San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Principles of Training Athletes
The sport of figure skating includes the following disciplines that are organized as non-qualifying and qualifying competition events hosted by the United States Figure Skating Association:
*Compulsory Dance tests can be performed with a partner and as a solo
Each discipline is based on the fundamental ability to skate on controlled, flowing edges, and while generating continuous and effortless power. While many sports do not evaluate the form and technique of the athlete, figure skating equally emphasizes the style and grace over the bruit physical endeavors of the athletes.
Beginners share a desire to not spend time acquiring the fundamental skating skills before rushing to jump or spin or pick up a hockey strick and score goals.
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:
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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.