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Off-Ice Training Videos on iCoachSkating

This page was created to make it easy for coaches and skaters to find all of the valuable off-ice training videos on the website. All of the “new” off-ice training videos can be found on the RECENT page.

The first 10 entries on this page contain links to over 90 off-ice training videos. Plus there’s further recommendations below that near the bottom of the page.

 


Nick Perna has created one of the best off-ice jump video series ever recorded. This is currently the “gold standard” for off-ice jump training.
This is a 7 part series and covers a lot of ground from air turns and air position details to off-ice axels. Use these links: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6 , and Part 7.

Michelle Leigh has also created a fantastic off-ice jump video series. This covers somewhat different information than the videos by Nick.
This is a 6 part series and includes examples of all the standard jumps as well as some jump rope work. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.

Tom Hickey also provides an off-ice jump process. This also covers somewhat different information, including off-ice turn exercises.
This is a 5 part series and includes off-ice jumps and suggestions for how to use a skate spinner. (Skaters without a spinner can use a piece of cardboard on a smooth floor.) Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Kori Ade shares an entire off-ice workout class which includes off-ice jumps as well as 0ff-ice flying spin exercises.
This is a 6 part series and covers a lot of ground, including basic warm-ups, basic and advanced off-ice jumps, as well as off-ice flying spin options. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.

Chris Conte shows a progression of exercises for double axel development. This process is also appropriate for single axel (and triple axel) development.
This is a 3 part series and covers some floor work as well as some novel ways to use a stationary off-ice harness. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Kori Ade runs a couple of skaters through an off-ice workout a functional strength training gym. This is a 4 part series and covers many exercises for addressing common weaknesses for figure skaters. Some of the equipment may not be available to all athletes, but it offers ideas about how to train. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

Matthew Blair Davis, a certified strength and conditioning coach specializing in figure skater training, has more than 22 off-ice training videos on iCoachSkating. These videos cover a wide range of off-ice strength and conditioning topics. Simply go to Matthew’s coach bio page for a full list of videos to choose from.

Kristina Anderson, a figure skating coaches as well as a certified strength and conditioning expert, has more than 29 off-ice training videos on iCoachSkating. These videos cover a wide range of off-ice strength and conditioning topics. Simply go to Kristina’s coach bio page for a full list of videos to choose from.

“Grace” Eun Hee Lee, a coach from Korea, shares some off-ice training and general warm-ups she uses with her skaters. This is a 3 part series and covers valuable quickness and control drills as well as balance and mobility exercises. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Kori Ade leads an off-ice practice with her skaters at a trampoline park. Many of the exercises in these videos can be done without a trampoline if skaters wear appropriate footwear. This is a 6 part series and offers many creative off-ice exercises for skaters. Use these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.

 

Ideas for additional off-ice training exercises and methods can be found in the following places:

Sheila Thelen offers information about how to use an off-ice harness (6 part series).

Sheila Thelen shares a stretching tip for spirals.

Sheila Thelen teaches a jump rope class.

Chris Conte offers insights about choreography and building a program (4 part series – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).

Michelle Leigh offers insights about training, motivation, and the mental and emotional side of skating and coaching (see most recent videos on Michelle’s bio page).

Audrey Weisiger teaches goal setting, motivation, and mental and emotional training (see Audrey’s bio page and look for appropriate titles).

Page Lipe also offers insights about training, motivation, and the mental and emotional side of skating and coaching (see Page’s bio page and look for appropriate titles).

Kori Ade shares mental exercises and understanding the emotional aspects of skating (Thresholds Part 1 and Part 2, Becoming Elite Part 1 and Part 2, Mental Exercises Part 1 and Part 2).

 

For those skaters working on off-ice axels, the following on-ice axel development series are great places to get ideas for off-ice axel training details.

#1: Nick Perna and Audrey Weisiger teach an on-ice axel class (5 parts – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5).

#2: Tom Zakrajsek teaches an on-ice axel class (7 parts – see Tom’s bio page for the full list of these videos)

 

 

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