There are many regulations for figure skating because there are several different types of skating competitions. The following rules refer to the Singles Free Skate; for any other information refer to the 2008 Official Figure Skating Rulebook ©.
The skaters are judged on the following components: overall skating quality, transitions (intricate footwork, positions and movement), performance (involvement of the skater), choreography (original arrangement of all types), interpretation (personal, and creative translation). Points are deducted for falls, trips, and other errors. Even the minute ones. The skater with the highest score wins.Refer to the 2008 Official Figure Skating Rulebook © on pages 141-181 for more information on the Singles Free skate and many more types of skating.
Each blade on an ice-skate has two edges, an inside edge and an outside edge.