NISA Levels

These are the advanced levels, By this stage you will be comfortably landing all of the single jumps, including the single Axel, and performing complex one foot spins.


Nisi 5

Elements

  1. Perimeter power crossover stroking. This exercise comprises of a curve type pattern of half a circle with two short edges and one slightly longer edge with the free leg extended behind. The exercise should be skated with speed down both sides of the rink, linked by crosscuts around the ends of the rink. The skater must maintain good speed throughout. Arm positions optional
  2. An Axel with flow
  3. A double Salchow
  4. A jump combination one of which must be a lutz or Flip
  5. A combination spin with or without change of foot (Minimum 6 rev in Total)
  6. A change foot sit spin (Min 6 rev in total) Flying entry allowed
  7. A step sequence utilising the full ice surface including at least 4 one footed turns of different types (ISU abbreviations), plus 2 steps to be different Mohawks or Choctaws and a Spiral

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps consisting of: 4 jump elements, including:

  • A minimum of 1 axel type jump element ( either solo or in combination or sequence)
  • 1 double jump
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 jump combinations or sequences consisting of only 2 jumps in combination. A jump sequence can contain any number of jumps but only the two most difficult jumps will be counted
  • Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • There must be two (2) spins (but not more) of a different nature (abbreviation), one of which must be a spin combination and one must be a spin with no change of position

The spin combination can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of six (6) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed.

There must be 1 step sequence fully utilizing the ice surface.

Programme Length 2 minutes 30 secs. +/- 10 secs


Nisi 6

Elements

  1. A double toe Loop
  2. A jump combination consisting of an Axel with a double Toe Loop or Double Loop jump
  3. A jump sequence of 1 double jump and 1 single jump
  4. A Camel Spin with a change of foot minimum 3 rev on each foot
  5. A layback or sideways spin with no change of position (min 5 rev in total) or, A cross foot spin (min 5 rev in total)
  6. Incorporate 3 of the following in a serpentine pattern: Forward Spiral, Backward Spiral. Pivot, Ina Bauer, Spread Eagle, Drag
  7. A circular step sequence utilising the full ice surface including at least 4 one footed turns of different types (ISU abbreviations) and 2 steps to be different Mohawks or Choctaws

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps, consisting of: 4 jump elements including:

  • A minimum of 1 axel type jump element ( either solo or in combination or sequence)
  • 2 different solo double jumps
  • 1 jump combinations or sequence consisting of only 2 jumps in combination. A jump sequence can contain any number of jumps but only the two most difficult jumps will be counted. ï‚· Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • There must be two (2) spins (but not more) of a different nature (abbreviation), one of which must be a spin combination and one must be a spin with no change of position

The spin combination can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of six (6) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed.

1 step sequence fully utilizing the ice surface.

Programme Length 3 min. +/- 10 secs


Nisi 7

Elements

  1. A double Salchow with flow
  2. A double Toe Loop with flow
  3. A jump combination consisting of 2 double jumps
  4. A jump sequence minimum 3 jumps to include an Axel. and a double jump can be repeat of 1 or 2)
  5. A Camel spin with a flying entrance with a minimum of 6 revolutions
  6. A spin combination of minimum 10 revolutions
  7. Straight line Step sequence utilising the full surface of the Ice which meets the requirements of ISU level 1
    Minimum Variety Must include at least 5 turns & 2 steps, none of the types can be counted more than twice

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps consisting of: 5 jump elements for ladies and 6 for men, including:

  • 1 Axel type jump element (either solo or in combination or sequence)
  • 2 solo double jumps
  • 2 jump combinations or sequences. Both must contain at least 1 double jump
  • For men 1 further solo jump
  • Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • There must be two (2) spins (but not more) of a different ISU abbreviation, one of which must be a spin combination and one must be a spin with no change of position

The spin combination can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of six (6) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed.

There must be for Ladies and for Men: 1 step sequence fully utilising the ice surface.

Programme length 3 min. +-/ 10 secs


Nisi 8

Elements

  1. An Axel with speed and flow
  2. A double Loop with speed and flow
  3. A jump combination consisting of two double jumps the second of which must be a double Toe Loop
  4. A jump sequence consisting of a minimum of 3 jumps two of which must be double jumps.
  5. A flying Camel Spin into back sit spin of minimum 6 rev
  6. A Sit change Sit spin or Camel change Camel spin (minimum 6 revs on each foot)
  7. A Serpentine Step Sequence utilising the full ice surface and meeting the requirements of ISU level 1
    Minimum Variety Must include at least 5 turns & 2 steps, none of the types can be counted more than twice.

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps consisting of: 5 jump elements for ladies and 6 for men, including:

  • 1 Axel type jump element
  • 3 solo double jumps
  • 1 combination jump consisting of only 2 double jumps
  • For men 1 further jump element, either solo in combination or sequence
  • Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • There must be a two (2) spins (but not more) of a different nature (abbreviation), one of which must be a spin combination and one must be a spin with no change of position

The spin combination can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of six (6) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of eight (8) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions.

In both spins flying entries are allowed.

There must be for Ladies and for Men:

A step sequence fully utilising the ice surface.

Programme length Ladies 3 min. +/- 10 secs Men 3 min 30 secs +/- 10 secs


Nisi 9

Elements

  1. A double Axel
  2. A double jump immediately preceded by connecting steps and / or other comparable free skating movements
  3. A jump combination consisting of two double jumps (must not include a double loop)
  4. A jump combination consisting of two double jumps (must include a double loop as the second jump)
  5. A flying sit spin of minimum 6 rev
  6. A spin combination of minimum 10 rev in total
  7. A Choreographic Sequence utilising the ice surface. As per ISU single free skating programme requirements
  8. A Step Sequence fully utilising the Ice Surface that meets the requirements of ISU Level 2
    Simple Variety Must include at least 7 turns and 4 steps, none of the types can be counted more than twice

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps consisting of: 6 jump elements for ladies and 7 for men, including:

  • A double axel
  • 3 solo double jumps
  • 1 jump combination including two double jumps
  • For ladies 1 further jump element containing a double jump, either solo in combination or sequence
  • For men 2 further jump element containing a double jump, either solo in combination or sequence
  • Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • There must be two (2) spins (but not more) of a different nature, one of which must be a spin combination and one must be a flying spin or a spin with a flying entrance

The spin combination must be executed with a minimum of eight (8) revolutions. Flying entrance is not allowed.

The flying spin must have a minimum of six (6) revolutions. If the spin with a flying entrance is selected, the spin must be executed with a change of foot and without a change of position with a minimum of eight (8) revolutions.

1 step sequence utilizing the full ice surface.

Ladies 3 Minutes 30 secs +/- 10 seconds Men 4 Minutes +/- 10 seconds


Nisi 10

Elements

  1. A double Axel with speed and flow
  2. A Triple jump
  3. A Jump combination consisting of One double and one triple. (Triple jump maybe repeat of 2)
  4. A jump sequence of minimum 3 jumps. (2 of which must be double or triple jumps)
  5. A Death drop or flying change sit spin of minimum 6 rev
  6. A spin combination with one change of foot and two changes of position, demonstrating three different positions (min 6 rev on each foot)
  7. A Choreographic Sequence fully utilising the ice surface as per ISU single free skating programme requirements
  8. A Step Sequence fully utilising the Ice Surface that meets the requirements of ISU Level 2
    Simple Variety Must include at least 7 turns and 4 steps, none of the types can be counted more than twice

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps consisting of: 7 jump elements for ladies and 8 for men, including:

  • A double axel
  • A triple jump
  • 3 solo double jumps
  • 1 jump combination including two double jumps
  • For ladies 1 further jump element containing a double jump, either solo in combination or sequence
  • For men 2 further jump element containing a double jump, either solo in combination or sequence

Any single or double jump cannot be executed more than twice in total.

There must be 3 spins ( but not more) with different ISU abbreviations, 1 of which must be a combination spin (min 10 revs), 1 a flying spin or spin with a flying entrance (min 6 revs) and 1 a spin with only 1 basic position (min 6 revs)

1 step sequence utilizing the full ice surface.

Ladies 4 Minutes (+/- 10 seconds) Men 4 Minutes 30 secs (+/- 10 seconds)


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