The Fun of Figure Skating
by Maribel Vinson Owen
 
Introduction

Chap. 1 Equipment

Chap. 2 First Strokes
    First Time
    Double Sculling
    Pushing Off
    Forward Stroking
    Stopping
    Forward Crossovers
    Skating Backward
    Back Crossovers

Chap. 3 Basic Edges
    F. Inside Spirals
    F. Outside Spirals
    Spread Eagles
    Back Outside Spirals
    Back Inside Spirals
    Inside Mohawks
    Forward Outside 3's
    Exercises

Chap. 4 Four Rolls
    Forward Outside Rolls
    Forward Inside Rolls
    Back Outside Rolls
    Back Inside Rolls
    Waltz Eight
    Man's 10-Step

Chap. 5 School Figures
    Forward Outside 8
    Forward Inside 8
    Preliminary Test
    Back Outside 8
    Forward Changes
    Threes-to-Center
    USFSA First Test

Chap. 6 Completing Fundamental Figures
    Back Inside 8
    Forward Outside 3s
    Back Changes
    Forward Inside 3s
    Basic Theory

Chap. 7 Free Skating
    Basic Spirals
    Dance Steps
    Basic Spins
    Basic Jumps
    Free Skating Program

Chap. 8 Ice Dances
    Dutch Waltz
    Fiesta Tango
    Fourteen Step
    American Waltz

Chap. 9 Skater

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Chapter 2. First Strokes -
Double Sculling

When you have gained a bit of confidence from baby step­ping, it is time for you to try propelling yourself over the ice alone. To keep your confidence high the first exercise is a two-foot maneuver called double sculling (Illus. 5). Beside taking you across the ice on your own, this will teach you the vital part your knees play in making your skates glide.

Stand with your knees straight, heels together but toes turned out so that your feet form a V (5-1). Now bend your knees and allow your feet to slide out diagonally forward, keeping your weight evenly balanced between your feet and on the back center of each skate (5-2). When your skates have slid a few feet apart, straighten your knees and pull your toes together (5-3, 4). As your skates are about to touch, slide them parallel and side by side in a short forward glide before starting the sculling movement all over again (5-5).

The scull itself is done on the inside edge of both skates, but be sure you do not "drop" your ankle over to the inside. Only by keeping your ankles firm, will your skates move easily ahead. By repeating these sculls in the same rhythm, you will find you can work up real speed across the ice. Be sure this speed comes from the bending and straightening of the knees and not from the pull of the inner thigh muscles above rigid knees. For the propulsion that comes from the proper use of your knee is the secret of the pushoff onto one skate which is next in the order of learning.



Illustration 5


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