A well-balanced Free Skating program must contain 8 elements in total:
Maximum of five (5) jump elements:
- one of which must be an Axel-type jump
- maximum of two (2) jump combinations or one (1) jump combination and one (1) jump sequence:
- A jump combination and a jump sequence consist of two (2) jumps
- In the jump sequence the second jump must be an Axel type jump with a direct step from the landing curve of the first jump in to the take-off curve of the Axel jump. One full revolution on the ice be- tween the jumps (free foot can touch the ice, but without weight transfer) keeps the element in the frame of the definition of a jump sequence. Jumps executed in a jump sequence receive their full value
- Double axel (2A) and triple jumps are not allowed
- All double jumps are allowed
- Any jump with the same name (including Axel type jumps) cannot be included more than two (2) times in total.
Maximum of three (3) spins of a different nature:
- one (1) spin combination with a change of foot (minimum of eight (8) revolutions) or without a change of foot (minimum of six (6) revolutions)
- one (1) spin in one position with a change of foot (minimum of eight (8) revolutions) or without a change of foot (minimum of six (6) revolutions)
- in both spins flying entries are allowed
One (1) Step Sequence fully utilizing the ice surface.
The Program Components are only judged in:
- Skating Skills
The Factor of the Program Components is 2.40 for Boys, 2.13 for Girls.
- In all elements, which are subject to Levels, only features up to Level 2 will be counted. All additional features will not count for Level requirements and will be ignored by the TP.
- There will be no special factor of 1.1 for jump elements performed in the second half of the program.
- Evaluation is in accordance with ISU Communication No.2489 (or any update).