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3 Important Jump Tips (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen shares some great reminders and tips regarding figure skating jumps.  Sheila does a large number of seminars and workshops throughout the US each year.  And she has some observations regarding common… Continue reading
Toe Loop Theory – Heel Take-Off (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains the mechanics of a toe loop jump as it relates to the non-picking foot.  She draws a picture on the ice to explain the movements and she shows common errors.  … Continue reading
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 1 – Arms (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a double lutz lesson and shares some valuable tips regarding the lutz.  This part of the lesson focuses on the arms, and this information is applicable to other jumps as well.  Skaters… Continue reading
Fun Skids and Letting Skaters Play (Audrey Weisiger)
This is a short video follow-up to World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger‘s previous video on pivots and skids.  Here Audrey recommends teaching a backward snowplow stop and skids in spirals.  She highlights the need for figure skaters… Continue reading
Axel Head Control – Part 3 (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
The Russian Twist, Part 2 – First Turn, Snizzles (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 this part, he explains the first turn and discusses how it relates to snizzles and… Continue reading
Spin Lesson Pt 1 – Forward Scratch, Back Scratch, Forward Sit (Charyl Brusch)
In this video, spin specialist Charyl Brusch gives a spin lesson to one of her skaters.  The value in watching this video comes from seeing the errors (which are common) and the corrections and discussion.  At the beginning… Continue reading
Layback Spin Lesson – Fixing the Basics, Part 2 (Kim Ryan)
Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan continues her layback lesson with a skater during a spin seminar.  In the first part of the lesson, Kim talked about all of the main problems with the spin.  In this… Continue reading
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
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