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Quadruple sheepskin coat, salchow and triple axel. What's new for Russian juniors learned over the summer
A detailed analysis of control rentals for students of Tutberidze, Panova and other trainers. In figure skating, the school year begins immediately with a test, in contrast to the comprehensive…

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Jump Axel
How much of this word! Especially when it comes to jumping in figure skating. Sometimes to win you need to make one single jump, and you are a champion! Today,…

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Samarin: I am glad that I managed to break into the top six skaters
Recently, Russian singles are the main hopes, discoveries and sensations in the world of figure skating. However, this season our men - Alexander Samarin and Dmitry Aliyev - also made…

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Salkhov, Oiler, Valley

Salchow. Usually the first jump for beginners. The approach from the arc back and forth, a push with the swing of the free leg around the body. Named after the Swedish skater Ulrich Salchow, who first performed this jump in 1909. In 1920, an American woman Teresa Veld jumped for the first time, but the judges decided that the jump was not suitable for the lady, because the skirt lifted above the knees. The fourth Salchow was first performed by Timothy Gable in 1998. And in 2002, the quadruple salchow performed by the skater Miki Ando became the only female quadruple in history.

Takeoff – running back to the left side, on the right foot backward – outward with the transition to the left Continue reading

Flip and axel

Flip. Translated from English – “click”. In English it is sometimes called “toe salchow,” that is, “dental salchow,” but this is not true. The closest to the denticular flip is the costal rittberger. There is also a version such as “linden” – an unintentional lutz erroneously executed instead of a flip.

Take-off – three forward-outward-backward-inward. After turning, the free arm and leg are retracted.
Push – an almost straight free leg stretches back behind the supporting leg, which is actively bent at the knee and ankle joints. While hitting the ice with the right foot, twisting the upper body counterclockwise begins. The left leg is the first to break away from the ice and is pulled to the right (let’s say a small swing Continue reading

Rittberger and Lutz

Rittberger, aka “loop jump”, or Loop in English. It differs in that it is performed almost without the swing of the free leg. It bears the name of the German skater Werner Rittberger. This jump is often used as a second jump in a cascade. Rittberger has varieties – an oiler and a valley.

The run-up is the “Rietberg triple” on the right foot back-out-front-inward with the transition to the left foot back-in, a wide step with the right foot to the side, the left leg is crossed in front of the right.
Push – pushing back and forth from the arc, a sharp short swing with the right hand counterclockwise, the left hand is pulled to the chest, let’s say a small swing with the free (left) foot Continue reading

Jump Axel

How much of this word! Especially when it comes to jumping in figure skating. Sometimes to win you need to make one single jump, and you are a champion! Today, and in future articles, the theme of figure skating jumps will be heard. As you know, there are jumps from the list – there are only six of them. These are jumps that have a certain value in points. They are divided into costal and dentate. And there are not jumps from the list that are evaluated in the program components. Starting from this article, every three to four days I will tell you about one jump, its phases and typical mistakes when learning an element. Well, interesting? Then let’s start! Continue reading

How to learn to skate

Ice skating is a great way to spend time with friends or family, free your head from unnecessary troubles and cheer up. Skates give the necessary load to all muscles, train speed and the ability to balance, control your own body, calculate your strength. You can learn to skate at any age, there would be a desire and perseverance.

The youngest age for ice skating is most often considered 3 years old, children are taken to sports training from 4 years old, since the kids are simply not able to withstand long classes. And the maximum simply does not exist. So if you are attracted by the white space of the skating rink, and you dream that you easily glide on skates, do not restrain the rush and start classes. Continue reading

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Vanessa James and Morgan Sipre skated their free hand at the 2019 World Team Championship in a single rush and won
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Legends of Russian figure skating
Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov. Two-time Olympic champions, four-time world and European champions, six-time USSR champions. It was Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov who became the founders of the wonderful…


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