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Skating in the key of life

Sonia has new skates!


So exciting!


Lesson notes:

  • Try the “Canadian” method of three turns: feet come in parallel, then move to a heel-instep position on the exit.
  • Work on the entry edge for forward outside threes (make sure you are not leaning out of your circle and that you actually transfer weight from right to left).
  • Practice crossing feet at ankles and transferring weight (for tuck behinds)
  • Perimeter stroking: finish off circles, don’t lean on partner, dynamic knee bend throughout edge
  • Euro-man pattern with push-backs on back outside edge (code for “sequence of series of edges that should be done with more speed and better edges”): work on (1) back push back (push!) and (2) hips forward, and actually pushing through on right to left cross stroke.
  • Inside mohawk (hips under) back inside three, forward cross stroke, repeat on other side
  • Inside mohawk (hips under) back inside three, forward outside three, step forward on inside and repeat on other side
  • Swing roll, change to inside, inside three with feet parallel. On the inside three: since this is done with parallel feet, do this by rotating belly button to face center of circle and opening hips, then rotating skating foot–not by using free side.

Author: Joskates

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2 thoughts on “Sonia has new skates!

  1. Pretty new skates!! Jealous!


  2. Yes, they are definitely making me jealous too! Though I don’t want to break in a new pair right now…


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