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Questions tagged [ice-skating]

Questions about the sport of ice-skating.

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Does spinning from a different side from your jumps affects your skating?

As the title say I'm spinning from a different directions than when I jump, it's way more natural and easy to spin to the right while landing on my right foot. I had two separate advices from two ...
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Ice cross downhill competitions for amateurs?

I am looking for ice cross downhill competitions for amateurs. I am not a professional ice skater, and not a professional hockey player. But I like ice skating very much, and also I like to compete. ...
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What does Australia do to get kids into winter sports at an early age [closed]

Australia is a mostly tropical/sub-tropical country. There is a small mountain range in the southeast of the country which receives snowfall for a couple of winter months. We can say that overall, the ...
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What is the origin of the myth that Dutch are good speed skaters because it's a mode of transportation for them?

During the opening ceremony of the current Winter Olympics, NBC presenter Katie Couric commented the following when the delegation from the Netherlands was making their rounds through the stadium: ...
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Are my Hockey skates sharp or dull?

I have recently purchased a pair of Bauer Hockey skates and I am not sure if they are dull or sharp. I looked up a comparison on YouTube, Google, etc. and yet I still have trouble determining if my ...
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How to properly fall FORWARD while ice skating and prevent wrist fractures?

I've looked this up everywhere and cannot find a good answer. In ice skating, they teach us to fall to the side or on our bottoms to prevent injury. However, what do you do when you're about to fall ...
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Reason for skates sputtering along ice instead of stopping?

I recently got my skates sharpened at SportChek and a couple days later I played hockey however whenever i tried to stop my skates would sputter along the ice and wouldnt dig in and spray up snow. I ...
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How do you create rotation in ice skating?

Skatingaheadofthecurve.com states It is especially important for skaters with competitive ambition to acquire good technique. Most skaters who have not made a sufficient adaptation to Free Skating ...
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How to work out single leg ice skating?

Some people say "wiggle", some "weaving", anyway, it is about skating on just one skate. I saw some videos how it looks like but only one video how to actually learn that move -- pity the video is ...
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Got new ice skates and instantly got much worse. Why/what should I do next?

I recently replaced a pair of very old, used figure skates with some inexpensive Bauer hockey skates because I heard those were better and I had the opportunity to go out on a skating "ribbon" while ...
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Preliminary drill for mohawk?

I have problems with doing mohawks. All I can do is a bit more than 90 degrees angle between my feet. When I am about to put the right foot it is a bit better -- maybe 125 degrees. Of course with ...
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How does the skate work in backwards, front crossovers?

You are going backwards, with constant crossovers done in front. See here: Hockey Powerskating / Edgework Circuit (by m2hockey). I tried to recreate that move (and I failed), I barely moved backwards. ...
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What's a twizzle?

My wife's made me watch a lot of ice dancing in the past, and have no recollection of any reference to a "twizzle". This year, it seems like it's standard jargon that any enthusiast should know. ...
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Figure Skating: Pair vs Single

It seems to me that every figure skater (in championship levels) specializes in just one of pair or single skating. Is that true? If yes, why? Is there such a great difference between them that no one ...
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How to skate backwards — for efficiency and speed

I saw quite a lot of tutorials about backward skating -- how to stop, start, turn, spin, crossover, crossunder, you name it. But no single tutorial show how to skate backwards in a "straight" line. ...