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 -
Man's Ten Step

Along with the waltz eight—and even before—I always teach the man's ten-step to beginners. This is also part of a bona fide dance, which can be done by couples. However, just for itself it is fun to do alone and has many uses as an introduction to spirals and jumps. So, while you are perfecting all you have learned to date, here is one more item for your fast-building repertoire. I shall merely designate the steps by edge and where the skate takes the ice on each new step. The dance makes a circular pattern, and throughout you lean and turn to the same center.

Start LOF, RIF, LOF, RIF, mohawk to LIB, push to ROB (free foot in front as always), cross the left foot close in behind onto LIB, push to ROB, crossover LIB, and now, bringing your right heel in front of your left heel in a reverse mohawk move­ment, push onto RIF. If you count each stroke as you make it, you will find there are ten of them. Hence the title. Stretch your free foot back on steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10. Stretch it forward on steps 6, 7, and 8. Hold your arms as in the cross­overs, the outside arm forward and the inside arm backward, changing position as you make the mohawk and the reverse mohawk.

Always look inside the circle in the direction of travel. Simple, isn't it? And fun? Skaters usually feel about now that they are beginning to get some of the icing on the cake of funda­mental hard work. Dance the steps, holding each stroke one beat of march time, except steps 3 and 10, which you should hold for two beats each to make the measures come out even. Use the steps in sequences to prepare spirals, for instance, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and hold the ROB spiral. Now reverse the whole thing and do a LOB spiral. Hold 9 and turn it into a LIB spiral, etc.

The combinations are many and varied. Play around. Make up your own. I want you to feel freedom and confidence on your skates before beginning the study of the two-lobe and three-lobe eights which comprise the all-important school figures of this complex sport. In fact right now you may turn to Chapter VII for the simplest free skating moves and to Chapter VIII for a start on the Dutch waltz.