Jump & Spin events are open to any level ISI skater. It’s one of the few ISI competition events where skaters from different skating levels can compete together.
Jump and Spin Team
An additional event that can be fun with your skating friend!
Who can do Jump & Spin events: Jump & Spin events are open to any level ISI skater. It’s one of the few ISI competition events where skaters from different skating levels can compete together.
What is a Jump & Spin event: This event is usually done on half ice. Two skaters enter the ice together and stop. Skater #1 begins and performs the same chosen Jump two times and stops. Skater #2 then performs the same chosen Spin two times and stops. Both skaters then exit the ice together. Only the best performance by each skater will be scored against the performance of other teams in the same event group.
The best thing: The best thing about a Jump & Spin event is that there is no program routine and really nothing to prepare. You will already be practicing your jumps and spins for your other program routines – so why not grab your friend and earn some team points!
There’s no pressure of a program performance and you can be on the ice with your friend. Many times coaches will allow their students to create their own jump and spin “program” which allows you the chance to be involved in your skating even more!
There’s no score for costumes, but some partners dress in matching T-shirts or skating dresses and others just wear their own thing. It’s really simple and easy, so ask your coach about this fun event.
Jump & Spin event levels: 2-person teams are divided into four event levels below:
Low = Pre-Alpha – Delta skaters
Medium = Skaters from Freestyle 1-3 / Bronze
Intermediate = Skaters from Freestyle 4-5 / Silver
High = Skaters from Freestyle 6-10 / Gold / Platinum
Skaters ARE allowed to skate in a higher event level but not in a lower level from your current test level.
Maneuver selections are:
|Jump Choice||Spin Choice|
|Low||2-foot hop or Bunny hop||2-foot spin|
|Medium||Half Flip or Toe Loop jump||2-foot or 1-foot spin|
|Intermediate||Half Loop or Axel jump||Sit spin or back spin|
|High||Dbl. Salchow or Dbl. Loop||Flying Camel or Flying Sit spin|
Competition Event Groups: Skater teams are grouped together within the event levels (listed above) but not by the specific Freestyle test level. Groups are also usually divided – based on the entries received – either by the average age of the two skaters on a team or by the age of the oldest skater. The Competition Director may also combine genders for this event.
Judging Criteria: All three judges only judge the technical accuracy of the best performance for the maneuvers performed. (Jump, Spin)
Only the technical accuracy (correctness) of the maneuver is judged. The difficulty level of the maneuver does not receive any extra credit.
Bonus for 2015 National Events: Jump and Spin Team is a “discounted event” in 2015 for all our national competition events. Competing in this as your additional event only costs $15.