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Open Juvenile

Open Juvenile

The Open Juvenile team is made up of 8-16 skaters.  All team members must be under the age of 20. 

The team practices 2 hours each week in addition to off-ice sessions.  The practices are held at Rochester Ice Center on Saturday mornings and Wednesday or Sunday afternoons.  Skaters are expected to practice an additional 1.5-2 hours each week outside of synch practice.  Mirror Images prefers that skaters have passed their Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field test but there is no set requirement by USFS.  Higher tested skaters are welcome. Skaters should be able to demonstrate the following skills with speed and flow:

- Back power 3-Turns (All Directions)
- Mohawks (L/R)
- Sit Spins
- Change Edge Spirals (L/R)
- FI or BO Twizzles
- Power Pulls (Forward/Back)
- Cross Rolls (Forward/Back)
- Power Stroking
- Lunges (Forward/Back)
- Change edge spirals, developing spread eagles and field moves such as 170* and Biellmans.
- Split Jumps & Falling Leafs
- Select toe steps
- Chasses, progressives, and swing rolls

Skaters are expected to perform the above and will be evaluated upon:


• Strong skating skill with good speed and upper body control 

• Clean and controlled edges 

• Nice posture and body line 

• Ability to hold a strong extension

• Proper pushing off the blade 

• Ability to skate to the beat of the music 

• Ability to skate with confidence and security on their own and in the line 

• Potential to progress throughout the season 

• Ability to pay attention and listen to directions