Figure Skating For Dummies

Figure Skating For Dummies

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"Kristi Yamaguchi knows skating...Her experience and passion for the sport come through on each page." Dick Button, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist "Kristi truly explains it all ...from sit spins to death drops, from the kiss-and-cry area to center ice." Mark McDonald, Senior Olympic Correspondent, Dallas Morning News Covers Everything from Competitions to the Olympics and Beyond! Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Takes You for a Spin Through the World of Figure Skating!Distinguish a toe loop from a Lutz, an Axel, or a SalchowDiscover how skaters select their music, choreography, and costumesUnderstand the judging and scoring of the short and long programsSelect the best boots and skates for every budgetLocate a practice rink and coach to fit your needsGet into skating shape with tips from Kristi's Olympic training regimenUnderstand the differences between amateur and professional skatersKeep score at home or rinkside with the Figure Skating For Dummies Scoring System
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764550845
  • 9780764550843

About Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi won the hearts of fans across the globe when she won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games. As an amateur, Kristi won thirteen titles including two consecutive World Championships. American Skating World named her 1996 Skater of the Year and ESPN voted her the top female athlete among adult fans. Today, she travels throughout North America as a headliner in the Discover Stars on Ice tour. Kristi is also actively involved with the Always Dream Foundation, the American Lung Association, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. How to Use This Book. How This Book Is Organized. Part I: So You Want to Skate! Chapter 1: What Is Figure Skating? Chapter 2: The Right (And Best) Equipment. Chapter 3: Coaches, Coaches Everywhere! Chapter 4: A Training Plan. Part II: Skimming the Surface: The Elements of Figure Skating. Chapter 5: Just the Basics, Ma'am. Chapter 6: Let's Go for a Spin. Chapter 7: Jumping for Judges. Chapter 8: One if by Land, Two if by Pairs. Chapter 9: Bringing the Ballroom to the Ice. Part III: Sharpening the Edges: The Finer Points of Skating. Chapter 10: Putting the Program Together. Chapter 11: Skating to the Beat. Chapter 12: Smooth Moves. Part IV: Gliding into Competitive Skating. Chapter 13: "Amateurs" and "Pros". Chapter 14: The Lowdown on Competition. Chapter 15: The Mysteries of Judging Revealed. Chapter 16: Solving the Scoring Riddle. Chapter 17: Judging for Yourself. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Improve Your Skating. Chapter 19: Ten Best Conditioning Secrets. Chapter 20: Ten Things Every Parent Should Know. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Watching Competitive Skating. Chapter 22: Ten Greatest Skaters of All Time. Chapter 23: Ten Great Skating Web Sites. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: USFSA Test Requirements. Appendix B: The Compulsory Dances. Appendix C: Members of the International Skating Union. Appendix D: Skate Speak. Index. Book Registration Information.
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