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Bring Back Figures!

453 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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.


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  • Paul Mata
    Paul Mata United States, Warren
    Nov 06, 2015
    Nov 06, 2015
    Figures teach you more about your body and help with control, such a shame they got rid of the eliment the "Figure Skating" was named after.
  • Jeannie lovegrove
    Jeannie lovegrove United Kingdom, Abingdon
    Nov 06, 2015
    Nov 06, 2015
    Should never have been abolished in the first place!
  • diane rudnick
    diane rudnick United States, Spokane
    Jul 26, 2015
    Jul 26, 2015
    Nothing I can say that hasn't been said before. I totally understand from a business perspective why figures are not worthy of a television audience, but fundamentally I think the quiet control of figures led to better freestyle skating. It's impressive that elite skater can do quads and triples nowadays, but when I find myselff looking at skating videos of whom to emulate .. I look back to the late 60's and 70's and find their program and choreography much more enjoyable to watch. You rarely see a program any more without botched landings or falls and some of the spins nowadays offer some new variety, but they don't look nice on the ice and they are ruining the bodies of these skaters. Sorry, just my humble opinion.
    I think moves are great - but I think we should put the figures back in figure skating.
  • Laurie Harmon
    Laurie Harmon United States, Rockville
    Jun 12, 2015
    Jun 12, 2015
    I believe that the art of the figure has been lost in an attempt to streamline and "move" forward or advance skaters more quickly. Precision, attention to detail and discipline are skills required to excel in all areas of life and more and more sports where exacting practice and discipline are key, seem to be dumbing down what was once considered standard practice. A huge loss!
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