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.
""With the help of Karin Kunzle-Watson and Stephen J. DeArmond, thousands of people who never skated before can now find their way in this beautiful, though technically difficult, sport. Read it and try it, have fun, get your body physically involved and your mind mentally working. Have this book with you on every practice.""
Tamara Moskvina, PhD
Olympic figure skating coach
""This book has a lot to offer someone who wants to learn the basics of ice skating.""
Five-time Professional World Champion, Two-time World Champion, Gold Medalist, 1988 Olympics
Series: Sts (Steps to Success Activity
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st October 1995
Publisher: HUMAN KINETICS PUB INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 22.71
Weight (kg): 0.48