Two Foot Glides in a
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to balance
backwards in a straight line.
The skater should demonstrate elegant
body and arm positions.
- Maintain Balance throughout pushes
- Maintain Good
Posture/Form in Back
- Using back scooter pushes to generate power, glide
- The body should be in a natural
position and not bending forward at waist.
- An ability to hold a sustained glide should be observed.
- Head should be up, with a nice arch to back.
- Hands should be held out to the side at waist level.
- Gradually straighten the skating knee to glide on both feet
with weight evenly distributed.
- Practice two foot gliding
backwards in counterclockwise and clockwise directions.
- Teach extension using the barrier – emphasize upper body
- Review back scooter pushes.
- Push backward, glide, and balance. Push and
repeat. Gradually add more initial back scooter pushes to gain
speed prior to gliding.