Figure Skating – Basic Spins
Figure Skating Spins – Sit Spin Differences and Clam (Bobbe Shire)

Spin specialist Bobbe Shire talks about the sit spin and the sit spin variation she calls the clam (sit back on forward foot).  On the clam she likes to have the skaters turn their heads to the side because… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Building the Backspin (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion on the process of developing the backspin.  In the preceding video, Audrey discussed the details of starting a backspin from a standstill.  In this video, Audrey shares her thoughts on… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Teaching a Beginner Backspin (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger explains the process she uses for teaching the backspin.  Many of these concepts are particularly appropriate for adult skaters.  She begins by teaching the back inside pivot in the direction the skater spins with… Continue reading

Learning to Spin – Some Clarifications on Spin Entries (Bobbe Shire)

Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire goes into more details about a few things she mentioned in her previous video on spinning.   Since the publication of Bobbe’s earliest videos on iCoachSkating.com, some subscribers have tried unsuccessfully to apply… Continue reading

Learning to Spin – Recent Changes (Bobbe Shire)

Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire discusses how she has changed how she teaches spins since some of the earlier recordings on iCoachSkating.com.  Several years have lapsed in real time between Bobbe’s earlier iCoachSkating.com videos and the new videos… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – All About Backspins (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch shares a ton of information about how to do and teach the challenging backspin.  Typically the backspin is an element that takes a long time to develop.  Charyl notes that she often starts with… Continue reading

Figure Skating Jump Air Position – Backspin Errors (Frank Carroll)

Olympic Coach Frank Carroll continues his previous discussion about jump air position with a description of the backspin and common air position or backspin errors.  Even though Frank is talking about the backspin in this video, he’s really discussing… Continue reading

Sit Spin Position and Femur Length (Kristina Anderson)

Figure skating strength and conditioning coach Kristina Anderson talks about how the relative dimensions of a skater’s body affect the ability of a skater to attain a “nice looking” sit spin position.  In particular, the length of the femur… Continue reading

Off-ice Figure Skating Training To Lower Sit Spins – Part 2 (Kristina Anderson)

Figure skating strength and conditioning coach Kristina Anderson continues her discussion about the strength, flexibility, and control issues associated with making a sit spin lower.  In the previous video, Kristina taught us the proper form for a squat.… Continue reading

Off-ice Figure Skating Training To Lower Sit Spins (Kristina Anderson)
Figure skating strength and conditioning coach Kristina Anderson talks about the strength, flexibility, and control issues associated with making a sit spin lower.  The primary tool used to lower a sit spin is the squat and Kristina describes and… Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin – Broken Leg Sit Spin (Charyl Brusch)

Figure skating spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she teaches a broken leg sit spin.  This sit spin has gained new popularity recently with the recent rule changes that give credit for a “sit side difficult variation.”  The… Continue reading

Back Camel Spin – Developing the Back Camel (Sheila Thelen)

Sheila Thelen provides a process for improving a back camel spin.  The back camel spin is a difficult skill to learn for a number of reasons.  First, nothing really “swings around” to help create rotational energy for the… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins Tip – Back To Front Change Foot Spin (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how to change feet in a spin, from a backspin to a regular “front” spin.  Charyl shows how to do this without changing centers or traveling.  The basic concept is to… Continue reading

Layback Spin Tips: Troubleshooting Problems (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch offers some troubleshooting tips for layback spin problems.  This is the third video in the layback series from Charyl.  In the first part, Charyl simply had the skater do various attitude… Continue reading

Lay Back Spin In Ice Skating: Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion of the layback spin.  See how she initially introduces the layback in the first part of this series.  In the first part, Charyl simply had the skater… Continue reading

Lay Back Spin In Ice Skating: Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch shows how she initially introduces the layback spin.  Charyl starts with an attitude spin where they go in like a scratch spin, put their skating hand on their skating hip, and the free… Continue reading

Camel Spin In Ice Skating – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion of the camel spin.  For skaters having trouble with the basic position, Charyl likes to use back spirals to work on the position.  She wants them to do the back… Continue reading

Camel Spin In Ice Skating – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she teaches the camel spin.  She starts by talking about the desired spinning position.  One of the keys to a good camel spin is having the free hip on top of the… Continue reading

How To Spin In Figure Skating: Back Sit Spin (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch works with several skaters on the back sit spin.  At the beginning of the video, Charyl discusses the issues associated with the common problem of spinning the back sit on the wrong edge (forward inside).… Continue reading

Sit Spin In Ice Skating Tips – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion of the sit spin.  In the previous sit spin video, Charyl explained her philosophy on sit spin and how she teaches it.  In this video, Charyl shares some drills for… Continue reading

Sit Spin In Ice Skating Tips – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she teaches a sit spin.  Right from the beginning, Charyl focuses on the position and she uses a 4 step process:  press down on the hands, stick out the butt, press on… Continue reading

Camel Spin For Adult Figure Skaters (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak discusses the camel spin, particularly as it relates to adult skaters.  Trevor covers three important issues for camel spin.  The first is the lack of a long and controlled entrance edge.  Trevor discusses the two… Continue reading

How To Center A Spin In Figure Skating: Back Spin (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch finishes her discussion of the back spin.  Previous videos in this series were Backspin Part 1, Backspin Part 2, and Backspin Part 3).  This short video has a couple demonstrations and… Continue reading

Adult Ice Skating: Back Spin (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak discusses the backspin, particularly as it relates to adult skaters.  The backspin is generally a very challenging spin for low level skaters, and many adult skaters have a particularly hard time with the spin.  Trevor explains… Continue reading

Back Spin Figure Skating Tips – Part 3 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her explanation of how she introduces the back spin (Backspin Part 1 and Backspin Part 2).  This video contains some additional information about the backspin and it also covers the overhead arm… Continue reading

Back Spin Figure Skating Tips – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her explanation of how she introduces the back spin (Backspin Part 1). This video is packed with valuable information.

In this video, Charyl introduces the forward inside edge entrance to the backspin. … Continue reading

Back Spin Figure Skating Tips – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she introduces the back spin.  Charyl notes that initially a backspin is more difficult to learn than the forward spin, but over time they become easier than the forward spin to the vast… Continue reading

1 Foot Spin Ice Skating: Forward Inside Three Turn Entrance – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion of the forward inside three turn entrance to forward spins.  She introduces a new demonstrator who attempts.  Charyl provides helpful feedback that we can all learn from.  The value… Continue reading

1 Foot Spin Ice Skating: Forward Inside Three Turn Entrance – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

Spin specialist Charyl Brusch discusses the forward inside three turn entrance to forward spins.  She explains that she teaches it in a fairly straight line and has the skater do the three turn “out of the circle” and… Continue reading

Grassroots To Champions Seminars Review By iCoachSkating.com (Trevor Laak)
In this video Trevor Laak provides a summary of a typical G2C seminar. This information, including video taken at an actual G2C Seminar, is valuable for coaches making decisions about whether to encourage their skaters to attend G2C events. It is also helpful for coaches to determine if they themselves wish to attend. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins – Change Foot Spins – Forward-Backward-Forward (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses how she introduces change foot spins, particularly as it relates to the ISI Freestyle 3 requirement. Continue reading
How To Center A Figure Skating Spin: Back Crossover Entrance (Charyl Brusch)
Spin coach Charyl Brusch begins this video by covering the back crossover entrance to a forward scratch spin. Continue reading
How To Center A Figure Skating Spin: 1 Foot Spin (Charyl Brusch)
In this short video, spin specialist Charyl Brusch builds on her previous videos and discusses centering of a forward scratch spin. Continue reading
Basic Figure Skating Spins: 1 Foot Spin (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she teaches a forward scratch spin from a one-foot spin. Continue reading
Basic Figure Skating Spins: Centering 1 Foot Spin – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion on centering spins. Continue reading
Basic Figure Skating Spins: Centering 1 Foot Spin – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch explains how she works on centering spins with her students. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education: Camel-Sit Combination Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses two change of position spins on one foot, camel sit and back camel back sit. She starts with the camel sit because it is the most common. Continue reading
Spinning In Figure Skating: 1 Foot Upright (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire explains her expectations for the forward upright scratch spin. Continue reading
Layback Spin Technique Video: Part 2 (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire continues her explanation of the layback spin. Make sure you watch Part 1 of the layback presentation here. Continue reading
Layback Spin Technique Video: Part 1 (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire explains how she introduces the layback spin. Notice that Bobbe starts her presentation with a discussion of potential back injuries and how to prevent them. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin Tips: Camel-Back Camel Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses camel-change-camel. As Bobbe says, "The hardest thing about camel-change-camel is to do nothing. We all want to work it too hard." Continue reading
Ice Skating Spins Video: Sit Spin-Back Sit Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire talks about the theory and practice of change foot spins, and focuses on sit-change-sit. This is an awesome video with tons of great information. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins Tips: Back Camel Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses the back camel. She starts right off saying the back camel entrance is hardest of the back spin entrances. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins Video: Back Sit Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses the back sit spin. Continue reading
Ice Skating Spins Video: Back Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire talks about the upright back spin. Continue reading
Camel Spin Figure Skating Video – Part 2 (Bobbe Shire)
Spin specialist Bobbe Shire talks about errors in the camel spin and how she addresses them. Continue reading
Camel Spin Figure Skating Video – Part 1 (Bobbe Shire)
Spin specialist Bobbe Shire discusses the camel spin. She explains why a camel is unique and different than any other spin. Continue reading
1 Foot Spin: Figure Skating Tips – Entry With 3 Turn (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire talks about using the forward inside three turn entry for forward spins. She is not fond of the entrance and she explains why. Continue reading
Sit Spin: Figure Skating Tips (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire gives a thorough explanation of the sit spin. She discusses how it differs from the upright scratch spin. She also talks about the importance of "locking the back down." Continue reading
Spinning In Figure Skating: Entry Speed (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire talks about one of the most misunderstood aspects of spinning, which is setup speed. Bobbe talks about how high setup speeds are difficult to control and generally do not add to the speed of the spin, especially for lower level skaters. Continue reading
Spinning In Figure Skating: 5 Steps To Success (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses back alignment and body position and tension for spinning. This video is a continuation of Bobbe's 5 Steps of Spinning. Continue reading
Ice Skating Spins For Beginners: Which Arm Leads Into The Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Shire discusses optional arm positions for forward spin entry. Continue reading
Champion Cords Help Skaters Spin Faster: Back Spin & Toys (Sheila Thelen)
Sheila Thelen continues her discussion of the backspin (see the first part here). Continue reading
Champion Cords Help Skaters Spin Faster: Back Spin (Sheila Thelen)
Sheila Thelen shows how to use a Champion Cord to help skaters cross their feet in the back spin. First Sheila shows how to attach the cord to the skate and how to hold it properly. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate For Kids: Basic Jumping – Part 1 (Sheila Thelen)
This is the first in a series of videos of Sheila Thelen teaching a young skater in a private lesson. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin Tips For Beginners – Part 4 (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of how to introduce spins to young skaters. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin Tips For Beginners – Part 3 (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of how to introduce spins to young skaters. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin Tips For Beginners – Part 2 (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of how to introduce spins to young skaters. She relies heavily in the beginning on what she calls the "washing machine" to get the skaters used to rotation and to help them get comfortable with their inside edges. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spin Tips For Beginners – Part 1 (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger discusses how to start young skaters spinning, from the very beginning. She starts the video by offering three suggestions for determining a skater's dominant spin direction. Continue reading
Figure Skating Back Spin Tips – Outside Edge (Audrey Weisiger)
In this short video clip Audrey Weisiger shows how to help skaters that are having a hard time getting to a back outside edge when learning a backspin. Continue reading
Figure Skating Tips for Advanced Skater Part 1 – Back Spin & Landing Position (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna gives a lesson to Isabelle. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins: Intermediate Spins (Sheila Thelen and Nick Perna)
Sheila Thelen and Nick Perna lead a spin class for less advanced skaters. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins: Beginning Spins (Charyl Brusch)
Charyl Brusch introduces herself and offers some basic insights about spinning. Continue reading
Basic Ice Skating Spins: Fix Traveling (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire discusses what causes traveling in a spin and what you can do to minimize it. This video is a continuation of her introduction to spinning, 5 Step Approach to Spinning. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins: Basics Of Spinning (Bobbe Shire)
Bobbe Shire explains and demonstrates her basic philosophy of spinning. In this video she shares her 5 Step Approach to Spinning. As Bobbe says, each step has a name and the important things to remember about it. Continue reading
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