Rules to play Figure Skating
Pair lifts are generally overhead. According to the current ISU rules for senior level competition, the man must rotate more than once, but fewer than three and a half times. In competitive pair skating, lifts must travel across the ice to be included in the technical elements score (TES); stationary lifts are included in choreography. Pair lifts are grouped by the holds involved.The judges look at speed, ice coverage, the quality of the ladys position, position changes, and the mans stability and cleanness of turns throughout. Skaters may also raise their score by having a difficult entry such as in spiral or spread eagle position, a difficult exit, or other features such as stopping the rotation, turning a carry lift into rotational one, or reversing rotation (i.e. both clockwise and counter clockwise directions).