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Chris Conte

Chris Conte has been coaching and choreographing since 1992.  One of the first U.S. coaches to utilize Dartfish video analysis software, he is renowned as one of the foremost specialists in video analysis, feedback, and jump analysis.  He holds a PSA Level 5 ranking (International Coach) and is the Director of Technical Development at the new Go4Gold Skating Academy in Bloomington, MN.

Chris has served as team coach and/or consultant to four different World and Olympic coaches. He has worked directly with several World and Olympic medalists as well as multiple ISU medalists from USA, Japan, Russia, Canada, and South Korea. He has head-coached skaters to medals in Intermediate, Novice, and Junior levels at the US National Championships.

Chris is also a well-known choreographer. He has choreographed and created full professional ice shows as well as solos for skaters in Stars On Ice and other NBC telecasts. He was a principle performer with Disney On Ice and Ice Capades, and has performed with Ice Theater of New York and The Next Ice Age. He has also created innovative competitive programs for ISU skaters from USA, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and India.

Chris is a popular seminar presenter for Grassroots to Champions, Champion Development Seminars, and his own “Perfect Practice” seminars. He has also been a regular presenter on iCoachSkating since the site was founded in 2008. One of our most popular presenters, Chris has had the top video 3 times in the iCoachSkating Annual Top Rated Video Countdown. For more info or to connect with Chris directly, please visit his website at www.ChrisConte.com.

 

Most recent videos at the top…

Jump Theory: How Elite Skaters Create Rotation (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues his description of the physical processes of jumping, especially for toe jumps (although the concepts also apply to edge jumps). In the previous video, Chris discussed the theory of how skaters create lift. In this … Continue reading
Jump Theory: How Elite Skaters Create Lift (Chris Conte)
In this important video, International coach Chris Conte describes the physical process of jumping, especially for toe jumps (although the concepts also apply to edge jumps). Chris uses imagery of a car hitting a speed bump as a way to … Continue reading
More Flip Jump Insights (Chris Conte)
In a class setting at a seminar, International coach Chris Conte offers helpful insights about the flip jump. He begins by addressing the position after the 3-turn or mohawk and just before the reach and pick. Chris wants the “toe … Continue reading
Naming the Jumps: Flip (Chris Conte)
In this short video, International coach Chris Conte quizzes a class of skaters on jump names. All of the skaters in this class can do all of the jumps discussed, but notice how challenging it is for the skaters to … Continue reading
Common Flip Jump Errors and Fixes (Chris Conte)
In a class setting, International coach Chris Conte offers insights about common flip jump errors and how to fix them. He begins by demonstrating a single flip with a massive head turn problem. This is often caused by skaters attempting … Continue reading
Great On-Ice Jump Warm-Up Exercise (Chris Conte)
In this short video, International coach Chris Conte has a class do a simple but effective on-ice jump warm up. Most coaches call these swizzle jumps and they consist of a backward basic swizzle preparation followed by a press up … Continue reading
Lutz Development – Part 2: Fixing Unwanted Edge Change (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues his lesson on lutz technique and lutz development drills. In Part 1, he discussed details of the picking and foot timing and shared a useful exercise at the wall to teach the outside edge (“game … Continue reading
Lutz Development – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte discusses and demonstrates lutz technique and lutz development drills to create proper timing and edge usage. Chris encourages skaters to keep the arms narrow on lutz, or as he says, “think soldiery thoughts.” He does a … Continue reading
Another Approach to Jump Air Position Training (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte works with a young male skater on exercises meant to improve jump air position and rotational control for improved landings. This video is a continuation of a double salchow lesson. To start, Chris teaches a version … Continue reading
Similarity of Skating Jumps to the Golf Swing – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues his discussion of his “infamous golf swing video” and describes how the golf swing is similar to figure skating jumps. In Part 1, Chris gave the history of the video and concept, and compared a … Continue reading
Similarity of Skating Jumps to the Golf Swing – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte walks us through the history of the “infamous golf swing video” and describes how the golf swing is similar to figure skating jumps. Obviously both sports rely on rotational energy and power, and Chris discovered some … Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Training: Warm-Up – Part 5 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues a comprehensive discussion and demonstration of his approach to remote off-ice teaching during the coronavirus lockdown. This series is a continuation of the previous 3 part discussion with Chris and International head coach Lorie Charbonneau … Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Training: Warm-Up – Part 4 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues a comprehensive discussion and demonstration of his approach to remote off-ice teaching during the coronavirus lockdown. This series is a continuation of the previous 3 part discussion with Chris and International head coach Lorie Charbonneau … Continue reading
Off-Ice Jump Training: Warm-Up – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues a comprehensive discussion and demonstration of his approach to remote off-ice teaching during the coronavirus lockdown. This series is a continuation of the previous 3 part discussion with Chris and International head coach Lorie Charbonneau … Continue reading
Off-Ice Training During Pandemic – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues a comprehensive discussion of his approach to remote off-ice teaching during the coronavirus lockdown. This series is a continuation of the previous 3 part discussion with Chris and International head coach Lorie Charbonneau regarding ramping … Continue reading
Off-Ice Training During Pandemic – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte begins a comprehensive discussion of his approach to remote off-ice teaching during the coronavirus lockdown. This is a continuation of the previous 3 part discussion with Chris and International head coach Lorie Charbonneau regarding ramping up … Continue reading
Running a Remote Off-Ice Program – Part 3 (Lorie Charbonneau)
This is Part 3 of iCoachSkating founder Trevor Laak’s interview with International coach Lorie Charbonneau about the remote off-ice program she has set up for her skaters and coaches during the coronavirus lockdown. International coach Chris Conte who is part … Continue reading
Running a Remote Off-Ice Program – Part 2 (Lorie Charbonneau)
This is Part 2 of iCoachSkating founder Trevor Laak’s interview with International coach Lorie Charbonneau about the remote off-ice program she has set up for her skaters and coaches during the coronavirus lockdown. International coach Chris Conte who is part … Continue reading
Running a Remote Off-Ice Program – Part 1 (Lorie Charbonneau)
In this video, iCoachSkating founder Trevor Laak interviews International coach Lorie Charbonneau about the remote off-ice program she has set up for her skaters and coaches during the coronavirus lockdown. International coach Chris Conte who is part of Lorie’s team … Continue reading
Salchow Lesson Part 2 – Magic Circle (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues a double salchow lesson. In Part 1 of this lesson, Chris focused on control of the entry and then the timing and rhythm of the take-off movements. In this video, Chris discusses the arms in … Continue reading
Rhythm, Tempo, and Control on Double Salchow (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte gives a double salchow lesson. To start the lesson, he focuses on the forward outside three turn entry, and in particular, getting the free foot either on or even outside the tracing (but not inside) to … Continue reading
Baby Bear, Mama Bear, Papa Bear (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte shares a system he uses when developing a new double jump. He begins with a Baby Bear which is a walk-through of the double jump. [Editor’s note: Chris demonstrates a Mama Bear at the beginning of … Continue reading
Where Does Power Come From? (Chris Conte)
In this video, International coach Chris Conte gives a power lesson to a skater at a seminar. Chris begins this lesson having the skater press away from the barrier with just the hands and arms, first with lots of bending … Continue reading
Double Axel Off-Ice Training – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
International coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues his series of videos where he shares a process of off-ice training techniques for developing the double axel. In the first video of this series, he shared drills and concepts to develop the … Continue reading
Double Axel Off-Ice Training – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
International coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues his series of videos where he shares a process of off-ice training techniques for developing the double axel. In the first video of this series, he shared drills and concepts to develop the … Continue reading
Double Axel Off-Ice Training – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach and choreographer Chris Conte begins a series of videos where he shares a process of off-ice training techniques for developing the double axel. Obviously these methods also work for single axel development (as well as the triple axel). … Continue reading
Skater Development Insights (Chris Conte)
In this video, International coach Chris Conte continues a lesson with a male skater who he had worked with earlier on skating skills. You can watch those videos here Part 1 – Tips on Forward Stroking and here Part 2 … Continue reading
Tips on Forward Crossovers (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte continues a lesson with a male skater that is focused on skating skills. In the previous video, Chris helped him develop long and powerful forward strokes or pushes. In this video, Chris focuses on forward crossovers … Continue reading
T-Rex Waltz Jump Analysis (Chris Conte)
National coach (and entertainment expert) Chris Conte does a nice analysis of a waltz jump performed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. This is fun stuff, but the information in the video is actually technically outstanding, so please take this video seriously. … Continue reading
Tips on Forward Stroking (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte begins a lesson with a skater that is focused on skating skills. In this video, Chris is helping a skater develop long and powerful forward strokes or pushes. He describes what he wants as a “push … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 3, Changing Habits (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte continues his triple loop lesson with a skater who is building a triple loop from the double. In the first part, he observed that this skater’s jump lacks quickness, particularly in the hook. In the second … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 2, Drills (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte continues his triple loop lesson with a skater who is building a triple loop from the double. In the first part, he observed that this skater’s jump lacks quickness, particularly in the hook. In this video, … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 1, Quickness (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte works on the triple loop with a skater who has a solid and consistent double loop. To begin the lesson, Chris immediately observes that the “hook” and rotation is slow on both the double loop and … Continue reading
The Effects of Chronic and Acute Pain on Figure Skating Technique and Training (Chris Conte, Trevor Laak)
In the very short video below, National coach Chris Conte explains that skaters in pain almost always lack the ability to train through the pain successfully when they are attempting skills they have never mastered or had success with. The … Continue reading
Triple Toe Loop Lesson (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte is giving a triple toe loop lesson as a guest coach. This video is a continuation of the same lesson where Chris worked with this skater on the triple salchow. In this … Continue reading
Triple Salchow – Believe (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte is giving a triple salchow lesson as a guest coach. At the time this video was recorded, Chris had worked very little with this skater, if at all (maybe on double axel). … Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues with a double axel lesson for a skater at a camp. In Part 1, Chris analyzed the skater’s jump and talked about how he thinks about the jump, including the “how … Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues with a double axel lesson for a skater at a camp. In Part 1, Chris analyzed the skater’s jump and talked about how he thinks about the jump, including the “how … Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte gives a double axel lesson to a skater at a camp. In this first part, Chris shares insights about how he thinks about the jump. Sometimes this simple framework is the… Continue reading
Jump Lesson With Chris (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte gives a skater a lesson on a variety of jumps. This video is a continuation of the lesson in which Chris talked about tying skates properly. In the lesson, Chris covers a… Continue reading
How to Tie Your Skates (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte gives a short presentation on how to tie figure skates for jumping (and hence all singles and pair skating!).  Chris covered this on iCoachSkating before, but this updated version is a… Continue reading
The Lutz Jump – Critical Insights (Chris Conte)
This video by Chris Conte is actually a continuation of his multi-part series on air turns or the Russian Twist where he references this discussion about reach position.  However, the bulk of this discussion is focused… Continue reading
The Russian Twist, Part 5 – Various Jump Take-Offs (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 snizzles and… 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
The Russian Twist, Part 3 – Demonstrations (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 snizzles… 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
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
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
Teaching a Skidded Axel Take-Off – Part 3 (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
Teaching a Skidded Axel Take-Off – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte continues his presentation on how he begins teaching a skidded axel take-off.  In the first part, Chris introduced the topic and demonstrated how he begins the process with the hockey glide. … Continue reading
Teaching a Skidded Axel Take-Off – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte explains and demonstrates how he begins teaching a skidded axel take-off.  This video follows naturally from the earlier series Chris did on skids and stops (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 5 – Progression (Chris Conte)
In this very short video, Chris Conte explains at what point in a skater’s development he focuses on the various skids and stops. This video is part of a series of videos on skids and stops.  In Part 1… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 4 – Skidded Turns (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on skids and stops.  In Part 1 he covered T-stops.  In Part 2 he introduced the slideboard drill.  In Part 3 he shared some drills for building skidding mastery and discussed… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 3 – One Foot Hockey Stops and Tango Stops (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on skids and stops.  In Part 1 he covered T-stops.  In Part 2 he introduced the slideboard drill.  In this video, Chris discusses drills for building skidding mastery.  He also… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 2 – Slideboard Drill for Power (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on skids and stops.  In Part 1 he covered T-stops.  In this video, Chris introduces the slideboard drill for helping develop the inside edge skid as well as power generation in stroking,… Continue reading
Skids and Stops, Part 1 – T-Stops (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte begins a multi-part series on skids and stops.  Skids are a form of edge control that needs to be developed from the beginning stages of skating.  Most skaters are introduced to skids when they learn a… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 11 – Prepping for Triples (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 11 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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 10 – Lutz, Double Lutz (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 10 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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 9 – Axel, Double Toe, Double Salchow (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 9 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
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
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
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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 5 – Hop Arounds (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 5 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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 4 – Single Snizzle (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 4 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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 3 – Flow and Landing Drill (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 3 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  The series focuses on a set of warm-up exercises with important drills embedded in them.  The purpose of each drill is to improve the… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 2 – Warm-Up (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 2 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  The series focuses on a set of warm-up exercises with important drills embedded in them.  The purpose of each drill is to improve the… Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Development Exercises – The Snizzle (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte begins a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  As Chris explains, the series focuses on a series of warm-up exercises with important drills embedded in them.  The purpose of each drill is to improve the skills… Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 7 Power Pulls With Hockey Puck (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 6 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 5 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun Hee Lee … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 4 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun Hee Lee translating for … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1 and Part 2 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun Hee Lee translating for her Korean … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation.  As noted in Part 1, this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun Hee Lee translating for her Korean skaters. … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte teaches a class on edges and power generation.  This class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll notice Eun Hee Lee translating for her Korean skaters.  Please excuse the audio on this… Continue reading
Figure Skating Choreography for Advanced Skaters – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Master figure skating choreographer Chris Conte continues his discussion of how he designs high level skating programs.  The previous video in this figure skating choreography series is here. In this video, Chris continues to show how he designed an… Continue reading
Figure Skating Choreography for Advanced Skaters – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Master figure skating choreographer Chris Conte discusses how he builds higher level skating programs.  This video picks up where he left off in his discussion of the tools of a traveling choreographer and building low level skating programs. … Continue reading
Ice Skating Choreography For Beginning Figure Skaters (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte discusses figure skating choreography.  This video picks up where he left off in his discussion of the tools of a traveling choreographer.  In this video, Chris delves into the various types of programs that… Continue reading
How To Properly Tie Figure Skates (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte discusses how to properly tie figure skates.  In particular, Chris discusses how to properly tie very stiff skates such as the Edea carbon fiber boot.  But this information also applies to almost any stiff skating… Continue reading
Figure Skating Training Tools For Skating Choreography (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte discusses figure skating choreography.  In particular, he shares some of the tools of the trade for a traveling choreographer.  Chris offers many valuable insights about choreography in this video. Notice that Chris places an emphasis… Continue reading
Figure Skating Edges And Turns – Part 5 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte finishes his edges and turns class in Korea.  This is the fifth and final part of a multi-part series.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and… Continue reading
Figure Skating Edges And Turns – Part 4 (Chris Conte)
skating.com/site.php/spgs/read/chris_conte/”>Chris Conte continues with an edges and turns class in Korea.  This is the fourth of a multi-part series.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).We did not… Continue reading
Figure Skating Edges And Turns – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with an edges and turns class in Korea.  This is the third of a multi-part series.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2).We did not have wireless microphones… Continue reading
Figure Skating Edges And Turns – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 2 of an edges and turns class in Korea.  This is the second of a multi-part series.  You can see the first part of this series here (Part 1).  We did not… Continue reading
Figure Skating Edges And Turns – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte teaches an edges and turns class in Korea.  This is the first of a multi-part series.  We did not have wireless microphones for this class so at times the audio may be hard to hear. … Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 7 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte finishes his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction (Part 7).  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6).  In… Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 6 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 6 of his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5).  In… Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 5 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 5 of his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4).  In this video,… Continue reading
Air Position Development In Figure Skating: Theory and Application (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 4 of his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction.  You can see the previous parts of this series here (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).  In this video, Chris offers… Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 3 of his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction.  In Part 1, Chris discussed marching, swizzles, rocking horses, and rotating swizzles with some discussion of arm positions and posture.  In Part… Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 2 of his discussion of suggested improvements to basic skills instruction.  In Part 1, Chris discussed marching, swizzles, rocking horses, and rotating swizzles with some discussion of arm positions and posture. In… Continue reading
Improving Figure Skating: Learn To Skate – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte offers insights into ways coaches can speed the learning process by focusing on skills that emphasize basic jump rotation and developing power out of edges. Continue reading
CVA – Chris Conte’s Computer Video Analysis Setup (Dartfish Setup)
Chris Conte coaches in Fairfax, Virginia. See his video analysis setup. Continue reading
Figure Skating Slow Motion Video: Double Salchow Attempt (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
IJS Figure Skating Rules: August 2010 – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
This presentation by Chris Conte on the IJS rules is the first of a 6 part series. Continue reading
Ice Skating Jumps: Axel and Double Flip-Double Loop Combination (Chris Conte)
This is another lesson that Chris Conte gave at the 2009 G2C Extreme Super Camp. Continue reading
Grassroots To Champions Skating Camp: Private Lesson – Part 3 (Chris Conte)
This is the final of three videos of a Chris Conte lesson at the 2009 G2C Extreme Super Camp. In thefirst part, Chris discussed flow and important body positions. Continue reading
Grassroots To Champions Skating Camp: Private Lesson – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
This is the second of three videos of a Chris Conte lesson at the 2009 G2C Extreme Super Camp. In thefirst part, Chris discussed flow and important body positions. Continue reading
Grassroots To Champions Skating Camp: Private Lesson – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
In this video taken at the 2009 G2C Extreme Super Camp, Chris Conte gives a lesson to one of his own skaters in preparation for an exhibition performance. Continue reading
Figure Skating Video Analysis: Double-Triple Salchow (Chris Conte)
This video is a continuation of a previous Chris Conte double salchow analysis. This clip stands on it's own aside from a few references to that previous video. Continue reading
Figure Skating Video Analysis: Single Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see two axel attempts that are being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Rotation Training Video: Pole Harness – Cat And Mouse – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte gives a pole harness lesson on double axel. This video is a continuation of Chris's "Cat and Mouse" method video here at iCoachSkating.com. Continue reading
Figure Skating Harness: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte gives a double axel lesson in the stationary harness. There are so many gems of wisdom in this video! Continue reading
Skating Tips: Developing Double Salchow (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte demonstrates and describes a full development program for teaching the double salchow. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis Skating Jump: Triple Salchow With Pole Harness (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis Figure Skating: Triple Salchow (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Rotation Training Video: Cat And Mouse – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte describes his "Cat and Mouse" method of teaching a skater to snap into the rotational position. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education: Magic Three Turns (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte discusses "3 turn magic" which is a system for developing walk-throughs of all the jumps. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education Dartfish Analysis: Developing Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte demonstrates and describes a full development program for teaching a skater to do a double loop. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education: Dartfish Analysis Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Video Analysis Figure Skating Jumps: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Video Analysis Of Figure Skating Jump: Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Video Analysis Of Figure Skating Jump: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Video Analysis For Figure Skating: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Figure Skating Analysis: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
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