Basic Skating Skills
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
The list of video clips below is provided to allow parents to follow the elements in the Basic Skating Bridge elements as their child participates in the 2008 Summer Workshops at the Kroc Ice Center in San Diego, CA.
The Video Clips were found on the Web and demonstrate a variety of basic figure skating skills. Some files have attached comments on technical points that differ from the Basic Skating Skills Bridge Program.
These clips will likely frustrate anyone who has a dial-up service as they take a while to load. They can be accessed from either a Windows or Macintosh computer browser, but requires video playback software installed that is specific to your computer platform.
The United State Military Academy Dept. of Physical Education (DPE) connection is very slow to load even with a cable modem. It requires both Flash and Quicktime Software to display. Free reader copies are available.
It is our desire to eventually produce our own video clips that will load quicker and be archived on a DVD. Our goal is to link these video clips to the workshop lesson plans developed over the past five years and are used in the summer workshops at the San Diego Ice Arena and the Ray and Joan Kroc Ice Center. A demonstration pilot of the video project will be competed in the spring of 2013.
Village Video Clips
|When Sitting on the ice, How to get upright|
|Forward Swizzles||Forward Sculling (Fish)|
|Backward Sculling (Fish)|
|Two Foot Glide||Two Foot Glide|
One Foot Glide
The free leg should be behind and over the tracing, and held in a natural extension.
The free leg should NOT Be held close to the
skating leg in a tucked position!
|One Foot Glide|
Shoot The Duck
The free leg should extend backwards
after the stroke - NOT to the side!
The free leg should extend forward over
the tracing after each stroke, NOT to the side!
|Snowplow Stop||Snowplow Stops|
|One Foot Snowplow Stop|
A two foot spin should have bot toes pointed
in with the heels apart!
|Two Foot Spin|
|Learning to Spin|
|Spinning Forward on One Foot||One Foot Spin|
|Advanced Scratch Spin|
Never step over! This error is very difficult
to unlearn and correct once learned.
Clockwise and CounterClockwise forward crossovers
Forward Crossovers clockwise direction
|Backward Crossovers clockwise direction|
Spiral must achieve hip height or higher
Backward Spiral must achieve hip height or higher
Forward Outside 3-Turns
Outside Left 3-Turn
Forward Outside Right 3-Turn
Inside Left 3-Turn
Forward Inside Right 3-Turn
As you complete the mohawk, the Free
Leg MUST continue backwards in a
normal free leg extension! The free
leg should not be held in stag position
next to the skating foot!
to Forward Two Foot Turn
Back to Forward Mohawk Step
Two Foot Jump
|Bunny Hop||Bunny Hop|
|Waltz Jump||Waltz Jump|
Half Flip Jump
Half Lutz Jump
Walley, Half and Full Toe Walley Jump
Toe Loop Jump
References:All materials are copy protected.
Competitive Figure Skating FAQ: Technical Elements This article is part of the FAQ list for (amateur) competitive figure skating. This section covers technical elements of figure skating, such as jumps and spins. ... If the jump is approached from an outside three turn and step instead, .... used in free skating as a simple turn or in step sequences, but choctaws are more typically ....
USFSA & ISI Figure Skating Levels, Ice Skating Test Levels - Describes the figure skating skills.
Figure Skating Skills For example the entrance to certain jumps includes a three turn or a mohawk. ... Figure skating steps a skills that when put together form what is called a footwork sequence. Some figure skating steps are variations on or combinations of turns. ... - Spins in figure skating are often the most fun for a skater to learn.
Summer On Ice Skating Workshops
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
The use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.