Resources to Help You
Stay Connected to Your Skaters
During these times of uncertainty, one thing is certain — we all miss the ice!
Skaters and coaches take to the ice for many reasons and to express many aspects of their being — emotion, strength, artistry and more — so when the ice isn't available, it's like a part of us is missing.
Skating lessons challenge skaters physically and mentally, and the one-on-one interactions with coaches sometimes transcend the sport into life lessons that carry into skaters' schools, homes and beyond.
With routines severely disrupted and the ice taken away at this time, it is especially important for coaches to stay connected to their students. One thing we can do is encourage skaters to participate in off-ice activities that complement their skating training while providing some much-needed structure to their days. These activities can include specific jump and spin technique exercises, general training in flexibility, strength and core stability, and even focusing on nutrition by finding and preparing healthy recipes!
Below are some off-ice resources to help you stay connected to your skaters and/or hockey players:
General Off-Ice Skating Exercises:
Birmingham Figure Skating Club off-ice training plan from Coach Emily Sanders
“Getting the Edge” by Choreographer Phillip Mills
Building Functional Balance for Figure Skaters
Figure Skating Workout: Train Like an Olympian
Ice Coach Online Tips to Improve Spirals
SofaBar Workout for Figure Skaters
Quick Off-Ice Warm-Up Routine from Coach Michelle Hong
Coach Mary Figure Skating Tutorials – Off-Ice Figure Skating Jumps
Sparkle Skater Off-Ice Spin Exercises
How to PIC Skate | Twizzle | Ice Dance
PIC Skate vs Figure Skating | Spins | Axel | Double Loop
Girls 4 Hockey Weekly Video Drills
How Connor McDavid Trains — Stickhandling Drills
Hockey Training.Com Videos
Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters
The Real-Life Diet of Adam Rippon
Michelle Kwan’s Instagram (cooking and exercise videos)
Brian Boitano’s Recipes (and cookbook)
Healthy Food Ideas for Hockey Players