Autumn Skills Competition 2016

These will be the categories for our next club competition, on 12th November 2016, from 5pm at Alexandra Palace ice rink.

See below for the rules.

If you have any questions, please contact us via the London Adult Skating Facebook page or email

Entry form can be found HERE.


Beginners — should not have passed Skate UK

  • Two foot spin
  • Forward crossovers for a complete circle (minimum 4 crosses)
  • Drag

Spin Jump Spiral 1 — should not have passed Passport Gold Free

  • Upright spin
  • Three jump
  • Forward spiral

Spin Jump Spiral 2 — should not have passed level 2 elements or level 2 free

  • Upright spin
  • Salchow or toe loop jump
  • Forward outside spiral

Spin Jump Spiral 3 — should not have passed level 4 elements or level 4 free

  • Any basic position spin (upright, camel or sit)
  • Loop or flip jump
  • A sequence of two spirals

Spin Jump Spiral 4 — open to all levels

  • Lutz or Axel
  • Either a combination spin with one change of position, or a single position spin with one change of foot
  • A sequence of two spirals

Solo Pattern Dance 1 — should not have passed level 1 pattern dance

  • Solo Novice Foxtrot (two sequences, forming one complete circuit of the rink)

Solo Pattern Dance 2 — should not have passed level 2 pattern dance

  • Solo Canasta Tango (two sequences, forming one complete circuit of the rink)

Solo Pattern Dance 3 — should not have passed level 3 pattern dance

  • Solo Golden Skater’s Waltz (two sequences, forming one complete circuit of the rink)

Couples Pattern Dance — open to all levels

  • Rhythm Blues (two sequences, forming one complete circuit of the rink)

Exhibition — open to all levels

  • A program of no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds.
  • Entries can be either solo or groups up to 4 skaters.
  • Marking Criteria:
    • 20% Entertainment
    • 20% Costumes and Props
    • 20% Telling a story/Rapport with audience
    • 20% Musical Interpretation
    • 20% Skating Skills


  1. Participants must be fully paid up members of London Adult Figure Skating Club.

  2. Competitors in the Spin Jump Spiral Categories will be required to perform three elements in a linked sequence not exceeding 1 minute. Competitors in Dance Categories 1-3 and Couples Dance will skate the dance pattern for two sequences (one complete circuit of the rink).

  3. In the Spin Jump Spiral Categories, the elements may be skated in any order, with forward/backward stroking/crossovers and any necessary linking steps/turns.

  4. The Spin Jump Spiral Categories will take place on half ice, with the remaining space used for the next group to warm-up. The Dance and Exhibition Categories will take place on full ice.

  5. Competitors who don’t take tests should place themselves in the most appropriate Category based on where they would be if they did test, on an honour basis.

  6. The club committee reserves the right to split, combine or cancel categories as it sees fit.

  7. Competitors in the Beginners Category may only enter this Category in addition to the Exhibition Category if desired. Other competitors may enter one Spin Jump Spiral Category, one Dance Category and the Exhibition Category (i.e. a maximum of three Categories but no two of the same type).

  8. Background music and pattern dance music will be provided. Skaters may not perform to their own music in the Spin Jump Spiral Competition. However skaters may perform to their own music for the Exhibition Category.

  9. Music for the exhibition category must be submitted in advance via email to by the closing date for entries Monday 24th October 2016. Skaters in this category should also bring a copy on CD to the competition.

  10. The judges’ decisions are final.

  11. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 places in each category. All entrants will receive a participation certificate.

  12. An early bird entry fee of £10 per Category is available to solo entries who make payment before Monday 10th October 2016

  13. Entry fee after 10th October 2016 is £14 for the first solo category entered and £10 for any additional solo categories. Entry fee for Couples Dance and groups entering the Exhibition category is £20.

  14. No refunds will be given for withdrawals and there will be no transfers between categories once entry has been received.

  15. All entries must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee or the application will be void.

  16. Places are limited and will be allocated in order of date of receipt of entry.

  17. Closing date for entries is Monday 24th October 2016 and no late entries will be accepted.

  18. For Spin Jump Spiral and Dance Categories, either competition-style costume or a smart test-style outfit which allows the judges to see your lines will be acceptable dress code. An appropriate costume may be worn in the Exhibition Category.

  19. No flash may be used rinkside. Please tick the box on the entry form to allow any pictures you appear in to be used for club publicity.