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Ice Skating : Steps to Success - Karin Kunzle-Watson

Paperback Published: 1st October 1995
ISBN: 9780873226691
Number Of Pages: 168
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

Industry Reviews

""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."" Brian Boitano Five-time Professional World Champion, Two-time World Champion, Gold Medalist, 1988 Olympics

The Steps to Success Staircase
The Sport of Ice Skating
Evolution of the Ice Skate
The Myth of Weak Ankles
Falling and Getting Up
Warm-Up and Cool-Down
Ice Skating Equipment
Ice Skates and Their Care
Protective Gear
Proper Skating Posture: Developing Balance
Push and Glide: Moving Ahead
Forward Stops: Slowing Down
Forward Skating and Stopping: Gaining Confidence
Backward Skating and Stopping: Doubling Your Options
Forward Stroking: Pushing for Power
Forward Crossovers: Stroking on a Curve
Two-Foot Turns and Mohawks: Controlling Rotation
Backward Crossovers: Gaining Speed on a Curve
Swingrolls and Advanced Edges: Improving Edge Control
Three-Turns: Changing Direction and Edges
Style and Efficiency: Rating Your Skating Progress
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780873226691
ISBN-10: 0873226690
Series: Sts (Steps to Success Activity
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 22.71  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.48

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