Protocols & Abbreviations

ELEMENT ABBREVIATIONS

Below are a list of commonly used element abbreviations used on protocols in the International Judging System (IJS).

     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
LIFTS Stationary StaLi
  Straight Line SlLi
  Curve CuLi
  Rotational RoLi
  Combination SlLi+CuLi or CuLi+RoLi
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
SPINS Spin Sp
  Combination CoSp
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
STEP & SPIRAL SEQUENCES Midline MiSt
  Diagonal DiSt
  Circular CiSt
  Serpentine SeSt
  Pattern Step PSt
  Not Touching Midline NtMiSt
  Spiral Sequence SpSq
  One-foot step sequence (lady) * OFStL
  One-foot step sequence (man) * OFStM
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
TWIZZLES Synchronized / Sequential Twizzles ** STw
  Sequential Twizzles (lady) * SqTwL
  Sequential Twizzles (man) * SqTwM
  Synchronized Twizzles (lady) * SyTwL
  Synchronized Twizzles (man) * SyTwM
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
CHOREOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS Choreographic dance lift ChLi1
  Choreographic spinning movement ChSp1
  Choreographic twizzling movement ChTw1
  Choreographic sliding movement ChSl1
  Choreographic character step sequence ChSt1
     

* During the 2018-19 season, the ISU split the levels for twizzles and the one-foot step sequence so that the lady and the man would be graded separately.
** No longer used. In place prior to the 2018-19 season.