Figure Skating Techniques
How To Do Forward Crossovers On Figure Skates
This article gives instruction on how to do forward crossovers on figure skates.
Falling Is Part of Figure Skating
Even the most advanced figure skaters fall down. This article gives tips on how to fall safely and also gives some suggestions on what to when figure skaters fall. Also, information is given about how falls are handled in ice skating competitions.
All About Waltz Jumps
The waltz jump is a fun jump and it is usually the first jump ice skaters learn and master.
What Is a Spread Eagle?
A spread eagle is a figure skating move where a skater glides on two feet with the toes pointing in opposite directions.
All About Choctaws and Mohawks
Choctaws and mohawks are ice skating turns where figure skaters turns from either forward to backward or backward to forward.
How to Stroke Forward On Figure Skates
Once gliding on one foot is mastered, a new figure skater can begin to learn forward stroking. Stroking in figure skating means moving from one skate to the other. This is what everyone does when they skate around an ice arena.
Figure Skating Techniques
Do you want to be a figure skater? This article will help a new skater learn how to do some ice skating moves. Some of the elements in this article include directions on how to fall, stop, skate forward, jump, and spin on the ice.
Free Foot, Leg, Hip, and Arm and Skating Foot, Leg, Hip, and Arm
The terms free foot, free leg, free hip, free arm, skating foot, skating leg, skating hip, and skating arm are used in figure skating.
Fall on the Ice Without Getting Hurt
No one wants to fall while ice skating, but if you are going to skate, you are going to fall. How can a figure skater, especially an adult who doesn't want to fall, fall safely? This article addresses this issue.
All About Death Spirals
A death spiral is a beautiful and dramatic pair skating move.
Share Your Own Figure Skating Tips, Ideas, and Experiences
Do you have an ice skating tip or trick to share? Here, About.com readers can share their own figure skating tips, ideas, technigues, and experiences.
What's So Great About Figure Skating?
MySkatingMall.com and 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke put together a video called "What's So Great About Figure Skating?" Ryan asked figure skaters, figure skating parents, and ice skating fans to make short videos answering that question. For those who missed taking part in the video, here's your chance to share your own thoughts. What's so great about figure skating?
A Lesson on Forward Crossovers
Crossovers are the way skaters move around corners and the ends of a rink. Mastering forward crossovers make a figure skater better and faster.
Simple Figure Skating Toe Jumps
There are some simple toe jumps that are fun and easy to do on figure skates. As a figure skater advances, these simple jumps are used to connect steps and elements in a skater's program.
Figure Skating Spins - Basic Ice Skating Spins
What is your favorite ice skating spin?
How to Move Forward on Ice Skates
This article will help teach beginning skaters how to move forward on the ice.
Do Figure Skaters Ever Spot Their Spins Like Dancers Do?
Do figure skaters ever spot their spins like dancers do in pirouettes?
Figure Skating With Carlo Fassi
Figure Skating With Carlo Fassi is a book that includes instructions on jumping and spinning for all levels of figure skating.
Ask a Question About Figure Skating
Expert volunteers answer questions about anything related to figure skating at this About.com link.
There are many moves figure skaters must master. This section includes links to ice skating lessons. Learn how to fall and get up on skates, learn how to stop, learn how to skate forward, and learn how to spin and jump.
All About Spread Eagles
This article, published on IceNetwork.com, explains what spread eagles are, how to do spread eagles, and more.
Figure Skating Secrets
This resource is designed to teach all basic concepts of figure skating. Information on equipment, basic skating, edges, turns, ice dances, figures, spins, jumps, and connecting moves are included.
Ice Skating Instructional Videos By Dmitri Olympiev
Dmitri Olympiev, a coach at Pines Ice Arena in Florida, has put together a series of free online instructional ice skating videos. Included are how to do forward and backward swizzles, how to stop, gliding on one foot, forward and backward stroking, forward and backward crossovers, three turns, mohawks, edges, and spins.
What Are All Those Skating Moves?
This link will help you recognize all the different figure skating elements. It is from Don Korte's FIGURE SKATING WEBSITE.
The Biellmann Is a Cool Figure Skating Move
The Biellmann is a figure skating move that is named after Champion Swiss skater Denise Biellmann who originated the move. To do the move, a skater holds his or her skate blade and pulls the leg way back up over the head. The legs are completely split, but the knee of the free leg is bent.
Figure Skating Terms
A figure skating coach in Tacoma, Washington, named Danette, has put together a short list of some basic figure skating terms and information.
Skating Ahead of the Curve
Figure skating coach Cheryl Richardson has developed this site. It is devoted to exploring questions surrounding training of figure skaters.
Figure Skating Tips and Clips
Dave Curtis shares some very good basic figure skating tips at this link.
Learn About the Jumps
This is a section from "SoYouWanna Learn the Basics of Figure Skating?" This source outlines and explains each ice skating jump in detail.
Unique and Interesting Skating Elements - From Figure Skating Journal
This link includes videos of unique and interesting figure skating skills.
All About the Axel Jump
Axels (and double Axels and triple Axels) and waltz jumps are the only figure skating jumps where the take-off is from a forward outside edge.
Basic Ice Skating Spins
This article lists some of the basic ice skating spins. Many of the spins advanced figure skaters do are variations of the basic figure skating spins listed in this article.
The Shoot-the-Duck Is a Fun Ice Skating Move
This article gives information on the shoot-the-duck which is a fun and easy ice skating move.