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Swizzles

Swizzles

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Definition: Swizzles are done by beginning ice skaters.

Put your blades together with heels touching in a "V" position. On inside edges, push outward, then inward to make your toes touch. You should make the shape of a fish. You have now done a forward swizzle or scissors. Repeat by doing several in a row. Now try going backward. Reverse the process, starting with your toes together on inside edges, move outward, then inward so your heels touch again. As you make the move, make sure to bend your knees. This is a great exercise to get knees going.

Also Known As: In roller skating, Swizzles are called "Scissors." Some ice skating schools call swizzles "Fishes." Some rinks use the word "Sculling" when refering to "Swizzles."

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