KIWI SKATE AWARDS is a New Zealand Skate School Program that takes skaters through a series of fourteen badge levels from tiny tots and beginners up to a competitive level in any Ice Skating Sport such as Figure Skating, Ice Hockey & Speed Skating. For Figure Skating badges cover various disciplines such as figures, dance, freeskate, stroking and synchronized.
a) Proper way to fall and get up (standing still). Dip position, bring arms into chest and fall to ice either side of bottom. To get up roll on to knees and hands, raise one foot, placing between hands on ice, then the other foot, with both feet flat on the ice between hands, stand up.
b) Dip standing still. Skater to bend knees to squat position with arms stretched forward. Hips no higher than knees.
c) Forward two foot glide length of glide equal to skater’s height — feet no further than a blade length apart.
d) Skate half-way across width of rink without falling.
a) ‘Scooter’ push with left and right foot.
b) Back wiggle. The Skater must wiggle backwards, distance equal to height of the Skater.
c) Forward sculling. Three in and out movements, to glide distance equal to Skater’s height. May take three forward steps prior to this move.
d) Dip whilst moving, length of glide equal to skater’s height with feet no further than a blade length apart.
a) Rhythm skating: one count per glide across width of ice.
b) Forward skating and glide on two feet across the width of the rink
c) Forward skating and glide on two feet, then bending hands out in front of chest, returning to standing glide position (Pee Wee-position important).
d) Stopping – any skid stop (e.g. snow plough, side stop).
e) Backward marching with toes turned in (seesaw) across the width of rink.
a)“T” pushes: push off from heel to instep on an inside edge, glide forwards for length of skater’s body. (On each foot).
b) Forward double sculling across the width of the rink.
c) Backward skating, using alternating ‘C’ sculling (eight consecutive push-glide sequences).
d) Forward stroking across the ice: Glide on each foot for length of skater’s body (right and left)
e) Snow plough stops – left and right foot
a) Forward pumping on a circle on two feet, complete a right circle, stop then complete a left circle.
b) Two foot turn forwards to backwards and backwards to forwards on a curve while skating.
c) Forward crosscuts on a circle in both directions.
d) Backwards, half snow plow (both feet).
e) Backward skating across width of ice using “C” pushes, (show a push & glide on alternating feet).
f) Forward inside edges on a long axis (1/2 circles on alternate feet).
a) Backward one foot glides on a straight line, held for skater’s length of body.
b) Two foot spin for three revolutions in skater’s chosen direction.
c) Backward pumping on a circle, complete a right circle, stop then complete a left circle.
d) Forward outside edges on long axis – using proper push off, curving from a line and back to a line.
e) Three turns (both directions, outside).
f) Back inside Mohawks.
Abbreviations used for the following Kiwi Skate Awards
FI Forward Inside
LBI Left Back Inside
LBOLeft Back Outside
LFILeft Forward Inside
LFOLeft Forward Outside
RBIRight Back Outside
RBORight Back Outside
RFORight Forward Outside
RFIRight Forward Inside
a) Forward inside Mohawk (both directions).
b) Forward spirals on a curve (skater’s choice of foot).
c) BO to FO Mohawks (hold glide for 2 counts before & after Mohawks) (LBO to RFO), (RBO to LBO).
d) Three turns (both directions, inside).
e) Backward crosscuts on a circle in both directions.
f) Forward two foot parallel side stop (both directions).
g) Backward one-foot glides around a circle, sustaining a BO & BI glide, with foot pushing in front and then passing to behind skating foot (draw for direction).
a) Sequence of: 3 forward crossovers – FO Three Turn – 3 backward crossovers - BO-FO Mohawk (draw for direction).
b) Sequence: FO-BI 3 turn then push onto a BO edge glide, repeat minimum of 4 times around circle. (Draw for direction).
c) FI-BO 3 turn, step forward to FO edge, repeat minimum of 4 times around circle. (Draw for direction).
d) 3 forward crossovers FI-BI Mohawk – 3 back crossovers BI-FI Mohawk. Repeated a minimum of 3 times around circle. (Draw for direction).
e) Backward spirals on a curve, length of glide equal to skater’s height (skater’s choice of foot).
f) Backward outside edges – curving from a line and back to the line, first on the right foot then on the left foot.
g) Backward outside to forward inside three turns.
h) Backward inside to forward outside three turns.
a) Backwards inside edges (may start from a three turn) – curving from a line and back to a line, first on the right foot, then on the left.
b) Forward perimeter stroking: Using full ice surface, begin with 1 lap forwards, crossovers on ends of ice and stroking glides up the length of ice. Using a FO Three turn or a FI Mohawk to turn backwards and complete 1 lap backwards. (Both directions).
c) Forward crosscuts in a figure eight pattern.
d) Backwards crosscuts in a figure eight pattern.
e) Forward outside spiral on a curve (both feet).
f) Forward inside spiral on a curve (both feet).
g) Simple step sequence.
h) Figure Eights - outside and inside.
a) Circle stroking (outside). The skater shall complete three or more forward crossovers followed by FO Three Turn, and completes three or more backward crossovers. The skater then glides on the BO edge, stepping onto the FO edge on the other foot. This sequence should be repeated three times. It must be performed in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.
b) Circle stroking (inside). The skater shall be complete three or more forward crossovers followed by Fl Mohawk. The skater then changes to the BO edge of the other foot and completes three or more backward crossovers. The skater then glides on a BI edge, stepping
onto the Fl edge of the other foot (Mohawk type turn). This sequence should be repeated three times. It must be performed in both clockwise and anti- clockwise directions.
c) Rink stroking. The skater shall do forward crossovers around each end of the rink interspersed with a least four long strongly held edges down each side. Three laps of the rink in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions are required. Special attention to be given to speed, glide and carriage.
a) Forward bunny hop – left or right foot.
b) Waltz jump (entry from backwards crosscuts).
c) Half flip jump.
d) Forward pivot.
e) 1-foot spin 3 revolutions (optional entry).
f) Back spirals on a curve (outside and inside/right and left foot).
g) Simple step sequence (min. of five steps/turns such as toe steps, Mohawk, cross steps, change of edge, three turns, brackets, counters, rockers Choctaws).
a) Toe loop jump.
b) Salchow jump.
c) Split Jump.
d) One foot spin - three revolutions (correct entry).
e) Backward pivot.
f) Inside Ina Bauer or forward inside spread eagle.
g) Jump combination: waltz jump/toe loop.
h) Footwork of a more advanced nature (straight line, minimum of eight steps).
a) Stag jump.
b) Loop Jump.
c) Back one foot spin (three revolutions).
d) Camel spin or sit spin (three revolutions).
e) Jump combination – salchow jump/toe loop jump.
f) Half lutz jump.
g) Flip jump.
h) Footwork on a curve (minimum of eight steps).
Skills for Assessment
A one and a half minute program to music, to include at least four different jumps, a minimum of two spins, one or more forward or backward spiral, spread eagle or pivot movements, simple connecting movements, one step sequence and an opening and closing movement. Other movements allowed.