Figure skating at its best
March 22–28 2021
Figure Skating for Rookies Part 2: Jumps
Figure skating jumps differ in how you take-off, although you always land in the same direction: facing backwards. The majority of figure skaters take-off and rotate to the left (counter-clockwise), and then always land on the right foot, on the so-called outside edge. This means that the skater travels in an arc, putting weight on the little toe. The opposite is the inside edge, where weight is instead put on the big toe.
Jumps can be edge jumps, jumps made from one or other edge, or toe jumps, which means that you jump by using the toe picks at the front of your blades.
*The take-off foot mentioned below applies if you jump to the left and rotate counter-clockwise, which is the most common.
Successful Single Lutz: 0.6 points
Successful Double Lutz: 2.1 points
Triple Lutz with fall: 2,95 points (and -1,0 point extra deduction from total score)
Successful Triple Lutz: 5.9 points