Singles figure skating is a sport in which solo skaters perform jumps, spins, and intricate footwork. Popular jumps include double, or triple axels, flip jumps, salchow jumps, and lutz jumps. In competition, there are two different dance routines that participants perform: the short dance, which is approximately three minutes long, and the free dance, which is approximately four minutes long. In the short dance, participants are required by the judges to incorporate specific elements, such as jumps and spins, and have minimal freedom over choreography. In comparison, the free dance is an opportunity for participants to demonstrate creativity as they have more freedom to design their own choreography. Routines are judged and scored based on the code of points, which is calculated by combining the technical element and the program component score. Female skaters are required to wear either a dress with tights or a skirt and male skaters are required to wear full length trousers.
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Central Toronto Skating Club; Forest Hill Figure Skating Club; North Toronto Skating Club; Leaside Skating Club; East York Skating Club; Newmarket Skating Club; Skate Oakville
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Moss Park Arena140 Sherbourne StToronto, ON M5A 2R6http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/3491/index.htm
Memorial Park340 Chaplin CrescentToronto, ON M5N 2N3
North Toronto Memorial Arena174 Orchard View BlvdNorth York, ON M4R 1Z2http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/3492/index.htm
Leaside Memorial Community Gardens1073 Millwood RdNorth York, ON M4G 1E7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/789/index.htm
Varsity CentreUniversity of Toronto299 Bloor St WToronto, ON M5S 1W2
Scotiabank Arena40 Bay StreetToronto, ON M5J 2X2
Ricoh Coliseum45 Manitoba DrToronto, ON M6K 3C3
MasterCard Centre400 Kipling AveEtobicoke, ON M8V 3L1
Meadowvale Four Rinks2160 Torquay MewsMississauga, ON L5N 1P7
Stouffville Arena12483 9 Line NWhitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 1C2
Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre25 Hester StreetHamilton, ON L9A 2N3
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