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Kirsten Olson

Kirsten OlsonKirsten Olson is an expert at teaching and performing “specialty figures.”  Kirsten is a 5-time National competitor in the US and a former Team USA member.   She has a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication and is a member of the PSA.  Kirsten also starred in the Disney film “Ice Princess” (2005).

Kirsten is the Skating Programs Director for the City of Plymouth, Minnesota and she coaches regularly at Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis.

 

 

 

Most recent videos at the top…

 

Specialty Figures – Crosscut Loop Clover (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson teaches another specialty figure that uses crosscuts, edge changes, and forward outside loops to create a clover pattern on the ice.  You can see Kirsten’s other videos on specialty figures here:  Fishtails/Crosscuts,… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Maltese Cross… More (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson offers more insights about the Maltese Cross specialty figure as she works with a group of skaters on the pattern.  This video acts as a continuation of Kirsten’s presentation on Fishtails/Crosscuts and the… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Angel Wings (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson teaches the specialty figure “angel wings.”  (See Kirsten’s presentation on the Maltese Cross specialty figure here.)  The turns used for angel wings are the bracket and the double three turn.  Kirsten demonstrates… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Maltese Cross (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson continues her presentation on specialty figures by demonstrating and explaining the Maltese Cross.  The Maltese Cross uses the cross-cuts or fishtails learned in the previous video and is a pattern skated entirely on one… Continue reading
Specialty Figures – Crosscuts or Fishtails (Kirsten Olson)
Specialty figures expert Kirsten Olson teaches the “crosscuts” used in the Maltese Cross specialty figure.  Compulsory or school figures are making a resurgence and even historical specialty figures are growing in popularity.  One such figure is the Maltese… Continue reading
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