Ice Skating Instruction
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Get Started Figure Skating
This article gives step by step directions on how to get started in figure skating.
Skating Coach, Skating Instructor, Teacher, or Pro - Is There a Difference?
There is a difference between a figure skating coach and an ice skating instructor.
Concussions In Figure Skating
Figure skating is a dangerous sport. When a skater hits his or her head while skating, there is a possibility of a concussion. Parents, coaches, and skaters should be aware of the dangers of a concussion.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Ice Skating Lessons
This article gives some tips on how skaters can get the most out of their private ice skating lessons.
Jersey On Ice - Response to Comments About TLC's Figure Skating Reality Show
This article is meant to address some of the negative comments that have come in since the pilot episode of Jersey On Ice, The Learning Channel's December 12, 2012 reality show, aired.
Before You Choose a Figure Skating Coach
Unlike ballet, dance, or gymnastics, where learning occurs in a group lesson format most of the time, figure skating is mastered through private lessons. So….if you or your child is really interested in mastering figure skating, your first step is to select a private lesson coach.
Long ago, everyone in the figure skating knew that a day would come in a skater's career when he or she would make the decision on whether or not to "turn pro. Taking money for skating meant that a figure skater could no longer compete against other amateur skaters.
Jersey On Ice Figure Skating Reality Show - Share Your Thoughts Regarding...
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, a pilot episode of Jersey On Ice, a figure skating reality show, aired on The Learning Channel. Did you like the show? Did you hate it? Do you believe the show is a good thing for figure skating? Share your thoughts.
Camps and Summer Skating Programs for Figure Skaters
Figure skaters can go to camp during the summer. Many week-long, overnight, and day camps for ice skaters are available at figure skating training centers throughout the United States.
How to Switch Figure Skating Coaches
Parents and skaters need to be aware that there are some guidelines all skating coaches follow when a skater switches coaches.
Coaching Figure Skating - Guidelines For Figure Skating Coaches
Figure skaters pay so much for private figure skating lessons. For that reason, they deserve undivided attention during skating lessons. How do you suggest figure skating coaches should behave? What are your recommended Do's and Don'ts?
Annual Coaching Fees and Requirements For Skatng Coaches
Figure skating coaches in the United States who wish to teach at US Figure Skating's events and competitions are required to register, pay certain fees, buy liability insurance, and pass certain continuing education tests by July 1 of each year.
Figure Skating Coaches Certification
This is an excellent link from the FIGURE SKATER'S WEBSITE by Don Korte that explains how figure skating coaches are trained, qualified, and certified.
Facebook, Social Networking, and Figure Skating Ethics
Figure skating coaches are not permitted to solicit skating students, who are already working with another coach. This means that using Facebook or other social networking sites to solicit skaters who are already taking lessons from another figure skating coach is a violation of the PSA Professional Skaters Association Code of Ethics.
Charles Crawford - An Ice Skating Coach Living With Multiple Sclerosis
Charles Crawford is a skating coach that is living with MS. He was told he would never walk again, but is now back on the ice, teaching skating.
Your Relationship With Your "Pro"
This is an excellent article from Don Korte's Figure Skating Website that describes a skater's relationship with his or her private figure skating coach.
Review of "Training Figure Skaters" - A Book by Jack Curtis
"Training Figure Skaters" by Jack Curtis is a manual for ice skating parents and skaters.
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.