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Charlie Tickner

CharlieTickerPhotoCharlie Tickner has been coaching for more than 20 years.  He is a highly respected coach in the East Bay area of California and is known for his expertise with jumps.  He is also known as a strong supporter of adult skaters and adult skating in general.

Charlie is the 1978 World Figure Skating Champion and the 1980 Olympic Bronze medalist.  He is also a 4-time US National Figure Skating Champion.  After the Olympics in 1980, he skated with Ice Capades for a number of years.

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Most recent videos are at the top:

Teaching Adult Skaters (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner discusses his approach to working with adult skaters.  He acknowledges that adults may feel fear and many may admit to it, but he reminds everyone that young skaters also have fear (and coaches… Continue reading
The Double Axel (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains how to do a double axel.  This video is a continuation of Charlie’s presentation on the single axel (Part 1 and Part 2).  In general, Charlie teaches a double axel using… Continue reading
How to Do an Axel – Part 2 … Using a Bell Jump (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of how he teaches an axel.  Please watch Part 1 before viewing this page as Charlie references some of the info he covered in that video. In this… Continue reading
How to Do an Axel – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains and demonstrates how he teaches an axel.  This is an excellent presentation and epitomizes the “traditional” axel teaching method used in the United States.  Charlie uses the back outside edge preparation… Continue reading
How to Do a Lutz Jump – Part 2 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of the lutz jump.  In Part 1, he talked about fundamentals of edge control and alignment and how he begins building the jump without rotation.  In this video, he… Continue reading
How to Do a Lutz Jump – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains and demonstrates how he introduces the lutz jump.  As he notes, the lutz is a challenging element that is getting lots of scrutiny today as edge changes are simply not overlooked in… Continue reading
How to Do a (Double) Toe Loop Jump – Part 2 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of the toe loop.  To view Part 1 of Charlie’s presentation, please click here.  In this video, Charlie talks about turning the single into a double.  He begins… Continue reading
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
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