Video Tutorial: Do you use Parallel Turns to slow down and stop?

This video tutorial using a real student gives a quick summary of how to use consecutive Parallel Turns to slow down and then stop. Some of the common problems you might make with this skill are highlighted and fixed, allowing you to benefit directly from “real student problems”.

At higher speeds this method still works very well but will need several more turns to cut the speed before doing the final tight turn at the end to stop. You cannot (and should not) attempt the final turn when your speed is too high.

This stopping method does need some lateral space (i.e. it can’t be done in a straight line) so take care if there are other skaters beside you or directly behind you.

Hope this helps your skating, slowing down and of course stopping (without which you may be putting yourself at risk every time you skate).