Blog: Training for Figure Skating

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  • 6 Tips to Prevent Overtraining in Figure Skating

    May 16, 2013

    We all want to be the best we can be, and training is an important part of reaching our skating goals. Just as important as the time we devote on the ice is getting enough rest. Without giving your body the proper time to recuperate after a session on the ice, figure skaters can run […]

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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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  • Cell Phones

    Figure Skating Apps

    March 22, 2012

    Figure skaters and coaches have a new way to enhance learning and skills—in the form of an app! When paired with formal instruction like group classes or private lessons, mobile apps are a handy tool to help skaters track progress and gain additional on-ice (and off-ice) training tips. Apps are a great way to complement […]

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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: Eating for Energy

    May 20, 2009

    Do you ever feel tired before you even step on the ice? Are there times when you just don’t have the energy to skate your best? The food you eat might be the reason. Eating well plays an important role in your success as a figure skater, giving your body and mind the energy needed […]

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