The Perfect Figure Skating SpinMay 11, 2015
Figure Skating Spin: The Basics
Have you ever watched a world class figure skater do an amazing spin and thought “I want to do that!”- but you don’t know how to get started. The skating experts at Aviator Sports can help. If you follow our instructions, you’ll be doing a figure skating spin like a gold medalist in no time!
The Step by Step Process
We’re going to explain how to do the classic two-ft. spin. To do a two-ft. spin, first be sure to start with good posture. Position your feet so they are parallel, bend your knees slightly, keep your upper-torso straight, and your chin upright.
Once you have your posture just right, place with your hands in front of your body, as if wrapped around a big, invisible beach ball. Move the ball to one side, and as you make the rotations, gradually lower your palms and pull your hands in. Try to do a couple counter-clockwise rotations with both feet on the ground. If you bein to feel that you’re going lose your balance, loosen your hands to steady yourself.
If you are interested in giving a one-ft. spin a try, check out our video. Tips on how to do that spin and further skating information are in the video.
Ready to Take it to the next level?
Now that you know the process behind the perfect spin, are you ready to give it a try? Come test out your new figure skating spin at Aviator Sports and Events Center – we have the best ice skating rink in all of New York City. Want to learn more cool moves? Try our skating lessons and receive training from our incredible team of figure skating instructors. You can also join us for family fun events and other sporting programs.