Sandra, I have done an exercise in program planning. As an exercise
in judging under the Code of Points, try and judge this program
The music is "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.
This music is a little long for Free Skate, so the opening pose is held
for 30 seconds. Also there is a deduction for the lyric.
Element one is double loop footwork on the left, and then the right.
The second element, a flying camel .
The third element is a spread eagle into a 2A. Good, the legs won't
fail me now.
A great layback spin--Angela's style.
Circular footwork sequence with a great sit split--like Sasha.
All pretense for artistry has to go now--3S-3loop.
Field moves, an Ina Bauer that goes diagonally from one end of the
rink to the other. Spread eagles on the outside to the inside. Real
tough. (Brian Boitano)
The program doesn't get any easier: step sequence into a 3flip.
Hold onto your hat judge #5 in center of the panel--a glorious 3A.
A good death drop combination. It has great height, speed, and
back position, but it is not the best element you ever saw because it
travels two feet.
Right here, the music enters the verse Sail on Silver Girl, Sail on
by. Three strong pushes (Irina Slutskaya) into a great spiral
sequence. (Nicole Bobek)
The lost art of the illusion spin.
Straightline footwork. (Yuka Sato)
Not the best element in the program because half the time this
skater does a 3flutz. And then the features at the end of the
program: hydroblade into a 3loop. (Tim Goebel)
The tough tough TOUGH combination: 3t-3t-3t.
And the final element is a great blurred scratch.