2021 Colonial Excel Series Kick Off Chal

 TEAM MANEUVERS

FORM A TEAM OF 3-6 SKATERS

EACH TEAM WILL PERFORM

3 JUMPS, 2 SPINS & A STEP SEQUENCE.

JUMP & SPIN CHALLENGE

SINGLE SKATER OPTION TO  PERFORM A SOLO JUMP, COMBINATION JUMP & SPIN

TWO EVENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!

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WELCOME TO THE 2021 VIRTUAL COLONIAL EXCEL SERIES KICK-OFF CHALLENGE  

Welcome to the 2021 Colonial Excel Series Virtual Kick-Off Challenge! This is an opportunity for skaters to gear up for the 2021 Excel Series season and to showcase the skills they have been working on over the summer and fall.

The Colonial Excel Series Virtual Kick-Off Challenge will consist of two events, an individual jump and spin challenge and team maneuvers. Skaters will record their elements at their rink and submit their videos for judging. No awards or official placements will be given.

Open to all registered 2020-2021 Excel Series competitors.

REGISTRATION:

Registration will be through the  U.S. Figure Skating Event Management System (EMS).  For those entering the Team Maneuvers event, only one skater will register and enter the payment for the team.  

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Registration opens: February 1, 2021 

  • Registration closes: February 11, 2021

  • Video submission deadline: February 22, 2021

  • Judging: week of February 24-27th

  • Live Stream: Date and time TBD based on number of entries

EVENT MERCHANDISE:

Official Merchandise, including event Pins, will be available for sale

AWARDS: 

No awards or official placements will be given.  For the individual jump and spin challenge, each skater will receive a protocol with written feedback.  For team maneuvers, a leaderboard will be posted after the deadline and a viewing party will be held for each event. All participating skaters will receive a certificate for participating. 

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TEAM MANEUVER EVENTS: 

  • A minimum of three and maximum of six skaters may participate on a given team at any level (low, intermediate, high, platinum).  

  • Each skater on the team must perform at least one element, and no skater may perform more than two elements.

  • Athletes may “skate up” to any level, but they may not compete on a team at a lower level than the highest Free Skate test they have passed.

  • This should not be done as a full program, skaters should perform each element one at a time in order. 

  • Elements must be performed in order listed (jump 1, jump 2, jump 3, spin 1, spin 2, step)

  • Must be recorded in a single take with all skaters present.

  • Music is allowed, but do not overlay music as it would be editing the video. 

  • Skaters must start and finish each element near their team (socially distanced). For example, they start at the rink boards, and return back to the boards after they perform their element, then the next skater will go. 

  • Features may be repeated on spins.

  • Events will be judged using the Transitional Judging System.

    • All elements (jumps, spins, steps) in each level will receive the same base value.  

      • Low - 1.0

      • Intermediate -  2.0

      • High - 3.0

      • Platinum - 4.0

    • Judges will evaluate each element and assign a GOE on each element

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JUMP AND SPINS EVENTS:

  • A single skater event

  • Jump and spin challenge elements must be recorded in a single take.

  • Elements must be performed in order listed:  solo jump, combination jump, spin

  • Event will be judged using the IJS Judging system.

  • Skater may skate at their current test level or may skate up one or two  levels.

  • Skater may only skate in one jump and spin challenge event.

  • Music is allowed, but do not overlay music as it would be editing the video. 

 

REQUIRED ELEMENTS - Must be performed in the following order:

  1. Any Solo Jump

  2. Any Two or Three Jump Combination

  3. Any Spin 

 

Notes:

  1. Jumps:

    1. Only jumps allowable at the skater’s level are permitted.

    2. The solo jump may not be included within the jump combination.

    3. Jumps within the jump combination may be repeated.

 

  1. Spins:

    1. Only spins allowable at the skater’s level are permitted

    2. Maximum spin levels are as follows:

    3. Excel Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, Preliminary Plus, Pre-Juvenile & Pre-Juvenile Plus -  Max Level 1

    4. Excel Juvenile & Juvenile Plus - Max Level 2

    5. Excel Intermediate, Intermediate Plus, & Novice - Max Level 3

    6. Excel Junior & Senior - Max Level 4

3. Time Limit

  1. Excel Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, Preliminary Plus, Pre-Juvenile & Pre-Juvenile Plus:  Max Time – 1 minute

  2. Excel Juvenile & Juvenile Plus:  Max Time – 1:10

  3. Excel Intermediate, Intermediate Plus, & Novice:  Max Time – 1:15

  4. Excel Junior & Senior:  Max Time – 1:20

 

For more information on allowable jumps and spins, please consult the 2021 Excel Free skate requirements chart: https://www.usfigureskating.org/system/files/2021 Excel FS Requirements.pdf

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