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Ice Skating steps to be a professional skater

If you have already prepared this step by practising the stamping step in the V-position, now make an active forwards-pushing foot movement, bend your knees with each step and push your body forward over the new skating leg, which now supports your weight and continues the pushing movement.

You can learn and improve the push from the inside edge of the Blade by pushing away the side barrier of the rink’. Place your feet in the V-position in front of the barrier and push off with both hands. Lean forward and try to “push the barrier away” while making huge stamping steps, as if you were pushing a car. Then move in the same way on the ice, ideally pushing a partner instead of the barrier of the rink.

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To begin, the ice skating stop on the outside edge of the Blade is the mark of an excellent speed-skater Lift the inside edge of the foot slightly by turning inwards and put your foot down on the ice. You are now automatically on the outside edge. You can then skate a gentle inwards curve by tilting onto the inside edge of the Blade. Figure skaters, on the other hand, perform the skating step moving straight on the whole Blade of the skate.

As above, but all the pairs remain together: the last couple slides between all the couples in front of them. Only the gliding pair accelerates, all the others move slowly by moving their body weight forward, without throwing it off. The same structure as above, but the last pair let go of their hands and conquer the respective outside. When all the citizens in front of them have been overtaken by the rear group, they take their place at the front. The next pair starts as soon as overtaken.

The forward crossover technique Starts off with skating steps from the V-position. When you are moving fast enough, lean your body diagonally (head to the side!) and now place your feet parallel together in the direction of movement. The leaning position makes you skate on the edge of your blades: the leg on the inside of the circle skates on the outside edge, the leg on the outside of the circle skates on the inside edge.

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Look ahead a third of a circle. Turn your front towards the centre of the circle so that the outside shoulder, hip, and leg are, therefore, all leading. Place the outside leg inside the circle across and in front of the inside leg, which comes underneath the body next to the outside one. Bring the inside shoulder hard right back. You should be able to feel the resulting tension in your rear shoulder-blade. In figure skating, your arms show the circle that you skate. In ice hockey and speed-skating, they join in the skating action! In all these disciplines, the shoulders kept still, however.

In ice skating, the best to learn is to put down the large toe or inside the foot of the cross leg to jump on the bottom of the blades With the inside leg, you raise the inside of the foot, and you push along crossover around the outer edge of the Blade. Every time you set your foot down, bend your knees and hips as if /ou wanted to sit down. Then glide for a short time on both legs, before you stand up straight again after the next push off. Your bodyweight should be central or backwards, and never on the balls of your feet; otherwise, you lean too far. The faster you skate, the stronger the lean into the circle and stronger the forward lean of your upper body.

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