Figure Skating Off-ice Training: Off ice jump class – Part 5 (Kori Ade)

This off-ice training 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 Part 3, the focus was on flying sit spins and flying camels and Part 4 covered straight line walking waltz jump and axel drills.

In this video, Kori has the class do lunge axels.  She responds to the questions of her skaters which gives us a better idea of how to do it and what the purpose is.  Kori says, “Mostly I want you to feel it in the left quad.”  Kori admits this is a very hard drill.  Kori really wants the skaters to keep their backs up during the drill.  Most skaters should do this with waltz jumps first much like the young skater Kori highlights.  As Kori notes, this skater has never done an axel on the ice and these drills are great for learning foundational concepts like moving forward through the take-off and landing with feet crossed.  Notice the focus later in the video on preventing the skaters from twisting inward and spinning around rather than going through the take-off.

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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