How To: Practice beginner level ice skating

Learning to ice skate can be a little frightening. This how to video tutorial will help you learn the basics of ice skating. Watch and learn how to stand on ice, glide on two feet, and then move on to gliding on one foot. Once you've mastered those ice skating techniques you can start doing the following tricks:

How To: Center your spins in figure skating

In this tutorial, we learn how to center your spins in figure skating. When you're spinning, you will find yourself traveling when you spin. To avoid doing this, think about where on the blade you are spinning. If you are in the right spot on your blade, you will stay in one spot. Also make sure you rock up and down while you are moving, not applying too much pressure on the shoe so you fall off center. Spin on the ball of your foot and don't push your heel in too much. Using these tips can h...

How To: Improve figure skating spirals with a stretch routine

In this video, you will learn how to stretch your back to strengthen your spirals while figure skating. First, lay on your stomach. Next, lift your arm and opposite leg in the air. Hold this for a few seconds and then alternate. The next exercise involve bringing your back up in a vertical position while laying down. Next, stand up and stretch your arm over your head towards your side. Alternate the arms with this exercise. You can practice your balance by standing on one leg and holding the ...

How To: Do a backspin maneuver in figure skating

In this tutorial, Gina teaches us how to do a backspin in figure skating. This is when you are spinning on the opposite foot but in another direction. The most difficult thing is to find the right balance in your body. It takes a lot of practice to get used to this. You can use an exercise of doing backwards cross overs to get used to finding the spot that will be perfect for your body to balance. Start by doing an open position, the go into a rotating position. If you are in the right positi...

News: Olympic Training with Silver Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno

Olympian speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno won a silver medal this past weekend, his sixth medal in the past eight years. This recent accomplishment now ties him with Bonnie Blair as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history. How does such an incredible athlete keep up to par, year after year? Watch as Time Magazine reveals the HowTo behind Ohno's grueling Olympic training routine.

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