Special Olympics Badge Program
The Special Olympics Sports Skills Program is designed for people with intellectual disabilities who may exhibit any number of physical impairments. The Special Olympics Figure Skating Badge Program allows athletes to learn skills in a progressive order and earn badges at each level. Athletes who complete the Special Olympics Badge Program will be prepared to move into the existing badge program at local rinks.
|Badge Level 1||stand unassisted, fall and stand, knee dip standing still, march forward 10 steps unassisted.|
|Badge Level 2||march forward 10 steps, swizzles at stand still, backward wiggle, 2-foot glide forward|
|Badge Level 3||backward wiggle or march, 5 forward swizzles, forward skating across the rink, forward gliding dip|
|Badge Level 4||backward 2-foot glide, 2-foot jump in place, 1-foot snowplow stop, forward 1-foot glide (left & right)|
|Badge Level 5||forward stroking across the rink, 5 backward swizzles, forward 2-foot curves (left & right), 2-foot turn front to back (in place)|
|Badge Level 6||gliding forward to backward 2-foot turn, 5 consecutive forward 1-foot swizzles on circle (left and right), backward 1-foot glide (left & right), forward pivot|
|Badge Level 7||backward stroking, gliding backward to forward 2-foot turn, T-stop, forward 2-foot turn on a circle|
|Badge Level 8||5 consecutive forward crossovers, forward outside edges, 5 consecutive backward 1/2 swizzles on a circle, 2-foot spin|
|Badge Level 9||forward outside 3-turns, forward inside edges, forward lunge or shoot the duck, bunny hop|
|Badge Level 10||forward inside 3-turns, 5 consecutive back crossovers, hockey stop, forward spiral|
|Badge Level 11||consecutive forward outside edges, consecutive forward inside edges, forward inside Mohawk, consecutive backward outside and inside edges|
|Badge Level 12||waltz jump, 1-foot spin, step sequence, combination of three moves chosen from badges 9-12|
Learn to Skate USA Membership
Must enroll and pay annual program Registration Fee .
Your membership number is required to register for classes. Keep your number on hand for future registrations. If you are renewing, please find the drop down at the top of your page and indicate “RENEWAL”.
Registration year is July 1-June 30.
What does my Learn to Skate USA
- An Official USFS Basic Skills membership card
- Progress record book (received in first year)
- Sport Accident Insurance
- General information about ice skating
- Basic Skills Edition of SKATING
Program cost is $16.00 (& shipping) per member annuallyLearn to Skate USA Registration
*Placement required by Director for this course.
Handouts with class blackouts will be given the week prior to the occurrence by Coach Tappie. Please let us know if your skater will need scholarship consideration for the class enrollment.
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All athletes will need to have a ‘Special Olympics Medical Form” filled out and kept up to date.
If you are unsure of your level of experience, contact Tappie Dellinger for guidance.