How to Do a One‐Foot Glide in Figure Skating
A one-foot glide is a beginning skill in ice skating. It is important in learning other skills, such as edges.
- Glide on two feet. Once you get to your desired speed, stop stroking. Put your feet back together, and glide. Focus on keeping your center.
- Shift your weight to your skating foot. Shift your weight from two feet to the foot you will be skating on. Practice the one-foot glide on both feet.
- Lift your free leg. Lift your free leg somewhere between the ice and your knee. Do not drop the hip of your free leg. Do not lean forwards or backwards. Keep your skating leg straight.
Always consult a skating professional at your local ice rink.
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