Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Flying Spins (Kori Ade)

This video is a continuation of a multi-part off-ice jump class by Kori Ade.  In Part 1, Kori had the class do heel clicks and air turn variations. In Part 2, Kori has the class do exercises for rhythm, quickness, and balance.  In this video, Kori does exercises designed to improve flying spins.  The first exercise targets the flying sit spin.  For symmetric body development, Kori has the class do the exercise on both legs.  As she notes, this drill has a dual function. “It”s a single leg squat, obviously, which builds some stability.  But it”s also a flying sit exercise.”  Kori wants the exercise to be quite and controlled.

Next, Kori leads the class into off-ice flying camels.  She notes that there”s so much rotation created by the take-off that the skaters will need to hop before they can stick the landing.  Notice how challenging this is for even the advanced skaters.  Kori complicates it by adding a one-leg squat and a fly in the other direction.  Very difficult.  Kori says, “I”m not expecting these to be gorgeous flying camels, but it”s a great exercise in symmetry and control.”  The free leg should swing around and not scissor like a butterfly.

Great exercises.

Check out the other parts of this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.


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