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Jump Development Exercises Pt 6 – Inside Axels (Chris Conte)

Chris Conte continues with Part 6 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

Figure Skating Spins – Camel Spin Part 2 (Kim Ryan)

Spin specialist Kim Ryan continues with her class on camel spin.  In the first camel spin video, Kim focused on the entry and positions of the camel without actually winding up and doing a spin.  In this… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Camel Spin Part 1 (Kim Ryan)

During a spin clinic, figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan works with the class on camel spins.  To start, Kim mentions and demonstrates that she wants the lower back down and the body forward on the entry of the… Continue reading

Off-Ice Training – Important Concepts and Using Cones (Kristina Anderson)

Strength and conditioning specialist and figure skating coach Kristina Anderson discusses specific off-ice training exercises using cones, and then covers some important principles or concepts for all coaches to know regarding off-ice training.  To begin the video, Kristina talks… Continue reading

Warming Up with Cross Strokes (Douglas Webster)

Professional choreographer Douglas Webster continues his class on warming up properly after stepping onto the ice.  In the previous video, Doug focused on exercises intended to warm up the knees and ankles.  In this video, he… Continue reading

How to Spin Fast – Figure Skating Spin Speed (Bobbe Shire)

Spin specialist Bobbe Shire answers the age-old question about “how to spin fast.”  This is one of the most common questions we receive here at iCoachSkating.com, especially by adult skaters and young coaches.

Right off the bat, Bobbe notes… Continue reading

Warming Up the Knees and Ankles (Douglas Webster)

Professional choreographer Douglas Webster teaches a class on warming up properly after stepping on the ice.  Instead of racing around the rink to warm up, Doug offers a set of exercises that are more effective at engaging the ankles… Continue reading

Flying Back Sit Spin from Forward Inside Edge (Charyl Brusch)

Figure skating spin specialist Charyl Brusch gives a lesson on the flying back sit spin from a forward inside edge take-off to a skater who has never attempted one.  This spin entry has only recently become somewhat popular as… Continue reading

Jason Brown Learning Triple Axel (Kori Ade)

In this figure skating video, we sit in as Olympic coach Kori Ade gives Jason Brown a triple axel lesson.  At the time this video was taken, Jason had not yet started to land the triple axel.  A… Continue reading

Triple Salchow Lesson (Audrey Weisiger)

World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a triple salchow lesson at a Grassroots to Champions seminar. The skater in the lesson has a relatively new and inconsistent triple salchow.  Audrey starts with some double salchows using two… Continue reading

The Forward Outside Mohawk (Amy Brolsma)

In this figure skating turn and steps video, Amy Brolsma explains how she teaches a forward outside mohawk.  As with the forward inside mohawk, Amy uses a cone to bring the mohawk into a tighter circle with a… Continue reading

Axel Edge Pressure – Part 2 (Nick Perna)

Figure skating coach and jump specialist Nick Perna continues his discussion of the axel take-off edge.  In Part 1, Nick shared the wall kick drill. In this video, he starts with a discussion of the hockey glide… Continue reading

Axel Edge Pressure – Part 1 (Nick Perna)

Figure skating coach Nick Perna offers tips for skaters to improve their axel take-off edge.  The take-off edge on the axel jump is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of figure skating.  Nick explains that many skaters… Continue reading

How to Center a Spin – Tips to Prevent Traveling (Kim Ryan)

Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan explains the need to ride and deepen the entrance edge of any spin.  In this case, she is discussing the forward scratch spin (see Part 1) but she notes that this… Continue reading

Spin Class – Scratch Spin Introduction (Kim Ryan)

Figure skating spin specialist Kim Ryan teaches a spin class.  In this first part of the class, Kim explains how she teaches a forward upright scratch spin.  As is the case with most spin coaches, Kim likes to… Continue reading

Double Axel Commentary – Mirai Nagasu’s Double Axel Part 2 (Trevor Laak)

Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his comments (see Part 1 here) on a monster double axel performed by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  The jump was performed… Continue reading

Double Axel Commentary – Mirai Nagasu’s Double Axel Part 1 (Trevor Laak)

Jump specialist Trevor Laak comments on a monster double axel performed by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  This jump was performed during G2C’s “Just Jump” contest which is… Continue reading

Large Group Choreography Example – G2C 2014 Supercamp

This is the final edited version of the G2C 2014 Supercamp group number, performed in July 2014.  The head choreographer on this piece was Doug Webster, and Doug utilized a number of assistants.  Notice how the entire group… Continue reading

Figure Skating On-Ice Warm-Up – Advanced (Pasquale Camerlengo)

World and Olympic figure skating coach and choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo goes through a few on-ice warm-up exercises for more advanced skaters.  This is a continuation of his warm-up videos for lower level skaters (Part 1 and Part 2… Continue reading

“Just Stay In!” – Another Perspective on Opening Jumps Early (Trevor Laak)

Trevor Laak offers a short computer video analysis. Historically these analysis videos have become known as Dartfish analysis, but with the prevalence of inexpensive apps for mobile phones and tablets, expensive PC software like Dartfish is no longer required. This… Continue reading

Off-Ice Training for Younger Skaters (Kristina Anderson)

Strength and conditioning specialist and figure skating coach Kristina Anderson discusses off-ice training for younger skaters.  So much of off-ice training has been focused on elite and higher level athletes that coaches are often confused about what off-ice training… Continue reading

Off Ice Training for Figure Skaters, Only the Beginning (Kristina Anderson)

Figure skating coach and strength and conditioning specialist Kristina Anderson talks about how off-ice training for figure skaters is really a relatively new thing.  Other sports have driven the research in strength and conditioning training, partly because those sports… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Sit Spin Differences and Clam (Bobbe Shire)

Spin specialist Bobbe Shire talks about the sit spin and the sit spin variation she calls the clam (sit back on forward foot).  On the clam she likes to have the skaters turn their heads to the side because… Continue reading

Some Thoughts on the Loop Jump (Frank Carroll)

Olympic coach Frank Carroll shares some thoughts and ideas about the loop jump.  The loop is a challenging jump since it requires creating rotational energy from a strong back outside edge.  Additionally, jumping off one leg with almost… Continue reading

Flying Reverse Sit Spin, Also Known as the Axel Sit (Charyl Brusch)

Figure skating spin specialist Charyl Brusch gives a lesson on the flying reverse sit spin to a skater who has never attempted one.  The flying reverse sit spin is sometimes called an axel sit spin.  It is characterized… Continue reading

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