Sun, 18 May 2014 00:06:49 +00002014-05-18T00:06:49Z
Fri, 16 May 2014 18:12:37 +00002014-05-16T18:12:37Z
When I was a child, I had the privilege of training in Squaw Valley, California every summer with Canadian figure skating champion Karen Magnussen. She was so nice! Magnussen went on to win a silver medal in 1972 at the Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan and in 1973, she won the world figure skating title....
Wed, 14 May 2014 21:01:26 +00002014-05-14T21:01:26Z
In 1990, compulsory figures were taken completely out of international figure skating competitions. Some people say that Trixi Schuba's Olympic figure skating win in 1972 began the movement to eliminate compulsory figures from figure skating. ...read more...
Mon, 12 May 2014 21:41:26 +00002014-05-12T21:41:26Z
Recently, I "attempted" to teach Israeli Dancing on ice skates. I discovered that back wiggling on skates added a fun dimension to that project! Almost all new ice skaters can usually do a short back wiggle on the ice. ...read more...
Thu, 08 May 2014 17:35:53 +00002014-05-08T17:35:53Z
Popping a jump at a figure skating competition is one of the worst things a skater can do. Falling gets more points than popping. ...read more
Mon, 05 May 2014 19:47:00 +00002014-05-05T19:47:00Z
Thu, 01 May 2014 15:47:40 +00002014-05-01T15:47:40Z
Those new to figure skating may need to do some leg and core exercises on the ice and off the ice as they work towards mastering the sit spin...read more
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:02:27 +00002014-04-24T22:02:27Z
The 1982 production, The Snow Queen: A Skating Ballet, is and was a beautiful and timeless classic. Some of the skaters in the production include Olympic figure skating champion John Curry and Olympic bronze medalist Janet Lynn....
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:40:19 +00002014-04-22T16:40:19Z
Kellen Johnson is the 2014 US Intermediate Men's Figure Skating Champion. He is passionate about figure skating and his passion for the sport shows up in everything he does.
Recently, Johnson was asked to write a poem for a school project and decided to write about his love of figure skating. Kellen's poem describes the joy ice skating brings to every figure skater's life, so I asked his parents and coach, Tom Zakrajsek, for permission to share it with my About.com Figure Skating readers. I've given the poem a Five Star rating. Read it, enjoy, and write your own poem about skating!...
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:36:20 +00002014-04-13T00:36:20Z
Don't ever forget that ice skating is fun! ...read more