|Forward Outside Waltz 3-Turns in both
The primary goal of this exercise is to display the ability to perform
a 3-Turn while skating half circles; returning to long axis; and
feet. A hockey line may be used as a guide.
The skater must demonstrate the ability to
transition from one foot to the opposite foot.
Navigating around the half or full circle should be on solid edges
body and free leg positions.
- Push from the entire blade. An occasional cutback push
is acceptable; however, when occurring
on every push, it 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 or forward over the tracing after stepping on
- An ability to hold a sustain edge should be observed
without wobbles or sub-curves.
- Upper body position must not break forward at
the waist. Head should not look down while maintaining balance over the
foot; however, the eyes may look down.
- Head should be up and shoulders down.
- Hands should be at waist level and shoulders level.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing.
- All half and full circles should be equal size and shape,
approximately 3 times the
height of the skater.
- A forward outside waltz 3 followed by 2 consecutive back
- An alternative is to skate the 3-Turns on a figure
eight; returning to
approximate center using a long axis; and alternating
feet. A hockey line may be used as a guide (Long Axis) for
returning to center.