Figure Skating: Championship Techniques

Figure Skating: Championship Techniques

Paperback Sports Illustrated Winners Circle Books

By (author) John Misha Petkevich, Illustrated by Heinz Kluetmeier

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  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 179mm x 231mm x 18mm | 549g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1989
  • ISBN 10: 1568000707
  • ISBN 13: 9781568000701
  • Illustrations note: d.Ill.
  • Sales rank: 429,526

Product description

As a sport, an art, a fitness activity, nothing quite beats figure skating for excitement, grace, beauty, or fun. Now former U.S. Champion figure skater John Misha Petkevich shows how you can find your full potential as a figure skater no matter what your age or ability. The lavishly illustrated volume includes: Detailed instructional-photo sequences What to look for in skates, clothing, rinks, and instruction Getting started 6 basic turns that every figure skater should know 15 spins that you can master The keys to preforming 19 clasic figure skating jumps and splits

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John Misha Petkevich was the United States and North American Men's Singles Figure Skating Champion in 1971 and the World University Games Champion in 1972. Widely considered one of figure skating's "great," he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team in 1968 and 1972, and has served as expert analysis in figure skating for NBC, CBS, and ESPN.