Freestyle Slalom Grading

The slalom grading program offers a structure for slalom skaters like yourself to improve your skills. In addition to providing a list of moves in an organized manner and resources to help you learn, SkateIA offers the opportunity to get graded as you progress to new levels of mastery.

For students

  • Know what moves to learn next
  • Set goals for your slalom and level up
  • Get graded and receive a certificate for your mastery of a new level

For instructors

  • Plan and arrange your lessons around particular grade levels
  • Use the grading program as a rubric for classes
  • Give students realistic goals that they can strive for

The grading passport

Get your grading passport!

Get graded

Gradings are currently offered at competitions in the US and will also be offered online later in 2018. See USARS Slalom Skating for the latest info.

The moves

Grade I Grade II
Fish
Snake
Backward Snake
Crisscross
Backward Crisscross
Basket weave
Nelson
Back Nelson
Sun
Crazy
Mabrouk
Stroll (‘Double Crazy’)
Back Stroll (‘Back Double Crazy’)
Mega
Crab
1 Foot
Italian
Mexican
Crazy Sun

 

Grade III Grade IV
8
Back 8
X
Jumping X
1 Foot Backward
Toe Toe Snake
Volte
Grande Volte
Eagle OR Eagle Cross
Small Car
J-Turn
Reverse J-Turn
Brush
Backward Brush
Special
Heel Toe Back Snake
1 Cone Crazy
1 Cone Double Crazy
1 Cone Back Double Crazy
Drift

 

Grade V Grade VI
Wiper
Fan Volte OR Total Cross
Swan OR Screw
Toe Wheeling (4 cones)
Heel Wheeling (4 cones)
Crazy Legs
1 of: Rekil / Reverse Rekil / Total Foot / Foot Shift
Footgun OR Touch Down
 
Other of: Swan OR Screw
2 more of: Rekil / Reverse Rekil / Total Foot
Foot Shift
1 of: Wheeling Eagle / Inverted Side Surf
Jumping Special
1 of: Back Footgun / Bw Touchdown / Kasakchok / Christie / Deck Chair
Back Heel wheeling OR Back Toe Wheeling (4 cones)

 

Grade VII Grade VIII
 
Other of: Back Heel wheeling OR Back Toe Wheeling
Sewing Machine (2 cones)
Seven (2 cones)
Wheeling Fw-Bw (4 fw – 4 bw)
Cobra
Chicken Leg (2 rotations)
1 other: Back Footgun / Bw Touchdown / Kasakchok / Christie / Deck Chair
Seven (4 cones)
Wheeling Shift (4 cones)
Wheeling Rekil
Chicken Toe (2 rotations)
Backward Cobra
Toe Inverted Eagle OR Butterfly
1 of: Bw Deckchair / Toe Christie / Bw Christie / Back Kazakchok / Footgun Foot Spin

Resources

YouTube video demonstrations (Grades 1-3)

iPhone and iPad apps (Grades 1-3)