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NISA Skate UK, Basic Skills Programme

The skills obtained throughout the 8 stages of Skate UK will offer the participant the fundamental skills required to skate successfully. Skaters can later advance and progress these skills via the NISA Skate UK Star programme and with tuition from NISA coaches. The basic skills programme is assessed via a progressive and continuous testing structure.

Level 1:

  1.  Sit down and Stand Up
  2.  March forwards across the Ice
  3.  Forward two foot glide
  4.  Skate and Dip (Little Man)
  5.  Turn around on the spot

Level 2:

  1.  Backward marching across the ice
  2.  Forwards Swizzles (Lemons)
  3.  Forward two foot glide on a curve (Left and right)
  4.  Two foot turn on the spot (forwards to backwards, backwards to forwards)
  5.  Snowplough or T- Stop

Level 3

  1.  Forward Stroking (showing correct use of blade)
  2.  Moving two foot turn (forwards to backwards, backwards to forwards)
  3.  Backwards Swizzles (Lemons)
  4.  Backwards two foot glide
  5.  Forward one foot glide (left and right)

Level 4

  1.  Forward Outside edges on a circle (Left and right)
  2.  Forward Inside edges on a circle (Left and right)
  3.  Basic forward Slalom (basic outside/inside edges)
  4.  Backwards Stroking
  5.  Forward continuous Chasses around a circle (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

Level 5

  1.  Backward outside edges on a circle (left and right)
  2.  Backward inside edges on a circle (left and right)
  3.  Backward continuous Chasses around a circle (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  4.  Forward Crossovers (clockwise and anti-clockwise)
  5.  Forward Outside Three turns (left and right) from a standstill

Level 6

  1.  Forward inside Three turn (left and right) from standstill
  2.  Backwards outside edges step to forward outside edge on a circle
  3.  Backward Crossovers (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  4.  Backward two foot Slalom
  5.  Two foot Spin (Min 2 revs)

Level 7

  1.  Forward inside Mohawk (left and right)
  2.  Backward crossovers to landing position glide
  3.  Continuous forward outside edges along a straight line (As per NISA level 1 fieldmoves)
  4.  Continuous forward inside edges along a straight line ( As per NISA level 1 fieldmoves)
  5.  Basic forward Cross rolls

Level 8

  1.  Continuous outside Three turns around a circle (three in a row) Left & right
  2.  Continuous inside Three turns around a circle (three in a row) left & right
  3.  Step sequence: Three turns, Mohawk, cross rolls, twizzles, toe steps etc
  4.  Forward inside single Twizzle (left and right) Hockey skaters- Forward Drag (right and left)
  5.  One foot Spin (Min 2 revs) Hockey skaters- two foot Spin (Min 4 revs)