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The Novice team is made up of 12-20 skaters who have all passed the Intermediate Moves in the Field test. All skaters on the team must be under the age of 15 with the exception of four skaters who may be 16 or 17. The team is coached by Jessica Stratton.

The team practices 3.5 hours each week in addition to monthly off-ice sessions. The practices are held Saturday mornings from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and alternating Sunday evenings from 3:10 pm to 5:10 pm and Wednesday afternoons from 5:50-6:60 at Rochester Ice Center.  They also work with Next Level Strength and Conditioning for an hour each week. Skaters are required to practice their individual skills for two hours each week. The team attends 3-5 travel competitions over the course of the season. Skaters should be able to execute the following moves with speed, control and flow:

-  Falling Leaf Jump
-  Flying Camel
-  Camel, Sit, Back Scratch Spin combo
-  Death Spiral - Base or Spinning Position
-  Ina Bauers (L/R), Spread Eagles (L/R), Heel Stretches (L/R), Biellmans, 170*
-  Spirals (L/R) - 135*
-  Split Jumps
-  Toe Steps and Toe turns
-  Brackets, Rockers, Counters, Choctaws (All)
-  Twizzles - FI (L/R), BO (L/R), BI (L/R)
-  Series 1: FI Bracket, BO Counter, FO Rocker
-  Series 2: BI Rocker, FI Bracket, BO Counter
-  Series 3: FI Rocker, BI Counter, FI Twizzle