|Forward Upright Spin:
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to start
from a forward outside curve and skating a 3-Turn, hooking the
edge to convert the
forward momentum into rotation energy necessary to center the spin.
A centered spin requires
distributing body weight on one foot.
Skater must present an elegant
body position with head held up.
- Complete a minimum of
Rotations in Position
- The skater should be able to demonstrate they can push onto
a forward outside edge and bend the skating knee to force the edge to
- Head should not look down while preparing to enter spin.
- Hands should be at waist level with shoulders level. The
free arm should stretch back matching the extension of outside foot.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the skater's ability to hook the edge and center the spin.
- No pre rotation of the upper body should occur.
- The ability to sustain a controlled center after the hook
should be observed.
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- Review position of a one footed glide on a deep curve with
the skating knee bent.
- Introduce the concept of the free leg swinging wide to
in creating a controlled hook.
- Introduce the idea of using a bent skating knee to help
center the spin.
- Stress centering the spin with the free leg and arms
extended while holding head up.
- Emphasize the pulling in of the arms and free leg to
increase the speed of the spin.