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How to Do a Toe Loop Jump – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains how he teaches the toe loop.  As he notes right from the beginning, the toe loop is one of the more misunderstood jumps in skating.  It is deceptively difficult for young… Continue reading
Double Loop in Combination – Part 2 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of doing loop jumps in combination as the second or third jump of the combo (see Part 1 here).  In this video, Page offers more insights and begins by sharing a “trick” that often… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 8 – Salchow and Ball Drill (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 8 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
Double Axel Lesson – Knee Bend Focus (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a skater in a 3-part series on jumps leading to triple salchow.  This is the second part of this lesson.  In this first part, Michelle worked on 3-jump combinations with the skater.… Continue reading
Working on 3 Jump Combinations (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a skater in a 3-part series on jumps leading to triple salchow.  In this first part, Michelle works on 3-jump combinations with the skater.  Before beginning the lesson, Michelle explains the issues… Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins – Upright Spin Variation (Kim Ryan)
Spin specialist Kim Ryan teaches a class an upright forward spin variation she calls the “egg beater.”  We are not sure if this spin has a formal name and Kim makes it clear at the beginning that many skating… Continue reading
Bounces and Illusions More Details – Part 2 (Bobbe Shire)
Spin specialist Bobbe Shire continues her discussion of bounces and illusions.  She introduced these spins in Part 1 and offers more details here, focused primarily on common problems. First Bobbe discusses the common error she calls “jack knifing” where… Continue reading
Bounce Spin – Not an Illusion Spin (Bobbe Shire)
Spin specialist Bobbe Shire explains how she teaches what she calls “bounces.”  She notes that this falls under the “windmill spin” family in IJS language.  But she also notes that bounces are not the same as an illusion… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 7 – Building the Axel (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
Analysis of Mirai Nagasu Triple Axel Attempt – Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
In this follow-up video, figure skating jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his analysis of a triple axel attempt by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.   To see the… Continue reading
Analysis of Triple Axel Attempt – Mirai Nagasu 3A (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes a triple axel attempt 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 a contest… Continue reading
Multi-purpose Skating Drills All Skaters Should Master (Nick Perna)
Figure skating coach Nick Perna shares two very important drills.  These exercises are deceptively difficult, and represent a clever way to develop important skating skills.  Both of these drills benefit the skater in two major ways: The skater… Continue reading
Jump Lesson – Importance of Patterns (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade gives a young skater a lesson aimed at improving the single axel.  The lesson begins with a backspin and progresses to a waltz jump and then a single flip.  Notice the focus Kori places… Continue reading
Warm-Up Stroking Drills (Amy Brolsma)
Amy Brolsma shares a number of warm-up drills to get the knees and ankles warmed up after a skater steps onto the ice.  As Amy explains, these kinds of exercises are particularly helpful as warm-ups for competitions or test… Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a double axel lesson at a Grassroots to Champions seminar. The skater in the lesson is working on a new double axel.  Audrey starts by observing a double axel attempt and then… Continue reading
Combination Jumps – Double Loop in Combination (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares her thoughts regarding combination jumps where the second (or third) jump in the combination is a double loop.  Combination jumps with double loop tend to be easier for most skaters than combinations with double toe loop.… Continue reading
Figure Skating Jumps – Video Axel Lesson with Young Skaters (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her lesson with two young skaters.  The first part of the lesson focused on a series of warm-up drills prior to jump training.  In the second video, Michelle had the skaters do waltz… Continue reading
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 video,… 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 focuses on… 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
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