Just for Fun – Judge for Yourself – Short Program Edition

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

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If you want to understand what is going on during the singles figure skating events at Worlds in Shanghai this week, then this is for you. I have updated our fun and interactive game that I call:  Judge for Yourself.  You get the chance to be the judging and technical panel from the comfort of your own home!

As we have done in the past, we decided on giving you just the base level scores for the elements as a starting point for this year. There are obviously many more subtleties than I have included here – but hopefully you will get the idea. Thanks to coaches Mazin Thomas and David Long for their invaluable help!

 During the men’s and ladies events from Shanghai send in your score via Twitter to me @skatingpj or @cbcsports with the hashtag #cbcskate and let’s see just how close you get.

 

THE BASICS

THE JUMPS  –     single         double     triple    quad

 

TOE LOOP              0.4          1.3            4.1        10.3

 

SALCHOW             0.4          1.3            4.2        10.5

 

LOOP                      0.5          1.8            5.1        12.0

 

FLIP                         0.5          1.9            5.3        12.3

 

LUTZ                       0.6          2.1            6.0        13.6

 

AXEL                       1.1          3.3            8.5        15.0

 

 

 

SPINS              Easy  Good  Difficult   Extraordinary                        LEVELED FOOTWORK –  

 

UPRIGHT             1.2      1.5        1.9            2.4                   Easy                          1.8

 

CAMEL                1.4       1.8        2.3            2.6                 Good                        2.6

 

SIT                       1.3       1.6        2.1            2.5                 Difficult                    3.3

 

LAYBACK             1.5        1.9       2.4            2.7                 Extraordinary         3.9

 

FLYING                 1.7        2.0       2.4            2.9                 CHOREOGRAPHED FOOTWORK SEQUENCE-   2.0

 

COMBO               1.7        2.0       2.5            3.0

PROGRAM COMPONENTS:   0 – 10 in .25 increments   (Top flight of skaters = low 7s to 10 for PCS)

 

  • Skating Skills – skating ability                                                            Keyword:  “BALANCE”
  • Transitions – movement between elements                                 Keyword:  “CONNECTION”
  • Performance – style, carriage, unison                                             Keyword:   “DELIVERY”
  • Choreography – quality of the program’s choreography        Keyword:   “DESIGN”
  • Interpretation – a skater’s expression and style                         Keyword:   “FEELING”

THE MEN’S SHORT PROGRAM:

MEN:  7 elements  (3 jumps, 3 spins 1 step sequence)  2:50 max  

 

JUMPS:  1 double or triple axel

1 triple or quad jump immediately preceded by connecting steps or other free skate movements

                1 jump combination not including axel or solo jump – double/triple or triple/triple or quad/double or quad/triple

 

SPINS:    1 flying spin with a minimum of 8 revolutions (not same landing position as solo position spin)

1 solo position spin – camel or sit position – only 1 change of foot – minimum of 6 revolutions each foot

1 spin combination – only 1 change of foot-no flying entry– minimum of 6 revolutions on    each foot and a minimum of 2 positions.

 

LEVELLED STEP SEQUENCE: Fully utilizing the ice surface.

 

SCORING SHEET:  – SHORT PROGRAM  (**add 10% bonus for jumps after the 1minute 25 second mark ***)

 

AXEL:  _______________

 

SOLO JUMP:  ___________

 

JUMP COMBINATION: ( Jump 1 ___  + Jump 2___)  _________

 

Flying Spin: ______________

 

Solo position spin: _______________

 

Combination spin:  _________________

 

Program components each out of 10: 

skating skills:             transitions:             performance:                choreography:                    interpretation:

 

Program components Total out of 50________  + Technical Elements: ­­­___________

Deductions: _________ 1.0 off total for any falls

SKATER’S Total Short Program Score: _____________

 

MEN’S SHORT PROGRAM SCORES:

Benchmarks:           Very good: 75-79           Great: 80-84     Outstanding: 85-94  Top: 95+

 

As a guide, the following are the top 5 scores from the 2014/15 season as found on the isu.org website:

Men’s Short Program scores:

1

97.61

Denis TEN

KAZ

ISU Four Continents Championships 2015

12.02.2015

2

94.08

Yuzuru HANYU

JPN

ISU Grand Prix Final 2014/15

12.12.2014

3

93.92

Javier FERNANDEZ

ESP

ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2014

14.11.2014

4

93.39

Tatsuki MACHIDA

JPN

ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014

24.10.2014

5

90.33

Sergei VORONOV

RUS

ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2014

14.11.2014

Have fun!

Pj