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Now there's a masterfully written guide that shows beginning and recreational skaters the fundamental skills of ice skating.
In Ice Skating: Steps to Success, Karin Kunzle-Watson--nine-time Swiss National Champion, former Professional World Champion, and one of skating's best instructors--shares with readers the steps that she and many of her students learned on their way to becoming elite competitive skaters.
Most instruction books available on ice skating tend to focus on advanced jumps or spins, assuming the reader will learn the basics through professional instruction. Ice Skating: Steps to Success, however, covers fundamental skills in a way that's easy to understand and apply. Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Series, this book includes 11 steps (chapters) that progress from basic to intermediate skills. It features over 300 illustrations that make it possible to learn proper form and technique. Readers will learn how to:
- attain the posture and control required for basic skills;- use standard methods of gaining forward and backward speed;- execute four different methods of stopping;- fall properly and get up easily;- change direction without loss of control; and- control the skate edges in order to prepare for advanced maneuvers, including jumps, spins, and footwork.
With Ice Skating: Steps to Success, beginning and recreational skaters will develop a solid foundation of skills to help them gain confidence in their abilities and enjoy the sport more.
A guide to ice skating which shows beginners and recreational skaters the fundamental skills of the sport. Karin Kuenzle-Watson, a Swiss National Champion, shows readers the steps she and her students learned to become competitive skaters. The book progresses from basic to intermediate skills.
In Ice Skating: Steps to Success, Karin Kunzle-Watson - nine-time Swiss National Champion, former Professional World Champion, and one of skating's best instructors - shares the learning sequence that she and many of her students used to become elite skaters. Karin's unique insights along with over 300 detailed illustrations make this guide your best source for learning proper form and technique. The 50 drills in the book come with performance goals and a list of key points to remember when performing each of them, and many of them include instructions for increasing or decreasing their level of difficulty. Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Activity Series, this book will help improve your skating knowledge and performance on your way to becoming a confident and capable skater.
Expert instruction for ice skating fundamentals