Static Preparations

Summary Notes Ready Position (Half knee bend / Full knee bend distinction). Shins pushing into ankle straps, one hands width apart, weight on the balls of the feet. V position. Heels in, toes out at an angle of a perfect pizza slice, knees bend, centre edges of the...

Basic Movement

Summary Notes Static V steps into Ready Position (on the grass). Rolling V steps (fast tempo) into Ready Position (start with 3 steps, then 4 steps, then 5 steps etc). Continue the above increasing the number of steps consciously until you can do 10 skating steps...

Heel Brake Stop

[vimeo 140763365] Summary Notes Statics from Ready position: Scissor (70/30), Brake on, Sit down. Half Scissor rolling (from Ready Position). ¾ Scissor rolling (from Ready Position). Full Scissor rolling. Full Scissor with tap. Brake on gently slide to a slow stop....

A Frame Turn

Practice Exercise Summary: Ready position to rolling A Frame. A Frame with gentle alternate big toe push (right then left) – basic large slalom. A Frame Turn in one direction only until speed runs out. Slowly build up speed until you can roll all the way around a U...

Skating Faster

Practice Notes: The four main focus points throughout; 1. Lower knee bend. 2. Longer push to the side. 3. Slower cadence (tempo). 4. Straight ahead regroup (V disappearing over time). Continuous Scooting on each leg (high numbers like 10), both sides. Continuous...