I’m super new to figure skating, I started my first lessons last winter [but missed a solid few lessons in the beginnings ‘cause of panic attacks😅] with my sister in a low-level group setting. Technically, we’re with SkateCanada but... kinda not? Anyways, in class, I learned some basics; waltz jump, basic spin, slaloms, etc, basically what you could teach a group of 11-year olds with 50 minutes a week.
Now, myself (F16) being 5 years older than all my sister’s school friends also in the class, I’m super enthusiastic and took up yoga to help with flexibility.
Now that the class is over and I have to wait ‘til October for them to start up again, I’ve been practicing off-ice jumps. I can reliably land a single axel and a double toe loop, but the videos I watch online of the other jumps kinda make no sense.
I’ve also ordered some Snow White inlines to scratch the itch of not getting to skate for 4-5 months, and I’ve started trying to get a camel spin on my spin board.
I really wanna be able to excel when the season starts up again and more than anything, I’m falling hard for figure skating. What can I do to practice for next winter?
I don't know that much about figure skating, it catches my attention every few years. I do know those little Russian girls are doing quads now, and that quintuple jumps are pretty much physically impossible, male or female. But what about in pairs? Women were doing throw quads before the little Russian girls started doing them in singles - is a throw quint in the realm of possibility?
In general, I believe bobby pins are frowned upon in figure skating because of the risk of them falling out onto the ice and causing issues when someone skates over it. So how do skaters with really long hair (such as Alexandra Trusova) get their hair to stay in a bun when they’re doing all kinds of triple and quad jumps? It never knocks their hair loose.
Hi! I don’t often post on reddit but I figured I could get some help/advice from this community :)
I used to figure skate competitively in Canada (for about 15 years) and made it to the Novice level (2 axels / starting triples). I stopped entirely three years ago because of an injury and to focus more on my studies.
Recently, my university decided to start a figure skating club and I’ve realized just how much I miss this incredible sport. I want to join the school’s team and in order to do this, I would have to re-learn my jumps and spins up to a double-lutz-ish level.
I’m moderately in shape at the moment - I dabbled into long-distance running and did a half-marathon recently. If I were to go back into the sport, it likely would be without coaching (or at least much less intense than what I was used to). A problem that I might foresee is that I get scared of falling hard / being uncomfortable on the ice / not skating as well as before because of my past injury and psych myself out of a jump/element.
I was wondering what tips for training/recommendations/opinions you would have on this and if you think joining a team after not skating for three years is feasible.