How To Spin On Ice
How To Spin On Ice
VideoJug brings you step-by-step instructions on a basic ice skating spin. It will add flash to your routine.
So, a trick we're going to learn now is just a basic spin on two feet. You sort of learn this roughly about two or three months of actually stepping foot onto the ice, something that a bit of flash people like to show off with when they first step onto the ice, anyway. But I'm going to show you the proper technique of doing it.
Very, very important to make sure you have your weight and center of gravity over skates, okay. It's all about using your muscles and pulling in tight. The tighter you pull in, the faster you'll spin.
So, we're going to attempt this on two feet. Starting off in the first position, getting a wind up, you're going to start off with your left. If you're right handed, you're going to rotate around to your left.
If you're left handed, your natural rotation is around to your right. Okay. So, I'm actually left handed but for demonstration purposes, I'm going to do it around to my left as a right handed person.
Start off with your left toe in the ice, left leg bent so your weight is over that left foot. Okay. You're going to bring your arms in that position there, going towards your right.
You rotate once halfway around to your left, around to your right again, and then around to your left. Around to your right. Around to your left.
The more you do that, the more effort you put into it, you'll start to feel your body rotating, okay. So, once you try that, we'll go then. Move on to the next stage where it actually comes to pulling in.
Usually do it for two or three times, that build up, so you go one, two, three. You bend your knees, you rise up, you pull. Squeeze your legs in together, which again, will pick up that rotation.
I'll show you again slowly. You go one, two, three, bend, rise up and pull in. And then, rotate around, okay.
Let me demonstrate for you. How bringing your arms in tighter picks up that speed of rotation. One, two, three.
I'll leave my arms out. And then, as soon as I pull them in, hopefully, you will see the rotation pick up speed. And that's how to do a basic two-footed ice skating spin. .