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# How long is a short program in figure skating?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

In men's competition, there are two programs: A short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes 30 long.

In women's, there are also two programs: Short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes long.

In pairs, there are three programs: Short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes 30 seconds long.

In ice dance, there are three programs: Compulsory dance which is 2 minutes 30 seconds long, an Original dance which is approx 2 minutes 30 seconds long and Free dance which is 4 minutes long.

(all the programs could be plus or minus 10 seconds)

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14y ago

Wiki User

10y ago

The short program is 2 minutes 50 seconds long for all disciplines, men, ladies, pairs and ice dancers.

The long program is 4 1/2 minutes for men and pairs, and 4 minutes for ladies and ice dancers.

Wiki User

14y ago

the short program from my knowledge is about 2 minuets and 30 seconds

Wiki User

10y ago

4 min. 30 secs. for men, 4 min. for ladies, pairs and ice dancers.

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10y ago

how many minutes does a figure skating copetition last

Wiki User

10y ago

In the Olympics and other senior level skating competitions, short programs are 2:40. Long programs and free dances are 4:00, except for the men's long program, which is 4:30.

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