Kori Ade

Kori AideKori Ade is an Olympic coach who teaches in Colorado Springs, CO.  Kori was named PSA Developmental Coach of the Year in 2011 and she is most well known for her work with 2014 Olympian Jason Brown.  She holds PSA ratings in Moves in the Field and Freestyle and she’s an AFFA and F.A.S.T. Certified Off-ice Trainer.  Kori has a B.S. from Loyola University Chicago in Skeletal Biology.  She is also a respected hip hop dancer and choreographer who has worked for music industry and corporate clients including McDonalds, Sears, and Seventeen Magazine.

Kori is the creator of TAPS (Total Athlete Performance Seminars) which is intended to develop the “whole” athlete, including the mental and emotional aspects that play such a powerful role in successful training and competing at all levels.  Kori’s skills are uniquely positioned to develop athletes with the “complete package.”

She is a member of the coaching staff at Ice Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA.  She is also the founder of CitySkate Outreach which works with kids in need and the CitySkate Junior Staff Program designed to transition skaters into coaches in the Chicago area.

Most recent videos at the top…

Jump Lesson – Importance of Patterns (Kori Ade)

Olympic coach Kori Ade gives a young skater a lesson aimed at improving the single axel.  The lesson begins with a backspin and progresses to a waltz jump and then a single flip.  Notice the focus Kori places… Continue reading

Jason Brown Learning Triple Axel (Kori Ade)

In this figure skating video, we sit in as Olympic coach Kori Ade gives Jason Brown a triple axel lesson.  At the time this video was taken, Jason had not yet started to land the triple axel.  A… Continue reading

Mental and Emotional Training for Figure Skating Continued (Kori Ade)

In this video, we get a closer look at the off-ice TAPS program developed by Olympic coach Kori Ade for the development of her skaters.  In the first part of this series, Kori explained the purpose of these… Continue reading

Mental and Emotional Training for Figure Skating (Kori Ade)

Olympic coach Kori Ade shares one of the secrets of her skaters’ success.  Most coaches focus strictly on skating technique and physical development with some emphasis on musicality or artistic movement.  But very few coaches address the emotional… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice jump class – Part 6 (Kori Ade)

This off-ice training video is the final part of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.   In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations. In Part 2,… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice jump class – Part 5 (Kori Ade)

This off-ice training video is a continuation of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.   In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations. In Part 2, Kori… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice class – Part 4 (Kori Ade)

This video is a continuation of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.  In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations. In Part 2, Kori has the class… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Flying Spins (Kori Ade)

This video is a continuation of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.  In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations. In Part 2, Kori has the class… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice class – Part 2 (Kori Ade)

This video is a continuation of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.  In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations.  In this part, the class focuses again… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice jump class – Part 1 (Kori Ade)

In this video, we get to sit in on an off-ice jump class held by Kori Ade for her skaters.  This is part 1 of a multi-part series.  In this video, Kori introduces the class and notes she… Continue reading

Figure Skating Lesson: Developing a Triple Flip (Kori Ade)

In this video, we sit in as Kori Ade gives one of her skaters a lesson on triple flip.  This skater is not yet ready to land this jump, and this video highlights teaching techniques and ideas that will… Continue reading

Layback Spin Development Process – Figure Skating Spins (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade shows the process she uses to develop the layback spin.  She begins by having the skater master a simple upright spin that remains open.  Kori calls this spin a “prep spin.”  This foundational skill… Continue reading

Flying Sit Spin Development, Figure Skating Spins – Part 2 (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade continues her demonstration of how she introduces the flying sit spin. In the previous video, Kori used one-foot waltz jumps, one-foot waltz jumps with a tuck and a walk-through exercise into a back shoot-the-duck to prepare… Continue reading

Flying Sit Spin – Creative Introduction to This Flying Spin (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade shows the process she uses to introduce a flying sit spin to a young skater.  This is a creative approach to teaching this element and builds the flying sit up using familiar concepts and easy drills. … Continue reading

Figure Skating Advanced Spins Tips – Introducing A Death Drop (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade demonstrates how she initially teaches a death drop.  Kori starts with a flying camel and wants the skater to keep her chin up as a pre-requisite for starting death drop.  Kori says, “So I describe… 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

Double Loop Jump Preparation And Drills (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade shares some great drills for developing the double loop.  Kori starts by observing a single loop and then a series of single loops in combination.  This combination of multiple single loops is a great tool… Continue reading

Double Flip Jump In Figure Skating (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade offers some thoughts about teaching double flip in this lesson video.  At the beginning of the lesson she shares some insights about what physical characteristics give a skater an advantage with rotation in the air. … Continue reading

Double Salchow Tips (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade gives a double salchow lesson.  Kori’s skater in this video is having a difficult time kicking the foot through properly on the double.  Kori begins the lesson with some work on the single salchow, particularly… Continue reading

Tips For Axel Jump For Young Skater (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade gives an axel lesson. Even though Kori’s skater has an axel and is working on double jumps, Kori wants the skater to have a good axel kick through, as she believes this feeling translates to the double salchow… Continue reading

Axel Jump Preparation – With Loop Jump (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade uses triple loop as a preparation for triple axel work.  NOTE:  This concept applies to single loop for single axel, or double loop for double axel.  In this video, Kori covers important details of improving… Continue reading

On-Ice Jump Exercises – Warm Up (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade explains how she warms up her skaters for jumping practice.  In this case, she’s going through a series of exercises with Jason Brown to get him ready to work on his triple axel.  Many of these… Continue reading

Off Ice Figure Skating Training – Part 4 (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade continues with the fourth part of a multi-part series on off-ice training.  In Part 1, Kori introduced her demonstrators, went through a short warm-up, and proceeded to dynamic stretching.  In Part 2, she focused… Continue reading

Off Ice Figure Skating Training – Part 3 (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade continues with the third part of a multi-part series on off-ice training.  In Part 1, Kori introduced her demonstrators, went through a short warm-up, and proceeded to dynamic stretching, and in Part 2, Kori focused… Continue reading

Off Ice Figure Skating Training – Part 2 (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade continues with the second part of a multi-part series on off-ice training.  In Part 1, Kori introduced her demonstrators, went through a short warm-up, and proceeded to dynamic stretching.  In this video, Kori briefly reviews… Continue reading

Off-ice Training for Figure Skaters – Part 1 (Kori Ade)

Kori Ade begins a multi-part series on off-ice training.  Off-ice training is extremely important to the physical development of figure skaters.  Kori is uniquely qualified to develop an off-ice training program for skaters as a result of her background as… Continue reading

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