Figure Skating: Championship Techniques

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1989 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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As a sport, an art, a fitness activity, nothing quite beats figure skating for excitement, grace, beauty, or fun. Now former U.S. Champion figure skater John Misha Petkevich shows how you can find your full potential as a figure skater no matter what your age or ability. The lavishly illustrated volume includes: Detailed instructional-photo sequences What to look for in skates, clothing, rinks, and instruction Getting started 6 basic turns that every figure skater should know 15 spins that you can master The keys to preforming 19 clasic figure skating jumps and splits
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
A Word of Thanks
12
For the Love of It
13
Some Preliminaries
17
Principles and Terminology
31
Body Positions
37
First Strides and Glides
43
Stroking and Crossovers
49
Basic Spins
135
Flying Spins
157
Combination Spins
177
Jumps General Principles and Positions
193
Edge Jumps
199
Toe Jumps
237
Splits and Stags
265
Jump Combinations
271

PushOffs and Edges
67
Turns
85
Stopping and Falling
119
Spins General Principles and Positions
127
Pairs and Ice Dancing
275
The ProgramThe Great Skater
285
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John Misha Petkevich was the United States and North American Men's Singles Figure Skating Champion in 1971 and the World University Games Champion in 1972. Widely considered one of figure skating's "great," he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team in 1968 and 1972, and has served as expert analysis in figure skating for NBC, CBS, and ESPN.

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