Figure Skating – Toe Loop Jump
Figure Skating Jumps – Minimum Air Times (Trevor Laak)

The post below is a copy of the post made by Trevor Laak on his coaching blog (Tools for Coaching).  The topic of the post is a response to regular requests Trevor gets regarding minimum air times… Continue reading

Fixing a Double Toe Loop (Sheila Thelen)

Sheila Thelen works with a skater to correct a double toe loop take-off.  This video addresses a relatively common double toe loop take-off problem in which the jump pivots “too far” and jumps around rather than straight through. … Continue reading

Walley Jump as a Figure Skating Jump Warm-Up (Michelle Leigh)

Olympic coach Michelle Leigh uses walley jumps to warm up her skaters for double axel and triple jumps.  In this video, Michelle shares an exercise she uses to warm up the walley.  It’s a walley – double bracket… Continue reading

Toe Loop Drills – Develop or Improve a Toe Loop Jump (Michelle Leigh)

Olympic coach Michelle Leigh shares some drills for toe loop.  The drills in this video address several common errors in toe loop execution.

ERROR: Not coming off the heel of the non-picking skate.  Many skaters lift the… Continue reading

Toe Loop Combination Jumps – Toe Axel Error (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with a short discussion of the “toe axel” error.  Audrey begins by explaining what a “toe axel” is.  Then she describes what a… Continue reading

Toe Loop Myths Clarified – Video Examples (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak provides clarification using video examples for a recent video by Audrey Weisiger on toe loop myths.  In this video, Trevor addresses these myths and shows they are not true.

Myth 1:  On a… Continue reading

Ice Skating – Toe Loop Myths (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with some basic clarifications of proper toe loop technique.  This is a short video but the two main ideas that Audrey shares are incredibly… Continue reading

Figure Skating Combination Jumps – Toe Loop Combos (Audrey Weisiger)

Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with ideas for drills to build consistency and mental toughness.  One of the primary issues with combination jumps is the reduction in flow or speed across the… Continue reading

Double Loop Jump – Corrections And Drills (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade works with a skater on double loop.  To see the preparation drills Kori used before this point, click here.  Notice the difference between the first two jump attempts, due mainly to simply pulling… Continue reading

Tips for Figure Skating Jumps Moment Of Take-Off: Axel – Salchow – Toe Loop – Part 2 (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak shares the results of the second part of a survey of iCoachSkating.com subscribers on the details at the moment of take-off for the axel, salchow, and toe loop jumps.  Here are the survey questions covered in… Continue reading

Tips for Figure Skating Jumps Moment Of Take-Off: Axel – Salchow – Toe Loop – Part 1 (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak shares the results of the first part of a survey of iCoachSkating.com subscribers on the details at the moment of take-off for the axel, salchow, and toe loop jumps.  Here is a copy of the quiz… Continue reading

Toe Loop Jump Tip From Olympic Coach: Entrance And Combinations (Audrey Weisiger)

Audrey Weisiger shares a number of alternative entrances to double toe loop and discusses toe loop combination jumps.

As Audrey mentions and Shannon demonstrates, there are 4 basic or standard toe loop entrances.  Interestingly, most coaches only use two… Continue reading

Triple Toe Jump Technique From Olympic Coach: Ease of Jumping (Audrey Weisiger)

In the context of a triple toe loop lesson, Audrey Weisiger touches upon one of the “secrets” to good jumping.  This is a short video, but the point that Audrey makes is incredibly important.  When done with proper… Continue reading

Toe Loops Tips From Olympic Coach (Audrey Weisiger)

Audrey Weisiger discusses various aspects of the single, double and triple toe loop.  Keep in mind that Audrey has taught at every level in skating and even with her extensive experience at the elite level, notice how much stress… Continue reading

Combination Jumps Figure Skating: Toe Loop Drill (Michelle Leigh)

In this very short video, Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains a drill she uses to help skaters develop the control, quickness, and power necessary for double and triple toe loop combination jumps.  The exercise is simply a series… Continue reading

Dartfish Analysis Sport Figure Skating: Double Flip-Double Toe Combination (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis: Double Toe Loop (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Slow Motion Video: Double Axel-Double Toe Combination (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jumps Explained: Double Loop Attempt (Chris Conte)
Then play the second video to the see the analysis by Chris Conte. Continue reading
Ice Skating Jumps: Take Off Drills (Tom Hickey)
Tom Hickey describes some basic on-ice take-off drills he uses with his skaters for axel, toe loop, and flip. These exercises are aimed at developing balance, strength and control. Continue reading
Off Ice Jump Training: Walkthroughs (Tom Hickey)
Tom describes and Taylor demonstrates off-ice drills and walkthroughs for lutz/flip, toe loop, and salchow. Tom is a strong advocate for off-ice jump drills and these drills have helped make his skaters successful. Notice how precisely the walkthroughs should be executed. Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump Figure Skating: Introduction (Joan Orvis)
Joan Orvis shows how she introduces the toe loop to young skaters. You'll notice that Joan always starts them at the wall with a "toe loop exercise." Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Combinations: Dartfish Double Flip-Double Toe (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump Ice Skating (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shows how she develops the toe loop. In this video she starts at the beginning and works her way up to the triple. Continue reading
Figure Skating Video Anaylsis: Double Axel-Double Toe Combination (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate For Kids: Basic Jumping – Part 4 (Sheila Thelen)
This is the fourth in a series of videos of Sheila Thelen teaching a young skater in a private lesson. Sheila's skater is a 6 year old boy named Milan. Continue reading
Figure Skating: Triple Jump Technique (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh offers some jump drills and exercises to improve control and efficiency, particularly related to building double jumps into triple jumps. Continue reading
Learn To Figure Skate: Single Toe Loop To Double Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh discusses taking a single toe loop to the double. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate Video: Toe Loop Entrance (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her discussion of how to teach a toe loop. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate Video: Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh discusses how she introduces the toe loop to a skater for the first time. Continue reading
Triple Toe Loop Drills With Ankle Contact (Audrey Weisiger)
In this video Audrey Weisiger works through a series of exercises to help a skater working on triple jumps to feel the proper air position. Continue reading
Figure Skating Tip – Fixing The Toe Axel (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger discusses the double toe loop issue known as the toe axel. She describes and shows it in detail and then provides 2 important drills that can help a skater eliminate the problem. Continue reading
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