Crossovers in a Counter Clockwise
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability
power in smooth flowing movements.
The forward progress on a counter clockwise curve must demonstrate the
transition when the right foot skates in front on the left foot while
performing the crossovers.
The maneuver should present an elegant
body and free leg positions.
- Smooth Transitions
when Changing Feet
- Balance and Blade
Control when Gliding on One Foot
- An Even Tempo
- Full Leg Extension of
- Erect Upper Body -
Not Bending at Waist
- Relaxed Shoulder and
- A Minimum Amount of
- The ability to skate in an even tempo should be observed.
- Upper body position must be upright without breaking
- Head should be up and shoulders down.
- Hands should be held out to the side at waist level.
- An occasional toe push is acceptable; However, toe pushing
on every stroke is a major error.
- Ideally the pushing foot should cross in front of the foot
ice while the
previous skating foot extends backward providing extra power.
- Perform the sliding motions of the skates crossing in front
while maintaining both feet on the ice. Repeat the process and
gradually pickup the feet to acquire the skill of transferring the
- Transition from one foot to another changing weight while
the skating knee is bent and the outside foot moves in a wide arc to
cross in front of the skating foot.
- Maintain a bent skating knee as the
outside free leg extends backwards over the tracing.
- Maintain a bent skating knee as the inside free leg
extends backwards crossing under the skating foot.
- Extend the free leg backwards direction as a natural
extension of the line from the
hip to the toe of the skate.
- Do not bend forward at waist. Hold head up while balancing
over the skating