The Essential Figure Skater

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Lyons Press, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 199 pages
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Two former competitive-skaters-turned-teachers team up with one mental training coach to provide friendly, klutz-proof instruction for the beginner and beyond, including sections on how to stop and how to fall; basic maneuver; beginning freestyle; clothing and equipment; finding a coach, competition, and testing; ice dance, precision team skating, and compulsory figures; mental preparation for all levels; and much more. Also included is a chapter dedicated to figure skating as a spectator sport. "The Essential Figure Skater" is an indispensable handbook that will have even first-time skaters up on their feet and circling the ice in no time.

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This book was written by a trio consisting of an experienced coach, a competitor, and a mental training coach. Figure skating at its advanced level is a sport demanding nerves of steel, so mental ... Read full review

Contents

Getting Started
1
Ice Time
13
Onward
29
Thrills Chills and More Basic Skills
39
Freestyle
51
Group Lessons and Private Instruction
81
Mental Preparation
97
Ice Etiquette
105
Competition
129
Mental Tips for Competition
147
OffIce Training
157
As a Spectator
165
Where To Now?
179
Glossary
187
Related FigureSkating Words Terms and Phrases
195
Index
197

Additional Skating Disciplines
109
Testing
123
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