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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 07:33:34 am »
An update on this;

"The skills will take effect from 1st January 2022, field moves tests applications will stop being accepted by the office on 31st December 2021, skaters will be able to test until 30th June 2022."

https://www.iceskating.org.uk/post/national-skills-coach-education-tests-announcement
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 08:12:47 am »
So what the H E Double Hockey Sticks are "National Skills" when they're at home?!  :(
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2021, 01:52:42 pm »
So what the H E Double Hockey Sticks are "National Skills" when they're at home?!  :(


No idea - my coach has said that various Facebook groups will be great entertainment in the coming weeks  ;D


If he gives me any info Ill let you know, but hes not thrilled at the situation coaches find themselves in with it.


 Im not a field moves fan so Im quite excited that theyre going, but as coach said you dont know whats replacing them yet!
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2021, 02:54:22 pm »
I know a little more than I did this morning. Apparently they are similar exercises, but with a much better flow. That information has come from people who know the developer of the exercises and who have been trying them out. It's just more uncertainty for me at the moment, which I can well do without!
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2021, 02:59:42 pm »
Being asked to do full circles during club group sessions taught me more about edges than all the field moves I did.  I found out my edges were not as stable as I thought!  Lots of other people couldn't do them either, and you'd be surprised at how many of them were quite advanced skaters.

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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2021, 04:02:01 pm »
Every skater should learn to skate full circles. I'm my view it's a coaching failure if they don't.

I liked figures, I like field moves but I'm always open to new things and innovation if they raise the skating standard.
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2021, 04:26:45 pm »
Every skater should learn to skate full circles. I'm my view it's a coaching failure if they don't.

I liked figures, I like field moves but I'm always open to new things and innovation if they raise the skating standard.


Yes I quite agree.  I'm still trying to do full circles on all 8 edges on my rollerblades.  Harder than it looks, at least for this clumping old man!

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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2021, 04:28:36 pm »
I certainly can't do them on my Lineas! On ice, though, it's a lot easier. I did figures...
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2021, 04:40:04 pm »
I certainly can't do them on my Lineas! On ice, though, it's a lot easier. I did figures...


Ice is certainly easier because the blades are designed for it.  My rollerblades have a rockered frame which does make edges easier but they don't have much of a heel so one's weight is naturally not pitched as far forward as on figure boots so it's harder work.  I didn't do figures but some of my coaches did and I asked to do them in my private lessons.  I did some with the incomparable Jacqueline Harbord, who trained them outdoors in Switzerland somewhere.  Figures in the wind!


I found having to do full circles improved my three turns as I had more control.  I feel the turn should almost make itself.

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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2021, 04:49:12 pm »
Ah, Jacqueline Harbord...  8)

My Lineas are beautifully rockered but I still can't did full circles on them.

I also did figures on an outside rink in Switzerland. In the snow...  :o The good old days!  ;D
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Re: New NISA/BIS levels
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2021, 05:04:01 pm »
Jacquie is an absolute diamond.


Struggling with figure skating on rollerblades makes me feel like a champ when I get back on ice and find it all so much easier!



 

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