Skate UK

NISA Skate UK (Basic Skills Programme)

The Skate UK is a programme of basic skills; these are the fundamentals of the sport. Once a skater has completed this programme then they have the basic knowledge of the sport.

Level 1

Sit down and Stand up
March Forwards across the ice
Forward two foot glide
Skate and Dip (little man)
Turn around on the spot

Level 2

Backward Marching across the ice
Forwards Swizzles (Lemons)
Forward Two Foot Glide on a curve (Left and Right)
Two foot turn on the spot (Forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
Snowplough or T-Stop 

 

Level 3

Forward stroking (showing correct use of blade)
Moving two foot turn (Forwards to backwards, back to forwards)
Backwards Swizzles (Lemons)
Back two foot glide
Forward one foot glide (left and Right) 

Level 4

Forward outside edges on a circle (left and Right)
Forward Inside edges on a circle (Left and Right )
Basic Forward Slalom (Basic outside/ inside edges)
Backward stroking
Forward continuous chasses around a circle (Left and Right) 

Level 5

Backward Outside edges on a circle (Left and Right)
Backward Inside edges on a circle (Left and Right)
Backward continuous chasses around a circle (clockwise and counter-clockwise)
Forward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
Forward outside three turns (Left and Right) from Standstill 

Level 6

Forward inside three turn (Left and Right) from standstill
Backward Outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle
Backward crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
Backward two foot slalom
Two Foot Spin (Min 2 revs)

 

Level 7

Forward inside open Mowhawk (Left and Right)
Backward crossovers to landing position glide
Continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (As per Level 1 Field Moves)
Continuous forward inside edges along a straight line (As per level 1 Field Moves)
Basic Forwards Cross rolls

Level 8

Continuous outside three turns around a circle (3 in a row) Left and right
Continuous inside three turns around a circle (3 in a row) Left and right
Step Sequence: Three turns, mowhawk, cross rolls, twizzles, toe steps etc.
Forward inside single twizzle (Left and right) (Hockey Skaters Forward Drag- Left and Right)
One foot Spin (Min 2 Revs) (Hockey Skaters 2 foot Spin- Min 4 revs)

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