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Alignment Drill, Part 2 – Edges and Turns (Nick Perna)
Figure skating coach Nick Perna shares a drill related to the alignment drill on 2 feet with the feet crossed.  This version of the drill is simple in concept, but it can be very challenging.  It develops great… Continue reading
Alignment Drill – Mastering Feet Underneath (Nick Perna)
Figure skating coach Nick Perna offers a set of drills intended to improve a skater’s alignment and get them comfortable with their feet under them.  These drills fall under the category of “skating skills.”  Alignment issues plaque skaters… Continue reading
Using Split Jump for Double Flip Development – Split Flip (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist and video analyst Trevor Laak discusses how and why he uses the split jump and split flip as a development tool for double flip.  This is the second follow-up to the analysis video Trevor recorded on a… Continue reading
Solutions for Better Jump Timing and More Flow (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist and video analyst Trevor Laak shares 2 drills for improving the timing and flow of the flip jump.  This is a follow-up to the analysis video Trevor recorded on a single flip with excessive shoulder rotation (see… Continue reading
Half Axel as a Tool to Improve the Axel – Double Axel Drill (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh talks about using a half-axel to improve the axel and as a drill for double axel.  This video is a continuation of an earlier double axel lesson.  Michelle refers to an under-rotated axel where… Continue reading
Mazurka Jump (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger explains what a mazurka is and how to do one.  A mazurka is a basic skill that is useful in the development process for jumps such as the toe loop.  Audrey… Continue reading
How to Do an Axel – Part 2 … Using a Bell Jump (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of how he teaches an axel.  Please watch Part 1 before viewing this page as Charlie references some of the info he covered in that video. In this… Continue reading
Outside Edge Camel Spin – Part 2 (Kim Ryan)
Spin specialist Kim Ryan continues her spin class presentation on the forward outside edge camel spin.  You can see Part 1 here.  Here she describes a drill she has the skaters do on the hockey circle.  It… Continue reading
When Is a Skater Ready to Learn a New Element (Page Lipe)
In this short video, Page Lipe talks about when a skater is ready to learn a new element.  This is a common question from coaches, skaters, and skating parents alike.  Here’s Page’s thoughts on this topic.  It’s… Continue reading
Pancake Spin Tips (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch offers some insights and tips for the sit spin variation commonly known as the pancake.  She begins by helping the skater get into the position while providing support.  Notice the detail of grabbing the… Continue reading
Analysis of Single Flip for Double Flip Development (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes a single flip for a skater interested in working on the double.  Trevor provides a full analysis of the jump, but focuses on the “rotational jerkiness” caused by excessive shoulder pre-rotation.  This is… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 2 – Slideboard Drill for Power (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on skids and stops.  In Part 1 he covered T-stops.  In this video, Chris introduces the slideboard drill for helping develop the inside edge skid as well as power generation in stroking,… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 1 – T-Stops (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte begins a multi-part series on skids and stops.  Skids are a form of edge control that needs to be developed from the beginning stages of skating.  Most skaters are introduced to skids when they learn a… Continue reading
Strategy for Maximizing IJS Spin Points (Bobbe Shire)
In this video, figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire offers many insights for maximizing IJS points for spins.  This is a long video with lots of ideas.  The specific rules and point values may have changed by the… Continue reading
Outside Edges – Forward Outside Cross Strokes (Pasquale Camerlengo)
World and Olympic figure skating coach and choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo explains how he develops stronger outside edges, primarily through the use of cross strokes or cross rolls (dance).  Bending before the push is critical for proper power generation. … Continue reading
Back Outside Pivot – Basic Skills (Nick Perna)
Figure skating coach Nick Perna continues his explanation of pivots. Check out Part 1 and Part 2.  In this video, Nick discusses the back outside pivot.  This pivot is typically learned in basic skills classes and it helps… Continue reading
Triple Flip Lesson (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade works with one of her skaters learning a triple flip.  This skater lacks the necessary air time for the triple but Kori shows the process of building the jump from the double. In this lesson… Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Developing the Jump (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh gives a double axel lesson.  As Michelle notes, the demonstrator in the video has just recently landed the double axel so it is a brand new jump without consistency.  In this video we get… Continue reading
Brilliant Advice for Coaches (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares some tips with coaches on how to stay motivated and use their ongoing education to help bring more passion to the rink.  Many coaches don’t have other coaches at their rink to help motivate them and… Continue reading
Sit Spin Variation – Cannonball, Bullet, Fratianne (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch shares some fantastic tips for doing the sit spin variation with the leg in front and the body forward and down.  This sit spin is known by many names including the bullet spin, the cannonball… Continue reading
Using the Split Jump for Standard Toe Jump Development (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of the split jump (see Part 1 and Part 2).  In this video she focuses on the split toe loop, the split flip, and the split lutz.  Audrey spends… Continue reading
How to Do an Axel – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains and demonstrates how he teaches an axel.  This is an excellent presentation and epitomizes the “traditional” axel teaching method used in the United States.  Charlie uses the back outside edge preparation… Continue reading
Outside Edge Camel Spin – Part 1 (Kim Ryan)
Spin specialist Kim Ryan teaches a spin class how to do a forward outside edge camel spin.  Kim begins by acknowledging that there are many ways to achieve the goal, but she likes to start with the camel “base… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 11 – Prepping for Triples (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 11 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  In this series, Chris provides a set of warm-up exercises with a variety of drills embedded in them to develop important jumping skills associated with… Continue reading
Back Camel Spin – Part 3 – Running Three Turn Entry (Bobbe Shire)
Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire continues her description of the back camel.  In Part 1, she talked at length about the back camel spin entrance and in Part 2 she discussed the back camel position in detail. … Continue reading
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