2020 Northeast Region Beginner Program

With the exception of the Tiny Tot Division, this program is a two-year program. It has been revised to accommodate the ever-changing registered skaters of the Northeast Region. We as a region agreed last season to eliminate the “Sub” division and to use the already existing “C” divisions in the regular program set forth by USA Roller Sports. We have also added a new division to this program “Tiny Tots”.

All age divisions are determined as of January 1st of the skating season and the official count of a skater’s participation will begin with their first year as a “Newcomer”. Coaches please note: This program is for brand new skaters only. It is designed to help build and develop the skaters entering the sport of artistic skating.

There will be only two divisions, Newcomer and Intro, which will be broken down by the age groups listed below. If you have a skater skating at the “Newcomer” level, they will be allowed to challenge up one level to the “Intro” level. “Intro” level skaters may challenge up one level to the “C” division.

The host rink will state in the contest information packet if move-ups will be allowed for their contest, since this may depend on how much time is available to run the contest. The host rink will also choose the requirements to be skated for each division from those listed below.


First Year Skaters – Will be called “Newcomer”

Newcomer Tiny Tots – ages 7 and younger (as of January 1st of the skating season) Newcomer Primary/Juvenile- ages 10 years and younger
Newcomer Elementary/Freshman – ages 11 to 14
Newcomer Sophomore/Novice – ages 15 to 18
Newcomer Adult – 19 and older

Second Year Skaters – Will be called “Intro”

Intro Tiny Tots – ages 7 and younger (as of January 1st)
Intro Primary/Juvenile- ages 10 years and younger
Intro Elementary/Freshman – ages 11 to 14
Intro Sophomore/Novice – ages 15 to 18
Intro Adult-19 and older


Newcomer Requirements:

Figures
Tiny Tot: 111A or 111B (will skate one figure)
All other Newcomer divisions will skate one figure from the following at each contest:

111A, 111B, 112A, 112B

Dance

Tiny Tot: Scooter push with chasse, clockwise or counter clockwise.

All other Newcomer divisions will skate one of the following at each contest: Glide Waltz, City Blues, Progressive Tango


Intro Requirements:

Figures
Tiny Tot: Will skate two figures, one from each group.

Group 1: 111A & 111B Group 2: 112A & 112B

All other Intro divisions will skate two figures, one from each group. Group1: 1&2B Group2: 1B&2

Dance

Tiny Tot: Scooter push with cross front, clockwise or counter clockwise

All other Intro divisions will skate two dances, both from the same group. Group 1: Skaters March, Academy Blues

Group 2: Double Cross Waltz, Balanciaga

Freestyle Requirements (Vocal music may be used for any division)


Newcomer Division

Tiny Tots: Routine time 1:30 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds
Choose up to 4 jumps and 2 spins. No footwork requirement but may include a shoot the duck and or a spiral for footwork.

All other Newcomer divisions:

Routine time – 2:00 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds

You may choose up to 5 jumps and up to 3 spins from the list below. Jumps and spins may be repeated, but you may not do more than 5 jumps and 3 spins.

Jumps

Bunny Hop, two foot hop with or without 1⁄2 turn rotation, 1⁄2 mapes or toe walley, 1⁄2 flip or lutz, mohawk jump, waltz jump, full mapes or toe walley
You may include one 3 jump combination, which will count as 1 of the 5 jumps.

Spins

2 foot spin, inside forward upright, inside back upright .

Footwork – One sequence of primary footwork, any pattern.


Intro Division
Tiny Tots: Routine time 2 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds

You may use 5 jumps and 3 spins and one sequence of primary footwork. 1⁄2 rotation or full rotation jumps only. Footwork of any kind.

All Other Intro divisions:

Routine time 2:30 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds

You may choose up to 5 jumps and up to 3 spins from the list below; in addition you may also do 1 three jump combination. Jumps and spins may be repeated, but you may not do more than 5 jumps, 1 combination jump, and 3 spins.

Jumps

Any of the jumps from the Newcomer requirements and also Salchow, Full flip or full lutz, or loop jump. In addition to the 5 jumps, you may also add one three jump combination using any of the 1⁄2 or full rotation jumps. No one and a half rotation jumps allowed.

Spins

Any two foot or 1 foot upright spin and/or sit spin. You may use combination spins, but camel spins or traveling spins are not allowed.

Footwork – 1 sequence of primary footwork and one sequence of secondary footwork allowed, one of which must be diagonal