San Diego Figure Skating Communications
|Synchronized Skating 1 Lesson Plan|
Forward pumps clockwise and counter clockwise.
will be able to make a round circle and complete 360° in each
Control of rotation
with stationary circle.
Explain the hold and how to keep their position in relation to the other skaters and where to look.
Begin rotation with pumps.
Remind skaters to start with a stationary circle and make sure they keep the rotation slow.
Repeat in opposite direction.
skating, covering the length of ice, followed by a snowplow stop.
will be able
to skate across the ice in a relatively straight line.
control of speed in relation to other skaters
skaters form a stationary
Explain the hold and how lo keep their place in line as well as how to keep lines straight by guiding.
Have skaters move forward using correct use of the blade.
Dictate the number of forward strokes followed by a snowplow stop.
hold, forward skating, ten steps in a simple block formation, followed
by a snowplow stop.
able to skate ten forward steps while maintaining block formation.
spacing & formation in block while doing forward stroking
concepts of a line.
Break line in half and have the team skate one line in front of another,
Have the team then take turns being in front and in back lo understand positioning.
Have skaters skate in three lines in a true block formation.
or four spoke with back pumps (seven or fewer skaters: two spoke eight
or more skaters; four spoke).
able to do two rotations in a wheel formation while maintaining shape
control of rotation, understanding of role in executing the element
skaters in stationary wheel
Explain how wheel is going to rotate.
Explain each position's role (center goes slow and holds wheel in place while the ends go faster.
Explain the hold and line alignment.
Have team rotate with three to five pumps.
Have skaters change places and practice different positions. Remind skaters to guide to center.
hand to hand.
understand the hold positions
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