Figure Skating By Bria Grade 4L
Figure Skating • a sporting event • individuals, mixed couples, or groups • perform spins, jumps, and other ice skating "moves" • often skate to music • Figure skating competitions : • The World Championships, and the Winter Olympics.
History of Skating • has been around for hundreds of years. • Skates were bones to their feet to glide across frozen rivers. • Years later, iron and steel blades were then used and skating became a sport.
Skating Styles • Pairs – two people skating together which includes lifts, throws and side-by-side jumps and spins. • Singles - a skater performs a routine that lasts from 1 to 4-1/2 minutes. The routine is made up of jumps, spins, etc., and is usually skated to music. • Synchronized – skating involving more than twelve skaters performing a routine as one unit.
Skating Tricks Triple Axel Triple Loop Triple Lutz Triple Sow cow
Skating Terms • AXELS – Requires excellent balance and strength. This jump takes off forward off your left foot (outside edge), rotates one and a half times (540 degrees), and lands on your right foot (outside edge) going backwards. • CAMEL SPIN — Skater uses his/her free leg, extended in the air in a position parallel to the ice. The body remains in this "spiral" position while spinning. • CROSSOVERS —Skaters cross one foot over the other in order to gain speed. There are forward and backward crossovers. • EDGES — The two sides of the skate blade .There is an inside edge — the edge on the inner side of the leg — and an outside edge — that on the outer side of the leg. There is a forward and backward for each edge, equaling four different edges . • MOHAWK — A turn from forward to backward (or backward to forward), from one foot to the other, each edge forming parts of the same curve. • SALCHOW — A jump taken off from the back inside edge of one foot and landed on the back outside edge of the other foot. • SPIRAL — Skater skates a straight line while extending his or her non-skating leg behind them into the air during a long glide. • TOE LOOP — A toe-pick assisted jump that takes off and lands on the same back outside edge.
Bibliography • Websites: www.skatefaq.com www.skatecanada.ca www.soyouwanna.com • http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q= • Book: Figure Skating School by Peter Morrissey and James Youra