Tags: ice-skating

I saw quite a lot of tutorials about backward skating -- how to stop, start, turn, spin, crossover, crossunder, you name it. But no single tutorial show how to skate backwards in a "straight" line. So my question is, assume you have to skate 1 km in
Main disciplines of figure skating are men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. In both pair skating and ice skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman, but there are some differences in terms of techni
Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history this week as the first Americans ever to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dancing. Their story was made even more dramatic by the longevity of their partnership (17 years), the longtime rivalry between them
The rules changed after there was a judging scandal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City in the pairs event. Following this, it was decided that there needs to be more transparency and clarity in judging. The technical score because the element sco
Crossovers may probably seem really mastered for most of us, since it’s one of the first skills skaters learn, but you know how I think skills can always be improved? Here are some questions skaters should ask themselves to make the best out of their
Short answer: You don't need stretching to learn skating. You don't need 180 degrees for a mohawk! That will not be a good mohawk and defies the reason for learning to do one. Figure skating doesn't work in straight lines, and that is the very thing
It's not surprising at all, and actually completely normal, that you had trouble with your transition from one skate to another. Here's why: Figure skates and hockey skates are completely different styles of skates. Figure skate boots can have a high
Stretch: stretching is important to do before any physical activity especially figure skating. Stretch enough that your muscles feel comfortably loose but, not too much that your muscles have lost their elasticity. Recommended stretches: board stretc
The answer itself is this: on the ice you create rotation the same way you do on normal ground - by spinning yourself (by creating angular momentum). Ever heard of "an object in motion stays in motion?" That applies to angular momentum (rotation), to
I recently got my skates sharpened at SportChek and a couple days later I played hockey however whenever i tried to stop my skates would sputter along the ice and wouldnt dig in and spray up snow. I basically had to go back to when i was first learni