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!!
J DeW2 months ago Comments: My coach has been having me do figures since I started skating because she said its so important for me and figures teach you that control, stability and patients too, Also because we live in a want it right now world and the good things that make you a superior skater in the end takes time and thinking.
Catherine Laidler8 months ago Comments: How can they call it figure skating without actually doing the figures section? It is making to easy for the skaters, who are now competing, although it will save money from not having to have 2 pairs of boots.
John Rodway M.D.9 months ago Comments: Free skating has become gymnastics on ice. Lets bring back the beauty of figure skating including school figures.
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