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  • 4 Off-ice Training Tips for the Off-season

    May 9, 2013

    It’s the “off season” in the figure skating world, a time where skaters can relax and enjoy the summer…while enthusiastically planning for next season. Many of us can’t get to the rink as often as we would like during the summer. Thankfully there is a variety of off-ice training exercises that can help keep you […]

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    Make the Most of Your Time Off the Ice

    June 7, 2010

    For figure skaters, off ice training can be just as important as your time on the ice. Of course, you want to spend as much time as possible on the ice mastering cross overs, but incorporating cross training (or off ice training) helps maintain a high level of overall fitness that will benefit your skating. […]

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  • Upper Body Strength for Figure Skaters

    July 15, 2009

    Although many skaters concentrate on their legs, the upper body is also very important to skating a good program. Upper body strength promotes good spinning and jumping techniques and contributes to the overall power of a program. Find a few strengthening exercises that work for you. Lifting free weights is typically the most effective technique. […]

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  • Ice Skate Training: Work on Endurance

    June 24, 2009

    A 4-minute free skate can take a lot out of a skater, so endurance is key to a strong program. Be sure to stay strong and concentrate so that you have productive practice sessions. When practicing, always continue to skate after your program is complete. Also, workouts on a stationary bike or treadmill or running […]

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  • Consistent Conditioning for Ice Skaters

    June 3, 2009

    Although it can be hard for a beginning skater, try to maintain a consistent conditioning program. Doing so will almost certainly help you to perform better in competition. The program you choose should work on your weaknesses and build on your strengths to steadily build your fitness in all areas. But don’t overdo it—you should […]

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  • Ice Skate Training: Work on Flexibility

    May 13, 2009

    Skating is demanding on your muscles and joints. Make sure you are properly stretched and that you continually work on flexibility. Doing so helps to lengthen both the muscles and tendons, which in turn allows your limbs a greater range of movement. This is very important in the prevention of muscle and tendon injuries, and […]

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