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The Russian Twist, Part 1 – Introduction (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte begins a multi-part series on air turns or what he refers to as the Russian twist.  This is a very common jump drill, but oftentimes the details are missing.  In this series, Chris provides enough information… Continue reading
Layback Spin Lesson – Fixing the Basics, Part 1 (Kim Ryan)
Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan gives a layback lesson to a skater as part of a spin seminar.  The skater does a layback with many fundamental errors which Kim identifies and then offers solutions for. A layback… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Crosscut Loop Clover (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson teaches another specialty figure that uses crosscuts, edge changes, and forward outside loops to create a clover pattern on the ice.  You can see Kirsten’s other videos on specialty figures here:  Fishtails/Crosscuts,… Continue reading
Misconceptions About Spins (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen talks about 2 common misconceptions related to spinning.  A high percentage of skaters are unable to correctly answer the following questions: Where on the blade do you balance as you spin? Does… Continue reading
Improving Jump Air Positions (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh offers two valuable exercises for correcting the “pike position” or “broken arrow” jump air position where the body is forward and the skater’s body does not make a nice straight line.  The first exercise… Continue reading
Pivots and Motivation for Pivots and Skids (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger talks about pivots and she provides motivation for learning pivots and skids/stops.  She begins by showing the 4 backward pivots (right backward inside pivot, left backward inside pivot, right backward outside pivot,… Continue reading
Teaching Turns Using “Hitchy Coo” – Part 2 (Nick Perna)
International and World figure skating coach Nick Perna continues his explanation of how he teaches turns for complete mastery.  In the first part of this video, Nick showed how he teaches a forward outside three-turn on a straight… Continue reading
Serpentine Step Sequence – USFS Senior Moves Pt 3 (Karen Olson)
Moves in the field expert Karen Olson continues a discussion of the Serpentine Step Sequence from the USFS Senior Moves in the Field test.  To see Part 1 of this presentation, click here, and to see… Continue reading
h-Position Clap Drill (Page Lipe)
In this short video, International coach Page Lipe explains the h-position clap drill.  She uses this drill with skaters on loop, flip, and lutz jumps and she explains it doesn’t work very well on salchow (and toe loop… Continue reading
Axel Walk-Through Exercise – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his presentation to a class on waltz jump and axel.  In the first part he focused primarily on the setup and the landing.  In second part, he shared a walk-through… Continue reading
Loop Jump Survey Request
As an iCoachSkating subscriber, would you please take the following survey on the loop jump?  Please select the correct button below to go to the survey. The survey itself should take about 5 to 10 minutes. If you do… Continue reading
Improving the Loop Jump – Pt 2 (Ryan Bradley)
This video is a continuation of an advanced loop class by Ryan Bradley the G2C Supercamp in the summer of 2015.  In Part 1, Ryan offered a number of tips and some specific advice to help the… Continue reading
Serpentine Step Sequence – USFS Senior Moves Pt 2 (Karen Olson)
Moves in the field expert Karen Olson continues a discussion of the Serpentine Step Sequence from the USFS Senior Moves in the Field test.  To see Part 1 of this presentation, click here.  In this video,… Continue reading
Improving the Loop Jump – Pt 1 (Ryan Bradley)
Ryan Bradley teaches a loop jump class at the G2C Supercamp in the summer of 2015.  These exercises are appropriate for all skaters who have basic mastery of a single loop, although the class in the video are… Continue reading
Serpentine Step Sequence – USFS Senior Moves Pt 1 (Karen Olson)
Moves in the field expert Karen Olson begins a discussion of the Serpentine Step Sequence from the USFS Senior Moves in the Field test.  As with all complex moves, Karen breaks down the move into its component skills.… Continue reading
Axel Theory – Pole Vault and Edge Pressure Concepts (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak offers 4 examples of double and triple axels showing how elite skaters use a pole-vaulting method to maximize jump height and create maximum rotational energy for the jump.  This is a follow-up or clarification video… Continue reading
Teaching a Skidded Axel Take-Off – Part 4 (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues his presentation on how he teaches a skidded axel take-off.  In the first part, Chris introduced the topic and demonstrated how he begins the process with the hockey glide.  In… Continue reading
Teaching a Skidded Axel Take-Off – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues his presentation on how he teaches a skidded axel take-off.  In the first part, Chris introduced the topic and demonstrated how he begins the process with the hockey glide.  In… Continue reading
Advanced Layback, Haircutter, Biellmann Spin Lesson (Kim Ryan)
Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan works with a long-time student on her layback spins.  There are some nice tips in this video, but one of the main benefits you’ll get from watching this video is to see… Continue reading
A Spin Lesson – Multiple Spin Tips (Charyl Brusch)
Spin specialist Charyl Brusch gives one of her skaters a spin lesson.  Sometimes it can be helpful for coaches and skaters to see how other coaches give lessons.  Some of the information in these kinds of lessons is… Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump – 3 Rule Breakers Plus Other Tips (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen gives a very concise presentation on some of the most important aspects of the toe loop jump.  These ideas and tips apply to single and double toe loops as well as triples… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Maltese Cross… More (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson offers more insights about the Maltese Cross specialty figure as she works with a group of skaters on the pattern.  This video acts as a continuation of Kirsten’s presentation on Fishtails/Crosscuts and the… Continue reading
Shoulder Flexibility for Some Catch Foot Spins (Bobbe Shire)
Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire shares some helpful information related to testing for shoulder flexibility for Biellmann spins, haircutters, and donut spins.  It’s a little hard to see in the video what Bobbe is talking about when… Continue reading
Teaching Turns on a Straight Line Using “Hitchy Coo” (Nick Perna)
International and World figure skating coach Nick Perna shares a method for teaching complete mastery of all one foot turns in figure skating.  He does not introduce this at the Learn-to-Skate level, but after a skater has developed… Continue reading
Exercises for Body Awareness and Skating-Specific Strength (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains and demonstrates a number of valuable exercises to help skaters develop body awareness as it relates to figure skating.  These exercises not only build awareness, but also strength and muscle memory for correct positions… Continue reading
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