Federation of Artistic Roller Skating
Basic Skill Awards

As of October 2015 Lincoln Artistic Roller Skating is adopting the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating basic grades awards shown below.

Grade 1


  • Skate forward across the rink without falling
  • Stop without falling or use of barrier or wall.
  • Skate forward then glide on two feet touching your toes.
  • Forward snake pattern, ensuring equal use of both feet. The snake pattern should cover at least 15 meters.







    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice.

Grade 2


  • Skate forward on alternate feet stroking from the side of the foot.
  • Commencing on alternate feet skate in a straight line forward from a ‘T’ position, balancing on the skating foot for a minimum of 3 seconds with the free leg extended behind.
  • Skate forward on alternate feet then glide on 2 feet into a sitting position (little man) hips level with knees.
  • Push Backward from the wall/barrier and perform a backward snake pattern ensuring equal use of both feet. The snake pattern should cover at least 10 meters.

    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice.

Grade 3


  • Push backwards from the wall/barrier and balance on alternated feet for a minimum of 3 seconds on each foot.
  • Push forward from a ‘T’ position on an outside edge with the free leg extended behind: a] on the right foot b] on the left foot.
  • Push forward from a ‘T’ position on an inside edge with the free leg extended behind: a] on the right foot b] on the left foot.
  • Perform a jump on 2 feet: a] whilst stationary b] whilst skating forward.

    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice.

Grade 4


  • Skate a forward progressive run movement in a circle, to the left (anti-clockwise) & to the right (clockwise).
  • Skate four continuos forward outside edges on alternate feet with the free leg extended behind.
  • Skate four continuous forward inside edges on alternate feet with the free leg extended behind.
  • Skate a forward arabesque on an outside curve with the free leg at least hip high.

    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice.

Grade 5


  • Skate continuous forward chasses linked with an inside edge in circle (corner steps of the Gilde Waltz) a] to the left (anti-clockwise) b] to the right (clockwise).
  • Perform a change of edge demonstrating a full understanding of the edges skated. State starting edge.
  • Turn from forward to backward on either foot and continue skating backwards on alternate feet.
  • Toe push (bunny hops) and mazurka jumps (toe assisted linking steps) on alternated feet.

    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice

Grade 6


  • Turn from forwards to backwards using an inside heel to heel mohawk in both directions.
  • Skate four contiuous back outside edges on alternated feet with free leg extended to the front.
  • Starting on alternate feet: Step forwards from a back outside edge: a] onto a forward outside edge b] onto a forward inside edge.
  • Skate four continuous forward cross rolls, showing an understanding of the edges required.


    Test candidates over 30 years of age may opt out of one element of their choice
* please note all grades 6 and above require external assessment.
 
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