Slalom One Foot Edging
in a straight line.
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability develop
forwards power in a straight line on one foot.
Start with a series of two footed slalom pushes to acquire forward
speed and then pick up the right or left foot. Continue the
slalom motion while maintaining an erect
body and controlled arm/shoulder positions. Repeat on opposite foot.
The knees act a shock absorber to cushion the force of the sharp turns
much as the action of a skier performing a downhill slalom event.
- Equal One Footed
Forward Slalom Pushes on the Right and Left Foot
- Small Curves to the
Left and Right in an Even Tempo
- Smooth Forward
- Evenly distributed weight and bend knees.
- Use a twisting movement of knees and feet to produce speed
straight line .
- The body should be in a natural
position and not bending forward at waist.
- An ability to perform sustained swizzles should be
- Head should be up, with a nice erect back.
- Hands should be held out to the side at waist level.
- Knee bend rises and falls with the changes of direction of
- Increasing the depth of
slalom curves (edging) and reducing the rhythmic tempo of the knee
increase forward speed.
- Teach pushing movement of feet using the barrier –
emphasize upper body
- From a standing position, begin with both feet parallel on
the ice and perform a twisting movement with the blade, knees,
and hips. After gaining speed, glide, balance, and stop.
- Using a slower tempo, gradually deepen the curves of the
forward Slalom edges to gain
Forward two foot
Slalom edging is
performed in the Cha Cha Dance.