San Diego Figure Skating Communications
|Synchronized Skating Lesson Plan 3|
Small circle to large circle, or large to small circle.
will be able to perform a change of hold to change size of circle while
keeping the shape of the circle throughout the transition.
of Rotation & Speed in Different Holds/Positions
Synchro 1 circle.
Practice change of hold in stationary position.
Walk through change of hold. Have skaters try it.
step sequence from page 74 of Instructor's Manual.
able to maintain the line shape while doing the step sequence.
Skills from Basic 2-6 into Basic Element Unison
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 maintain block formation while changing axis.
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.
wheel or two spoke if there are not enough skaters.
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
Synchro 1 wheel.
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.
Teach line up of parallel lines with partners.
line forward intersection with a one foot glide at the point of
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.
Circle and line,
line and intersection.
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 spot transition.)
Have skaters practice smooth transition stationary.
Rotate circle slowly with a few pumps. Transition to circle with a few pumps. Transition into a line.
Have skaters practice complete element with competent speed.
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