Skating Workshops

Hosted by
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Off-Ice Seminar Topics

     The following is a list of seminar topics for a potential audience of new parents, their young skaters, and prospective judges.

     Many clubs host such seminars annually for new members so that they can become acquainted with the many facets of becoming a USFS member taking tests and entering competitions.

     The cost can be nominal for the hosting club providing it can draw upon the talents and expertise of local elite skaters, coaches, and judges, If it is necessary to bring presenters in for the seminar, cost can be defrayed by combining the seminar with an open competition and or test session.

     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

Recommended Reading:

Summer Workshops
On Ice





Free Skating

Dance Steps





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:

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
Seminar Ideas
Off-Ice Seminar Ideas
          Funding Training of Athletes
          Mental Imagery
PDF  Weekly Off-Ice Workouts
PDF  Principles of PEd Fitness

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