NISA Levels

Once you have completed the beginner levels 1 to 8, you can progress on to the intermediate levels, known as the Star Levels. Star levels are graded in Bronze, Silver and Gold and introduce jumps and spins to the skater. These levels can be signed off by your coach once you have demonstrated that you can perform the required elements to their satisfaction. Badges are available once the level has been successfully completed.


You can now move on to the NISA levels 1 to 4. These levels can only be passed by performing in front of a NISA registered judge at a grading at your rink. Certificates will be awarded, but there are no badges for these levels.


Bronze Badge

Bronze

  • Forwards and backwards cross-overs in a figure of 8
  • Forwards outside spiral on a curve (left and right)
  • Spin on one foot (min 4 revs) optional entry & exit
  • Waltz jump from 4-5 back crossovers (held landing for count of 3)
  • Bunny hop into Drag
Silver Badge

Silver

  • Single Salchow
  • Spin on one foot (min 4 revs) entry from backward crossovers stepping into forward outside edge, landing position exit
  • Backward spiral on a curve (left and right)
  • Backwards crossovers around a circle into an extended landing position for the count of 3 (left and right)
  • Teapot on either foot (forwards or backwards)

Gold Badge

Gold

  • Backwards outside one foot spin (min 1 rev)
  • Single toe-loop (with correct takeoff - not a toe three jump)
  • Spiral sequence: Forward outside spiral, forward outside three turn, two backward crossovers, back inside spiral (spirals held for 3 seconds) clockwise and counter-clockwise
  • A simple step sequence: Must have three turns, Mowhawks, Chasses, Crossrolls, Toe Steps; these can be done on any edges, forwards or backwards
  • Combination of skating movements, turns, jumps and spins in a short routine; with or without music (max 1minute 30seconds)



Nisi 1

Elements

  1. Simple forward perimeter stroking in both directions
  2. A Salchow
  3. Toe Loop (Entry must be from backwards)
  4. Upright spin (min 3 rev)(Upright position only)
  5. Forward and Backward Spiral held for a minimum of 10 metres
  6. Simple step sequence (minimum 75% ice coverage)

Free

Skaters must perform a well balanced programme with linking steps, consisting of: 3 jump elements including:

  • Single jumps only, excluding axel, lutz and flip. Must include 2 different solo single jumps
  • NO combinations or sequences are permitted A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 spins
  • Basic position spins only are allowed with no change of foot and no change of position. (Min 3 revs) 1 Step Sequence (min 75% ice coverage required Program length: 1 minute 30 secs +/- 5 sec

Nisi 2

Elements

  1. Forward Perimeter Stroking with crossovers across the ends of the rink. To be skated clockwise and anti clockwise using a maximum of four to six strokes along the sides
  2. A single jump (excluding Axel or Lutz) skated with flow
  3. A second single jump of a different type to that skated in 2. (excluding Axel or Lutz) and skated with flow
  4. Upright spin (min 5 rev) optional leg position
  5. Sit spin (min 2 rev in position)
  6. Simple step sequence with full ice coverage

Free

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

  • Single jumps only, excluding axel ,and lutz
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 jump combination or sequence consisting of only 2 single jumps, excluding axel & lutz
  • Any single 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 six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of four (4) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of four (4) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed 1 step sequence utilising the full ice surface.

Program length: 1 minute 30 secs +/- 5 sec


Nisi 3

Elements

  1. Figure of eight crossovers. This exercise will comprise of four alternating circles with crossovers, clockwise and anti-clockwise, both forward and backwards. This exercise must commence with speed and the skater must maintain good speed throughout. Circles must be linked with simple steps. These steps should be minimal and are at the discretion of the skater
  2. A Loop jump
  3. A Flip jump
  4. A Jump combination (no axels allowed)
  5. A Back entry Upright spin (min 3 revs)
  6. A combination spin comprising a came-sit spin on the same foot with a minimum of 2 rev. in each position
  7. Straight line step sequence utilising the full ice surface and including at least 3 one footed turns

Free

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

  • Single jumps only (no axels allowed)
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 jump combinations or sequences consisting of only 2 single jumps excluding axels
  • Any single jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • Step sequence utilizing the full ice surface

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 six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of four (4) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of four (4) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed.

Program length: 2 minute +/- 5 sec


Nisi 4

Elements

  1. A Lutz
  2. An Axel
  3. A jump combination of 2 jumps where the 2nd jump is a loop jump
  4. A jump sequence of 2 jumps maintaining rhythm and flow throughout
  5. A spin with a change of position with only 1 change of position and no change of foot (min 2 revs in each position)
  6. A change of foot spin with only one change of foot and no change of position.
  7. A step sequence utilising the full surface of the ice including at least 4 one footed turns of 2 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:

  • Single jumps only. Must include an axel
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 jump combinations or sequences consisting of only 2 single jumps.
  • Any single jump cannot be executed more than twice in total
  • 1 step sequence utilizing the full ice surface NB The axel may not be attempted more than twice in the programme

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 six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot with a minimum of four (4) revolutions.

The spin with no change of position can be executed with a change of foot and a minimum of six (6) revolutions or without a change of foot and a minimum of four (4) revolutions. In both spins flying entries are allowed.

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


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