Skating Workshops

Hosted by
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Approaches for Off-Ice Seminars

     The following is a list of seminar topics for an audience of new parents, their young skaters, and prospective judges hosted by the San Diego Figure Skating Club as part of its 2008 Summer Workshop program.

     Many clubs host such seminars annually for new members so that they are acquainted with the many facets of becoming a USFS member taking tests and entering competitions. Because the local hosting club can usually draw upon the talents and expertise of local elite skaters, coaches, and judges, the cost is usually very nominal.

    Some suggestions for possible topics that might be included in an off ice seminar for parents and skaters include:

June 25
Incorporating Elements of MITF into Free Skating Programs
July 2
The importance of a skater's presentation skills
IJS Presentation Guidelines
July 9
Understanding GOE's and Program Deductions
July 16
What Is A "Well Balanced Program"?
July 23
The role of music selection and the Choreographer
July 30
Understanding the Judging System
Aug. 6 Judging Spins   plus  Cheated Jumps   &   Evaluation Of Jumps 
Aug. 13
Judging Tests Verses 6.0 Competition
Aug. 20  
MITF Judging Criteria
Aug. 27     
Appropriate Costuming

         Off-ice seminars should include diagrams, illustrations, animation, and stop motion view to provide a graphic interface that helps to provide a better comprehension that a strict auditory approach. The following example helps to explain the counter revolution of the Lutz jump.

bi! 1 Cbo  Single Toe Walley

bi! 2 Cbo  Double Toe Walley

bi! 3 Cbo  Triple Toe Walley

bi! 4 Cbo Quadruple Toe Walley

Recommended Reading: 

Summer Workshops
On Ice

Free Skating
Dance Turns
T of C


Physical and Mental Training Considerations

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Workshops for Athletes
Sample Workshop Registration Application
Athletic Training Principles
Beginning to Advanced Free Skating Workshops
MITF Summer Workshops
Synchronized Team Skating Workshops
On-IceWorkshop Considerations
Off-Ice Seminar Topics
On-Line Seminar Ideas
Off-Ice Seminar Ideas
Sports Injuries
          Funding Training of Athletes
          Mental Imagery
PDF  Weekly Off-Ice Workouts
PDF  Principles of PE Fitness

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