We all know that School Figures was and still is the Foundation for Figure Skating. This is evident as we've watched Figures being reintroduced to Moves-in-the-Field. The IJS is calling for well defined and clear entry edges into jumps, footwork sequences, and spins. School Figures trained us to really understand and use edges for clarity and definition. There are so many other reasons to Bring Back Figures and we invite anyone who is interested in signing this petition to state their reasoning "comment box" provided when signing the petition. Let's see if there is enough interest and turn out to present this petition to USFS Governing Council for consideration.
How many "modern" skaters have the level of edge control and discipline necessary to pass even an Intermediate figures test? Figures differentiate STRONG skaters from skaters who can simply jump and spin. Bring them back!
I've been out of skating for many years now but it doesn't take a trained eye to see how the freestyle performances have changed since the loss of figures!
Ditto to all the other comments I've read!
I would love for figures to come back!!
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