • Spins must be of a different nature

Step Sequences

  • There is a maximum of 2
  • Step sequences can be straight line, cicular, or serpentine
  • If two sequences are performed, the first will be awarded the level, and the second will be awarded a fixed Base Value.