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How To Do an Attitude


A Figure Skater Performs an Attitude

A Figure Skater Performs an Attitude

Photo Copyright © JO ANN Schneider Farris
An Attitude is a beautiful figure skating move that comes right from ballet. The move can make a figure skater look like a ballerina, so most little girls like doing the move. Attitudes are also easy to do. Attitudes are usually done by female figure skaters, but some men do perform the move.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: An Attitude is an easy ice skating move that can be mastered in five to ten minutes.

Here's How:

  1. Start by doing a forward extended one-foot glide.

  2. Bend the free leg slightly.

  3. Raise the free leg and hip.

  4. Turn the free hip out.

  5. Add an arm movement.


  1. Keep the head up.

  2. Make sure that the hips and shoulders are lined up and are pointed straight ahead.

  3. Ballet training will help a figure skater do a good Attitude on the ice.

  4. Don't allow the free leg's knee to turn in or touch the skating leg.

  5. Arms movements compliment an Attitude. A popular way to use the arms is to hold one arm slighly curved above the head and to hold the other arm out to the side.

What You Need

  • Before doing an Attitude a skater should be able to do a strong one foot glide.
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