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

Source - 
World Figure Skating

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Chapter 4. Four Rolls -
Forward Outside Rolls

A graphic method is to draw a straight line along the ice with the heel of your blade. Now to do the outside forward roll (Illus. 19), stand in T-position so that the toe of your right skate is touching the line at a right-angle while your left foot is parallel to it. Put your arms, shoulders, and hips in position for the outside forward spiral you have already learned.

Push off onto a firm, leaning ROF edge (19-1). After you have held thus (in a position which many skating teachers designate as the number 1 position of the OF edge) for three counts, slowly pass your free foot and leg close forward (19-2) in front of your skating foot and at the same time reverse your arms with a close passing movement. This complete change into the number 2 position should take three more counts, 4, 5, and 6. Maintain your lean to the right throughout (19-3).

As you change your free leg from back to front, allow your skating knee to straighten gradually. As you reach the count of 6, your skate should also have completed a semicircle and be approaching the line on the ice in front of you. Now drop the free foot down beside the skate, parallel and touching in stand­ard pushing position (19-4), and at the same time, bend both knees deeply again.

Turn your right foot out a full quarter-turn and push in the number 1 position to the left outside forward edge (19-5), which will again take the ice at a right angle to the line you drew. Repeat all movements, including the rhythmic bending and straightening of your skating knee, on the left edge. Continue right and left all down the ice. Keep counting in slow waltz tempo. Skate your counting. Don't count your skating!

It is important for control that your free hip not rotate for­ward as you pass your free foot and leg forward—therefore the close passing movement that keeps pull to a minimum and allows you to concentrate on maintaining a constant lean. Once you are in the number 2 position, your skating shoulder will be definitely a trifle lower.

A second's attention will show you that the number 2 position of the arms and shoulders on one edge is the number 1 position on the next edge. All you have to do at the pushoff each time is bend together, change body lean, shift weight, and turn your head toward the new center. This will be true in general on all the rolls. And no toe-pushing! Clean starts from the side of the pushing blade are a "must" on this test.