San Diego Figure Skating Communications
|Synchronized Skating Lesson Plan 2|
Containing a transition from forward to backward skating.
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, with at least one forward crossover R over L and one L over R.
will be able
lo maintain a line and incorporate crossover skill from Basic 4.
Synchro 1 line.
Explain/demonstrate the sequence of steps.
Have skaters walk through sequence of steps individually so they all know what to do and where to go.
Have skaters put it all together.
skating with a change of axis.
able to skate ten forward steps while maintaining block formation.
Synchro 1 block.
Go over first half of block. Have skaters stop and know their place in the block.
Explain how to maintain space and connect to a new line. Individually go through and show them which person they will hook up to.
Have skaters hook up in new line until they fully understand who to hook up to after making the transition.
Have skaters do two steps prior to change of hold/direction and have them walk through the steps before they try it at full speed.
or two spoke with backward skating (seven or less skaters: two spoke,
eight or more skaters: four spoke).
able to do two rotations in a wheel formation while maintaining shape
and control (reference Synchro 1).
They should have more speed.
Shapes & Control of Rotation while incorporating more Skills and
Have team do the wheel with three pumps followed by two crossovers.
Have skaters change places and practice different positions. Remind skaters to guide to center.
two straight lines facing each other that will intersect.
of Other Skaters, Line Formation, Unison
Line skaters up in stationary position facing each other.
Have skaters walk through their empty spot until they have a good understanding where they will need to intersect.
Dictate the steps and when to let go and reconnect. Have skaters practice this on their own.
Have skaters practice this gaining speed each time until they are comfortable intersecting at full speed.
A wheel and circle.
must demonstrate a concept
of element and they must make smooth transition.
Rotation, Posture, Awareness of Others, Anticipation
wheel and circle that
will be used.
Decide what position skaters will move into.
Have skaters practice element stationary (demonstrate walk through and new spot transition.)
Have skaters practice smooth transition stationary.
Rotate wheel slowly with a few pumps. Transition to circle with a few pumps .
Have skaters practice complete element with competent speed.
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