3 Off-Ice Jump Drills For Figure Skaters
Welcome skaters! Let’s jump in the snow
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3 “bunny hop” jumps into an open air position. Hold position until completely steady (3-5 seconds), then check out into landing position with 3 hops
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Landing position tip: keep control over landing side: upright posture, level arms, slight bend in skating knee, and controlled free leg
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Back spin to hold, repeat 3 times into open air position followed by landing check out
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Make sure you’re holding your open air position until you have control over your landing leg (and if you slip in the snow, don’t worry)
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3 single rotations followed by single rotation into open air position and landing check out
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For more advanced : add double or triple rotations
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“Open Air Loop” position helps build balance and strength over landing side
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