The Complete Book of Figure Skating
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The Complete Book of Figure Skating

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This work provides proven technique instruction for more than 100 skills, presented progressively from beginning to advanced levels of expertise. It contains special training tips and teaching exercises to help skaters understand and master correct technique, plus information on creating and refining programmes, including tips on music, choreography and what judges look for in a programme.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 17.78mm | 680.38g
  • Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Human Kinetics
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • English
  • 173 Halftones, black and white; 15 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0736035486
  • 9780736035484
  • 178,065

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"Providing detailed explanations and helpful hints, The Complete Book of Figure Skating is the only book of its kind available and a valuable asset to any skater's library."Robin Cousins1980 Olympic gold medalist "This book is a true outlook on our wonderful sport of figure skating. It's an instructor's guide to every detail and an even better guide for those wanting to understand the technique behind the difficult moves of our sport. A thumbs-up to this great book!"Elizabeth Manley1988 Olympic and world silver medalistU.S. Open Professional championThree-time Canadian champion "Carole Shulman's knowledge is all-inclusive. As the PSA executive director, she has supervised all the aspects of coaching figure skating. I cannot think of a finer or more qualified person to write this book."Frank CarrollCoach of 4-time world champion Michelle KwanUnited States Olympic Committee 1997 National Coach of the Year "Carole Shulman has filled a void with a very comprehensive book on all aspects of figure skating. Now we have a textbook for the 21st century"Ron E. LudingtonDirector of Ice Skating Science Development CenterWorld and Olympic figure skating coachshow more

About Carol Schulman

A former elite competitive skater and a Master PSA instructor, Carole Shulman is presently the executive director of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) and the editor of The Professional Skater magazine. She also serves as a professional figure skating judge.As an amateur competitor Shulman won gold medals in figures, freestyle, and pairs from the U.S. Figure Skating Association. She holds a master rating in figure skating, freestyle, pairs, and group skating, as well as in program administration and choreography. She is now the master examiner for PSA accreditation exams.Shulman lives in Rochester, Minnesota, with her husband David. Her favorite leisure activities are downhill skiing, boating, and ballroom dancing.show more

Table of contents

Part I: EssentialsChapter 1: Skating FormsChapter 2: Skates and ApparelChapter 3: Skating FitnessPart II: TechniquesChapter 4: Basic Skating MovesChapter 5: Freestyle MovesChapter 6: Turns and FootworkChapter 7: SpinsChapter 8: Jumps Chapter 9: Pairs Part III: PerformancesChapter 10: Program Elements and ChoreographyChapter 11: Scoring, Judges, and Performance EvaluationAppendix: Code of Ethics for Coachesshow more

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