Off-Ice Lessons

To become a successful competitor in figure skating today, skaters must perform complex athletic and technical skills, requiring an exceptionally high level of strength, endurance, balance, control of movement, and overall body control. Each skater prepares their body for on-ice training through off-ice exercises, focusing on strength, coordination, balance, agility, flexibility, and explosiveness.

Figure skating is a complex sport. To achieve top results, a skater must master fundamentals from various disciplines such as athletics, gymnastics, ballet, dance, etc.

When a child with good physical predispositions and genetics engages in all of these activities from an early age, success is guaranteed.

It is crucial to start with coordination exercises early on because every movement on the ice requires the involvement of all parts of the body, ensuring that the legs, arms, head, and torso do not perform the same motion.

Each movement carries its own weight, as the skater glides on the edge of their skate. These exercises include all types of coordination drills.

Figure skating is a jumping sport, which is why plyometrics is an integral part of every warm-up and training session.

Plyometric exercises include jumps over hurdles, stair jumps, and rope jumps.

A jump is never high enough, and the flight phase should always be long enough; therefore, there is always a focus on increasing jump height and flight duration.

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