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Page Lipe

Page Lipe is a National and International (PSA Level V Ranking) coach and has been coaching for over 30 years.  She’s PSA Master Rated in Freestyle and Group Teaching.  She is the founder and owner of SportQuest Skating Academy at the Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis, MN.

Page was a US Figure Skating Gold Medalist and a professional skater with Ice Capades.  She also performed in several television commercials.  She was the coach of Rohene Ward and a number of other high level competitors.  She has presented at PSA and ISI seminars as well as her own seminars.  Page and the staff at Parade run an extensive summer training program with on and off-ice classes, dance classes, conditioning and mental training classes.

 

Most recent videos at the top…

Filling the Time Between Warm-up and Competition (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains how she handles the critical waiting time between a competition warm-up and competition skate. This wait time can be significant, especially for IJS events and high level events with longer performance times. Page takes a … Continue reading
Insights About Days and Weeks Before Competition (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe shares important insights about the critical training time in the days and possibly weeks leading up to an important competition. Like most elite coaches, Page wants her skaters prepared for competition well in advance. But as … Continue reading
Motivating Skaters With Small Amounts of Money (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe shares an effective way to use small amounts of money to help motivate skaters. In this example, Page lays out quarters for each element in a program and may use small bills (such as $1 or … Continue reading
Using LRP Chart for Motivation and Tracking (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains how to write out an LRP Chart on the ice and use it for more focused program practice and tracking. LRP stands for Landed, Rotated, or Popped and this is a concept often discussed by … Continue reading
Using Video Tools for Small Successes (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe talks about using inexpensive video tools for motivating skaters. Page uses video for “breaking skills down so that skaters can have little successes and little goals.” She continues, “If you don’t have some sort … Continue reading
When to Start Introducing the Axel (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe offers some insights about when a skater is ready to begin working on the axel jump. As a minimum, Page recommends having a strong loop jump and ideally, a backspin or at least the … Continue reading
Important Axel Concepts (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe discusses some foundational concepts for the axel jump. To start, Page notes that the take-off foot does not simply point in the direction of the jump, but rather creates additional edge pressure just prior … Continue reading
On-Ice Core Exercises and Position Work (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe offers 3 on-ice drills that are particularly helpful for developing core strength and stability, as well as leg strength. The first exercise is a spiral, shoot-the-duck, spiral sequence down the ice in a straight … Continue reading
Teaching a Bigger Reach on Backward Crossovers (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe shares a trick for getting beginner skaters to create more “reach” on backward crossovers. The concept is simple, and involves the coach gliding along inside the skater’s circle, and asking the skater to reach … Continue reading
Coaching Advice: Pre-Competition Pep Talk (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe offers insights about what to say and do with a skater in the final moments before they take the ice to compete. This is a follow up to the presentation Page made on choreographing … Continue reading
Choreographing Section Before Starting Pose (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe explains how she typically choreographs the “skating” between when a skater’s name is called and when the skater takes the starting pose prior to a competition program. As Page notes, there is a maximum … Continue reading
More Salchow Tips – Basic Salchow Continued (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe continues her discussion of the salchow. In the previous video, she discussed free leg and skating leg movements, as well as where the skater’s center of mass needs to be relative to the skating … Continue reading
Basic Salchow Tips (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe offers some tips and insights for salchow jump development. One very common problem with the salchow is when skaters balance on the backward entry/take-off edge with their head outside the circle or tracing the … Continue reading
The Walley – Part 2 (Page Lipe)
This follow-up video on the walley jump is presented by International figure skating coach Page Lipe. In Part 1 she explained how she introduces and teaches the walley, with important insights and demonstrations. In this video, she continues with additional … Continue reading
The Walley – Part 1 (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe explains how she teaches a walley. She starts by drawing a tracing on the ice and describing what a walley is. Then she explains the first step of the learning process as simply… Continue reading
Opposite-Direction Jumping in Harness (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe explains how she often trains opposite-direction jumps with her skaters in an overhead harness.  She uses opposite-direction jumps as a way to help skaters break the monotony of training.  She… Continue reading
Figure Skating Tips: Spread Eagles and Ina Bauers (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe shares some great tips for developing and improving spread eagles and Ina Bauers.  These elements can be very challenging to learn and require good drills and lots of persistence and patience. For… Continue reading
Double Loop Lesson (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a skater a double loop lesson.  As you’ll see in the video, the skater is rotating and landing the jump, but the jump lacks flow.  Page wants the arms to be… Continue reading
Double Lutz Analysis (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes the following double lutz jump: This skater was in a couple previous videos on iCoachSkating about the double lutz.  Those videos were part of a lesson that Page Lipe was giving the skater.… Continue reading
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 2 – Picking In (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe continues with a double lutz lesson and shares more valuable tips regarding the lutz.  In the first part of this lesson, Page focused on the arms.  In this video, the primary focus is… Continue reading
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 1 – Arms (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a double lutz lesson and shares some valuable tips regarding the lutz.  This part of the lesson focuses on the arms, and this information is applicable to other jumps as well.  Skaters… Continue reading
h-Position Clap Drill (Page Lipe)
In this short video, International coach Page Lipe explains the h-position clap drill.  She uses this drill with skaters on loop, flip, and lutz jumps and she explains it doesn’t work very well on salchow (and toe loop… Continue reading
Exercises for Body Awareness and Skating-Specific Strength (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains and demonstrates a number of valuable exercises to help skaters develop body awareness as it relates to figure skating.  These exercises not only build awareness, but also strength and muscle memory for correct positions… Continue reading
Box Drill – Concept for Weight Transfer Jumps (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains and demonstrates the take-offs for the weight transfer jumps, axel, salchow, and toe loop using drawings on the ice.  These drawings help skaters (and coaches) understand how to create a take-off with flow and… Continue reading
Warm-Up Drill Called “Basketball Exercise” (Page Lipe)
In this short video, international coach Page Lipe shares a simple but very effective warm-up drill she calls the “basketball exercise.”  The drill was adapted from a warm-up used by a basketball team many years ago. The drill consists… Continue reading
When Is a Skater Ready to Learn a New Element (Page Lipe)
In this short video, Page Lipe talks about when a skater is ready to learn a new element.  This is a common question from coaches, skaters, and skating parents alike.  Here’s Page’s thoughts on this topic.  It’s… Continue reading
Brilliant Advice for Coaches (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares some tips with coaches on how to stay motivated and use their ongoing education to help bring more passion to the rink.  Many coaches don’t have other coaches at their rink to help motivate them and… Continue reading
Camel Spin for Adult Skaters (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe gives a camel spin lesson to an adult skater who struggles with the spin.  Overall, the video offers a large number of ideas and tips that Page has found useful with this skater.  Adult skaters often… Continue reading
Double Toe Loop in Combination (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe offers a wealth of tips and tricks and stories regarding the toe loop in combination.  This is an outstanding video and everyone working on double and triple toe loops as the second or third jump of a… 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
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
Edge Quality of Flip Jump – Jump Drills for Flip (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses the challenge associated with getting flip jumps to come off a back inside edge.  Teaching the correct edge early on in jump development saves tremendous time and frustration later on. In this video, Page starts with… Continue reading
Using Video Technology as a Coaching Tool (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe works with a skater on drills intended to fix an edge change problem on a double flip.  Little coaching information is shared in the video.  Instead, this video shows how a coach like Page uses a… Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Drill – The Cheat Exercise (Page Lipe)
Coach Page Lipe shares an important figure skating tip for jumps.  Page calls this the “Cheat Exercise” and notes that it’s very helpful for skaters who are afraid to rotate multi-rotation jumps.  It can be especially helpful as… Continue reading
Flip Jump – Correct Inside Take-off Edge (Page Lipe)
In the figure skating video below, national and international coach Page Lipe shows exercises to help skaters use the correct edge when entering a flip jump. Although the lutz jump is typically more of a problem for skaters in terms … Continue reading
Flip Jump for Beginners (Page Lipe)
In this figure skating lesson, Page Lipe explains and demonstrates how she teaches a flip jump to a beginner skater.  She typically starts by teaching a half-flip from a mohawk.  Notice that Page wants a full stretch but… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Threes to Center (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of compulsory figures (also called school figures).  In the previous videos in this series, Page laid out a set of circles without using a scribe , discussed the forward outside 8, briefly demonstrated the… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Backward Inside 8 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of compulsory figures (also called school figures).  In the previous videos in this series, Page laid out a set of circles without using a scribe , discussed the forward outside 8, briefly demonstrated the… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Backward Outside 8 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of compulsory figures (also called school figures).  In the previous videos in this series, Page laid out a set of circles without using a scribe , discussed the forward outside 8, and briefly demonstrated… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Forward Inside 8 (Page Lipe)
In this very short video, Page Lipe demonstrates the forward inside 8 compulsory figures pattern.  This is a continuation of Page’s earlier figures videos.  The value of this short video is in Page’s description of the starting position… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Skating the 8 – Push Off, Alignment, Movement (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of compulsory figures (also called school figures).  In the previous video in this series, Page laid out a set of circles without using a scribe.  In this video, Page demonstrates how to skate… Continue reading
Compulsory Figures – Drawing the Circles Without a Scribe (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe demonstrates how to draw figures circles without using a scribe.  Although figures were dropped from international competition back in the early 1990’s, school figures are seeing a resurgence in popularity as coaches recognize the value of these… Continue reading
Flying Sit Spin Video Tip (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe explains how she introduces and teaches a flying sit spin.  At the beginning, Page just tells her skaters that it’s just a sit spin, but “you’re going to jump that three-turn from forward to backward.”  She… Continue reading
Figure Skating Technique – Building A Single Jump Into A Double Jump (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses how she moves from the single jump to the double jump.  This is a very important video as most coaches and skaters do this wrong or at least in a way that is not beneficial. The… Continue reading
Loop Jump – Single Loop Through Triple Loop (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe explains how she introduces and develops the loop jump all the way through triples.  She notes that when they’re ready it’s common for skaters at her rink to simply try a single loop jump and usually the… Continue reading
Figure Skating – Balancing Exercises (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares three valuable exercises to increase body awareness.  These drills are very effective in bringing out issues with alignment and core stability.  Not surprisingly, these drills are harder than they look. The purpose of the first… Continue reading
Double Lutz Jump: Slow Motion Techniques (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see two axel attempts that are being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Slow Motion Video: Double Axel-Double Toe Combination (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Lutz Jump Tips – Take Off (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses the correct lutz take-off and how to correct flutz problems. Continue reading
Figure Skating Spins – Change Foot Spins – Forward-Backward-Forward (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses how she introduces change foot spins, particularly as it relates to the ISI Freestyle 3 requirement. Continue reading
Ice Skating Tips – Neck Strengthening Exercise (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares an excellent exercise for strengthening the neck muscles to improve jumping. Continue reading
Ice Skating Tips – Exercise To Fix Sway Back (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe demonstrates a fantastic exercise to develop the proper core strength and awareness for correct air positions. This is a conceptually "simple" exercise, but it's surprisingly difficult to do this exercise well in practice. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Combinations: Dartfish Double Flip-Double Toe (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Axel Figure Skating: Dartfish With Slow Motion (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Triple Loop Figure Skating: Dartfish With Slow Motion (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump Ice Skating (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shows how she develops the toe loop. In this video she starts at the beginning and works her way up to the triple. Continue reading
Salchow Jump Technique (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shows how she develops the salchow. In this video she starts at the beginning and works her way up to the double. Continue reading
Axel Jump Figure Skating Tip (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shows how she develops the axel. In this video she focuses mainly on the half axel (also known as a "once around" or sometimes a "bell jump"). Continue reading
How Figure Skating Jumps Work – Forward Take Off (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses jump take-off direction. Like most top coaches, Page teaches her skaters to take off facing forward on all back entrance jumps. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Landings – Part 2 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of checking out of jumps. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Landings – Part 1 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses checking out of jumps. This is a great video for anyone with skaters having problems dropping their free hip or losing control of their shoulders on landing. Continue reading
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