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How to Center a Spin, Sit Spin Basics (Bobbe Shire)
Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire continues her discussion of spin basics.  In the previous video, she shared a repeatable spin setup and entrance to maximize rotational energy while giving the skater the greatest possible chance for centering… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 2 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Figure skating strength and conditioning expert Matthew Blair Davis continues his discussion on techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  In Part 1, he shared a progression of exercises that develop the necessary basic… Continue reading
The Second Up – Part 3 (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade continues her discussion of what she calls the “second up,” particularly as it relates to axel or double axel.  In the first part, she explained the basic concept and why it’s important and began… Continue reading
The Russian Twist, Part 5 – Various Jump Take-Offs (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on air turns or the Russian Twist. In Part 1, he introduced the overall concept. In Part 2 he explained the first turn and discussed how it relates to snizzles and… Continue reading
Coaching as Part of a Team (Pasquale Camerlengo)
In this very short video, World and Olympic figure skating coach and choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo explains that he prefers to work as part of a team of coaches.  Every coach has certain strengths, and skaters benefit from working with… Continue reading
Using “Big Muscles” to Pull In on Jumps (Robert Tebby)
In this short video, World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby offers a valuable drill for developing the feeling of using “big muscles” to pull in on jumps (and spins).  One of the most common jump errors is when skaters… Continue reading
Advanced Spin Lesson (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch gives a spin lesson to a skater with advanced spinning skills.  Notice how even with her advanced skaters, Charyl starts the lesson with a basic upright back spin and works toward improvements (in this case,… Continue reading
Learn to “Flox” (Nick Perna)
In this very short video, Nick Perna is working with a skater on his air position.  One of the most common similarities among elite skaters in terms of air position is a locked axis leg and a flexed axis… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jumps – Part 3: Toe Loops (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues a multi-part series on off-ice jumping.  In Part 1 she focused on some basics and the axel.  In Part 2, she discussed the salchow and some drills to improve landings.… Continue reading
Double Loop Lesson (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a skater a double loop lesson.  As you’ll see in the video, the skater is rotating and landing the jump, but the jump lacks flow.  Page wants the arms to be… Continue reading
Double Lutz Analysis (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes the following double lutz jump: This skater was in a couple previous videos on iCoachSkating about the double lutz.  Those videos were part of a lesson that Page Lipe was giving the skater.… Continue reading
Butterfly Flying Spin Lesson – Common Problem (Kim Ryan)
In this figure skating spin video, spin specialist Kim Ryan is working with a skater to improve her butterfly.  If you are looking for information about the basics of a butterfly, check out these two videos:  … Continue reading
Backward Loop Pattern – USFS Junior Moves (Karen Olson)
Moves in the field expert Karen Olson offers tips, advice, and exercises to help skaters and coaches master the Backward Loop Pattern from the USFS Junior Moves in the Field test.  At the beginning of the video, Karen… Continue reading
Figure Skating – Video as a Tool (Pasquale Camerlengo)
World and Olympic figure skating coach and choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo discusses the value of using video as an analysis and a teaching tool.  Using step-by-step or slow-motion video to analyze jumps is an obvious use of video in… Continue reading
Choreography – Polishing a Footwork Sequence (Douglas Webster)
Professional choreographer Douglas Webster works with a skater to improve a circular step sequence in her program.  In this video we see Doug teaching and offering insights about a program put together by a different choreographer.  The… Continue reading
Spinning Basics & Forward Upright Scratch Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire reviews her foundational spin concepts and explains the challenges of the forward scratch spin.  After a brief introduction, Bobbe talks about how she uses a 5-step system to teach spins.  She… Continue reading
Improve Sit Spin Strength – Part 1 (Matthew Blair Davis)
Matthew Blair Davis shares tips and techniques for improving a skater’s strength for the sit spin.  The sit spin requires significant strength in the legs and torso.  A lack of strength is a common limitation for skaters… Continue reading
The Loop Jump – Survey Results Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues a multiple part series on the loop jump.  Please see Part 1  for a summary of when and how the survey was conducted.  Responses from coaches and skaters were separated, and… Continue reading
Basic Partner Skating – Part 2 (Barrett, Hubbell, Donohue)
This video is a continuation of a class on partner skating (see Part 1 here) by US National Pair Champion Jeremy Barrett and US World ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue.  In this video, they cover a lot… Continue reading
Basic Partner Skating – Part 1 (Barrett, Hubbell, Donohue)
The vast majority of the information at iCoachSkating is focused on singles skating and particularly, on how to figure skate singles or how to teach figure skating to a singles skater.  This video represents a slight deviation from this… Continue reading
Mental Exercises Part 2 – Facing Worst Fears (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade continues a discussion with her skaters about the mental and emotional side of skating.  In the first part of this series Kori used the metaphor of the “shell-less turtle” to help build confidence and… Continue reading
Mental Exercises Part 1 – The Shell-less Turtle (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade has a discussion with her skaters about the mental and emotional side of skating.  In this video, Kori uses a fun and humorous exercise she calls the “shell-less turtle” (or “naked turtle”) as a… Continue reading
The Russian Twist, Part 4 – More Drills, One-Foot Landing (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on air turns or the Russian Twist.  In Part 1, he introduced the overall concept.  In Part 2 he explained the first turn and discussed how it relates to … Continue reading
3 Parts of Jumping (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares some simple but important concepts to help skaters and coaches address jump issues.  He begins by explaining there are “3 big parts” which are pattern, position, and timing. Pattern is related… Continue reading
Improving an Attitude Spin (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch works with a skater on her attitude spin.  The attitude spin is a foundational spin that provides some basics to be used later when a skater learns a layback.  The attitude spin is… Continue reading
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