Advanced Figure Skating Moves : Forward Crossovers in Ice Skating

Advanced Figure Skating Moves : Forward Crossovers in Ice Skating


Hello my name is Dmitri Olympiev and I teach
at Pines Ice Arena in Pembroke, Florida. You can reach us on the web at www.www.pinesicearena.com.
Now the next exercise I’m going to show you will teach us how to glide around the
circle fast. For that I’m going to get in the circle, notice how I put my arms, they’re
not straight anymore, they’re twisted it will help us to go around the circle. I’m
going to sit down, push, stay on one foot, cross my foot over and then put it back. By practicing you can develop quite a bit
of speed, this move is called “Forward Crossover”. We’ll be right back.

Antonio Breitenberg

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28 thoughts on “Advanced Figure Skating Moves : Forward Crossovers in Ice Skating

  1. nolongerangel says:

    THANK YOU!! I always wonder how the pros do it..you broke the steps down and made it look so simple!

  2. andreaAangel says:

    I would just like to say…great! Thanks. Now I can try it.

  3. madpsintst says:

    Thanks for the sk8ing tips!

  4. Enoch X. says:

    maybe you need to develop a strong Left outside edge, because when you are crossing over, you are essentially leaning on the left foot and gliding on its outside edge.
    To practice left outside edge, just trace around circle counterclockwise on the left foot only.

  5. AwardUTube says:

    Definitely not.

  6. AwardUTube says:

    Try experimenting with the region that you're putting the weight on your left-skate. Like, see for yourself whether you're putting the weight toward the front of your skate, or the middle of your skate, or toward the rear of your skate…..the left-skate that is. Maybe you can shift the weight toward the rear of the skate. Or check whether your blades are sharp. Dull blades can slip, that's for sure.

  7. AwardUTube says:

    And if your blades are sharp, then don't worry too much if you find that you're slipping…because the more you skate, you'll inevitably get better with skating, and will know how to use your outside edges for going around in a circle. Also, remember that if you go around a circle in a counter-clockwise direction, the sharpest turns are actually done with most of the weight on the rear-outside edge of your LEFT-skate (not your RIGHT-skate)…which many novice skaters don't often realise.

  8. Dinah Bazer says:

    Do not lean back or forward. Keep your knees down. Stretch your leading arm strongly forward and slightly downward. Stretch your trailing arm back and slightly upward. Do not straighten either knee as you cross the free foot over. Instead, think of lowering your body onto that bent knee. There should be no up/down and no forward/back motion at all.

  9. HappyPenguin229 says:

    I can't think of anyway other than what you said so you may just have to buy a new pair and pack the big ones away and save them till you it them or are a size larger the maybe thicker socks will work.

  10. Mariam Latif says:

    I think this is hard

  11. gnapper93 says:

    i can't seem to make the outside edge dig into the ice when i try to do the crossovers, so i slip…canyone can help?

  12. GoneToHelenBach says:

    gnapper93, if your blade is slipping on the ice then the most likely cause is a dull blade. Are you using hire-skates or do you have your own? Hire-skates are rarely sharp enough and are really quite unsafe most of the time. If you have your own skates then get them sharpened, if you don't have your own then I recommend you buy some… you won't regret it.
    Good luck.

  13. gnapper93 says:

    Oh, so thats the problem. I'm actually using hire-skates. Seems like I have to get my own pair. Thanks a lot.

  14. Gabriel Uy says:

    @lucy i wnat your babies, i can do u corkscrew maybe salchow ur ass and we can do some sit spins 8D

  15. robobass says:

    yeah … i was lucky enough to get mine from america years ago for only around ..40 bucks lol! .. here in australia the cheapest skates start at around 200 bucks…

  16. Alina Shatkovskaya says:

    It IS a basic move, but I guess it's advanced for those who skate for like the first time in their life

  17. Hannah K says:

    I wish this guy was my coach!! You rock!! ;D

  18. triinz says:

    I so wanna start ice skating after watching this.. He makes it look so easy and funny!

  19. Kayla Maki says:

    Drop your pinkies(:

  20. jungle jim says:

    ok forget the "Advanced " part thats what this series is called..so big deal..get over it.. …watch his feet and listen to what he is telling you..He's a great coach… and some of you could learn alot from him…

  21. seiriyu15 says:

    @Abstir010
    then WHY are you watching this? get a life. No one probably cares that you could do that in real life so you come here to find solace? loser

  22. Bkbonez Titan says:

    ohhhhhh, thats how you do it, my friends were trying to teach me this but i fail. but thanks, now i know the proper way do this. my friends show me and tell me where my feet should go where. now ill find out tomorrow when i go ice skating 🙂

  23. Fick- Logik says:

    i had my first lesson today and i think we are doing crossovers in a few weeks 🙂 i am confident at skating and i have good balance because i did gymnastics for about 9 years .. 🙂

  24. Kailey says:

    Okay, when you guys are learning crossovers, its better/easier to do a pump, instead of 'pushing off'.

  25. TheGreatLaugher says:

    You're so much better than my real coach who doesn't pay the slightest attention to me. Thank you so much! I'm excited for practice now!

  26. ddotblog says:

    Thank you! Good lessons

  27. TheBluesFlame says:

    Make it look so damn easy man.

  28. wayne39 says:

    I struggle once I have crossed over with the push. I tend to toe push rather than push out with the whole of the blade. Backwards I find I'm a lot better which seems odd

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