Badge Program Skills

The Special Olympics Badge Program is the most efficient way Special Olympics has of dividing skaters into appropriate levels for training and competing. The Badge Program is an excellent reward system for the skaters. Once the Special Olympics athlete has completed all 12 Badge levels, he/she is then ready to be included into non-Special Olympics badge programs at his/her own skating rink.

More information on the specific skills included in the Badge Program and how to coach them can be found in the Special Olympics Figure Skating Sports Skills Program Guide and Special Olympics Skills Video.

 

For every badge level completed, skaters can receive a badge to recognize their accomplishments.

  • Adaptive Skating Curriculum Chart
  • Special Olympics Curriculum Chart

  • Figure Badge 1
    • Forward outside eight (3 tracings on each foot, scribed RFO-LFO)
  • Figure Badge 2
    • Forward inside eight (3 tracings on each foot, scribed RFI-LFI)
  • Figure Badge 3
    • Waltz eight (3 tracings on each foot, center marked, scribed RFO-LFO)
  • Pairs Badge 1
    • Forward stroking in unison, hand in hand
    • Forward crossovers in unison, hand in hand
    • Synchronized 2-foot spin (side by side, minimum of three revolutions)
  • Pairs Badge 2
    • Synchronized forward pivots (side by side)
    • Synchronized bunny hops (hand in hand)
    • 2-foot pair spin (position optional with both skaters on 2 feet, minimum of three revolutions)
  • Pairs Badge 3
    • Backward crossovers in unison (position optional clockwise and counterclockwise)
    • Bunny hop lift (cross arm handhold or armpit handhold)
    • Step sequence (pattern optional)
    • Killian hold pair spin (minimum 3 revolutions)
    • Lunge in holding position (side by side)
    • Perform side by side half flip
  • Pairs Badge 4
    • Spirals in a holding pattern (position optional)
    • One partner pivot, one partner in spiral position (modified death spiral)
    • Synchronized waltz jump (side by side)
    • Waltz jump lift
    • Synchronized 1-foot spin (minimum of three revolutions)
    • Step sequence (serpentine or circular pattern)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Waltz Badge 1
    • 6 beat forward progressive (left and right)
    • 6 beat forward outside swing roll (left and right)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Waltz Badge 2
    • Consecutive 6 beat forward progressives (left and right, minimum two in each direction)
    • Consecutive 6 beat forward outside swing rolls (left and right, minimum two in each direction)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Waltz Badge 3
    • Dutch Waltz with music (3 patterns)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Tango Badge 1
    • 4 beat forward chasse (left and right)
    • 4 beat forward slide chasse (left and right)
    • 4 beat forward outside swing roll (left and right)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Tango Badge 2
    • Consecutive 4 beat forward chasses (left and right, minimum two each direction)
    • Consecutive 4 beat forward slide chasse, 4 beat outside swing roll (left and right, minimum two each direction)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Tango Badge 3
    • Canasta Tango with music (3 patterns)
  • Ice Dancing Skills Swing Badge 1
    • 4 beat backward chasse (left and right)
    • 4 beat backward outside swing roll (left and right)
    • Right forward inside open mohawk
  • Ice Dancing Skills Swing Badge 2
    • Consecutive 4 beat backward chasses (left and right, minimum two each direction)
    • Consecutive 4 beat backward outside swing rolls (left and right, minimum two each direction)
    • Dance step sequence skated in a circle, repeated twice
  • Ice Dancing Skills Swing Badge 3
    • Swing dance with music (2 patterns)