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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
Drill For Teaching Jump Direction – The Disco Dance (Nick Perna)
International and World figure skating coach Nick Perna shares a drill he calls the “disco dance” which he uses to help skaters understand the concept of flow or flight direction in a jump.  In the last video by… Continue reading
The Loop Jump – Survey Results Part 1 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak begins a multiple part series on the loop jump.  A few months prior to posting this video, Trevor asked iCoachSkating subscribers to take a survey about the loop jump.  The survey consisted of… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jumps – Part 2: Salchow and Landing Tips (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 this video, she discusses the salchow and some drills to improve landings.… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jumps – Part 1: Basics and Axel (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh begins a multi-part series on off-ice jumping.  A large percentage of elite skaters use off-ice jumps as part of their regular training and warm-up.  And top coaches like Michelle often have… Continue reading
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 2 – Picking In (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe continues with a double lutz lesson and shares more valuable tips regarding the lutz.  In the first part of this lesson, Page focused on the arms.  In this video, the primary focus is… Continue reading
Broken Leg Sit Spin, Plus Spin Drawings (Sheila Thelen)
In this video, figure skating coach Sheila Thelen is giving a skater a lesson on the broken leg sit spin (sit side).  Sheila explains one method of using the arms on this spin to make the… Continue reading
Motivating Isolated Skaters – The LRP Game (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger shares a game she developed to help keep her highest level skaters motivated who were training in near isolation.  The game is particularly effective for skaters who are the “best” skater in… Continue reading
Case Study: Turtle Spin – Follow Up (Kim Ryan)
This short video by figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan is a follow-up to the lesson she gave a skater on a sit spin that transitions from a regular forward sit spin (sit front) to what the skater calls… Continue reading
Serpentine Step Sequence – USFS Senior Moves Pt 5 (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.  Make sure to watch Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and… Continue reading
Case Study: Turtle Spin (Kim Ryan)
Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan gives a lesson on a sit spin that transitions from a regular forward sit spin (sit front) to what the skater calls a turtle spin (also called a clam), which is a forward… Continue reading
Serpentine Step Sequence – USFS Senior Moves Pt 4 (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.  Make sure to watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before… Continue reading
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