Moves in the Field Changes

Test elements listed on this page took effect September 2, 2010. The changes were passed at the 2009 Governing Council meeting in Buffalo, NY.  Refer to USFSA Moves in the Field page  for more information.

Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field Test (PPM) Judges Test form
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The purpose of this test is to encourage beginning skaters to learn the fundamentals of ice skating.
No great deal of technical ability, carriage or flow is expected. The candidate
must show knowledge of the steps, fairly good edges and some evidence of good form.
Forward Perimeter Stroking
Basic Consecutive Edges
Forward Right and Left Foot Spiral
Waltz Eight
Preliminary Moves in the Field Test (PM) Judges Test form
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The purpose of this test is to continue the encouragement of beginning skaters to learn the
fundamentals of ice skating. The candidate must show knowledge of the steps and a good sense
of power (speed and flow). Attention should be given to depth of edges and proper curvature of lobes.

Forward and Backward Crossovers (combined pattern)
Consecutive Outside and Inside Spirals
Forward Power 3-Turns
Alternating Forward 3-Turns
Forward circle 8
Alternating Backward Crossovers to Backward Outside Edges (condensed pattern)
Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field Test (PJM) Judges Test form
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The fundamentals of ice skating must be demonstrated, although not necessarily mastered.
Good edges, flow, power, extension and posture are required and must be strongly emphasized.

Forward and Backward Perimeter Power Stroking
FO-BI 3-Turns in the Field
FI-BO 3-Turns in the Field
Forward and Backward Power Change of Edge Pulls   
Backward circle 8
Five Step Mohawk Sequence (condensed pattern)
Juvenile Moves in the Field Test (JM) Judges Test form
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Candidates must skate the correct steps and turns on good edges, with good form,
flow, power, and preciseness to their steps.

Stroking: Forward power circle
Stroking: Backward power circle
Eight Step Mohawk Sequence (figure 8 pattern)
Forward and Backward Free Skating Cross Strokes
Backward Power 3-Turns
Forward Double 3-Turns
Intermediate Moves in the Field Test (IM) Judges Test form
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Strong, true edges, smooth turns, correct posture and effortless flow are expected of the candidate.

Backward Double 3-Turns
Spiral sequence (revised pattern)
Brackets in the Field Sequence
Foward twizzles
Inside Slide Chassé Pattern
Novice Moves in the Field Test (NM) Judges Test form
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The candidate must give a performance that is generally good. The preciseness of the footwork should be nearly
faultless, the body motion well timed and the flow and power very good. No major consistent errors should be in evidence.

Backward and Forward inside 3 turns/rocker-choctaw sequences
Forward and Backward Outside Counters
Forward and Backward Inside Counters
Forward loops
Backward Rocker Choctaw Sequence
Backward twizzles
Junior Moves in the Field Test (JRM) Judges Test form
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The candidate must give a performance that is generally very good in all respects. Focus should be on
power, flow, edge quality and line and footwork control.

Forward and Backward Outside Rockers
Forward and Backward Inside Rockers
Power Pulls
Choctaw Sequence
Backward loop pattern
Straight line step sequence
Senior Moves in the Field Test (SRM)   Judges Test form 
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The candidate must give an excellent performance, displaying power, strong edge control and depth,
extension, and precise footwork control.

Sustained Edge Step
Extension Spiral Step (revised pattern)
Backward Outside Power Double 3-Turns to Power Double Inside Rockers
Backward Inside Power Double 3-Turns to Power Double Outside Rockers
Serpentine edge step
Adult Moves In The Field Tests

To qualify for any adult test, the candidate must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older and must have passed
the preceding adult test within the classification unless otherwise specified within these rules.
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Adult Pre-Bronze Moves in the Field (APBM) Judges Test form
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The purpose of this test is to encourage beginning adult skaters to learn the fundamentals of ice skating.
No great deal of technical ability, carriage or flow is expected. Candidates must show knowledge of the
steps, fairly good edges and some evidence of good form.

Forward Perimeter Stroking
Basic Consecutive Edges
Forward and Backward Crossovers (combined figure 8 pattern)
Waltz Eight
Forward 3-turns
Adult Bronze Moves in the Field (ABM) Judges Test form
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The fundamentals of ice skating must be demonstrated although not necessarily mastered. Candidates must
show knowledge of the steps and a good sense of power (speed and flow). Attention should be given to depth
of edges and proper curvature of lobes.

Forward and Backward Perimeter Power Crossover Stroking
Forward Power 3-Turns
Alternating Back Crossovers to Back Outside Edges (condensed pattern)
Five Step Mohawk Sequence (condensed pattern)

Adult Silver Moves in the Field (ASM) Judges Test form
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Candidates must skate the correct steps and turns on good edges showing good form, flow,
power and preciseness to their steps.

Eight Step Mohawk Sequence (figure 8 pattern)
Forward & Backward Free Skating Cross Strokes
FO-BI 3-Turns in the Field
FI-BO 3-Turns in the Field
Forward Right & Left Foot Spirals
Forward and Backward Power Change of Edge Pulls
Adult Gold Moves in the Field (AGM) Judges Test form
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Candidates must give a strong performance showing strong true edges, smooth turns, correct posture and effortless flow.

Stroking: Forward Power Circle
Stroking: Backward Power Circle
Forward Double 3-Turns
Backward Double 3-Turns
Inside Slide Chasse Pattern
Brackets in the Field

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