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. This programme is tested under a progressive and continuous testing structure. Click here more on our programmes and courses.

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

• Backwards Marching across the ice
• Forward 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)
• Backwards 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 a standstill

LEVEL 6

• Forward inside three turns (left and right) from a 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 forward Cross rolls

LEVEL 8

• Continuously 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)