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How To Do a Bunny Hop


Bunny Hop

Bunny Hop

Photo Copyright © Jo Ann Schneider Farris
The bunny hop is a fun and easy ice skating jump. It is one of the first jumps new figure skaters learn and master.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Most skaters can master the bunny hop in ten to twenty minutes.

Here's How:

  1. Start off by gliding on one foot.
  2. Swing the free foot forward.
  3. Jump forward toward the swinging leg.
  4. Place the swinging toe on the ice.
  5. Change feet and glide forward.


  1. Bunny hops can be done in straight lines or on curves.
  2. It is fun to do several bunny hops in a row.

What You Need

  • An ice rink
  • Figure skates
  • The ability to glide on one foot while on ice skates.
  • A desire to jump in the air while skating.
  • A little bit of courage.

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