Inside Swing Rolls:
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to skate 4
forward inside half circles on a long axis line while alternating
feet. A hockey line may be used as a guide.
The skater must demonstrate the ability to
transition from one foot while changing free leg and arm 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
- Pushes should use the entire blade. An occasional toe push
is acceptable; however, toe pushing
on every stroke is a major error.
- Free leg extensions should be low. The free leg should be a
extension of the line from the
hip to the toe of the skate.
- Transitions from one foot to another requires changing
both knees are bent.
- Gradually straightening the skating knee as the
free leg extends backward and forward over the tracing.
- An ability to hold a sustained edge should be observed.
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- Head should not look down while maintaining balance over
foot; however, the eyes may look down.
- Hands should be waist high and the shoulders should be
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing.
- All half circles should be equal size and shape,
approximately 2 to 3 times the
height of the skater with a minimum of sub curves.
- Skater should demonstrate the ability to control their
and free leg rotation.
- Skater should demonstrate an understanding and use of a
- Glide on 1 foot in a straight line to practice
– arms brush sides of body while while changing position.
- Glide on 1 foot on an inside edge an demonstrate balance
while switching arms, and swinging the free leg forward.
- Discuss the difference between a roll and a swing roll.
- Introduce the various dance tempos and how this would be
applied to skating a swing roll.