Advanced Figure Skating Moves : One-Foot Spins 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
Now I will teach you how to do “One Foot Spin”. This way I will bring my arms the
same way I did on the two foot spin. Now I’m going to put one foot on the toe pick, this
is going to be my pushing foot. I’m going to extend my arms, swing with them, I’m
going to push off of the ice and bring my foot up. You can do the same thing with the
other foot, keep in mind that your balance needs to be set right on the spinning foot
all the time. Now to do my spin on the other foot, I need to keep my arms in the opposite
direction, now my right arm is in front and my left arm is in the back. I swing and stop.
We’ll be right back.

73 thoughts on “Advanced Figure Skating Moves : One-Foot Spins in Ice Skating”

  1. Wow thankyou for all these great videos, I'm trying to teach myself these things and these videos have helped a lot, thankyou! Hope you will be able to post some more difficult spins and even some jumps?

  2. haha….yeah i suppose it seems basic if your an experienced skater – i mean ive been skating for years now and i do remember the terror back when i couldnt skate…this stuff did seem intense at the time lol!

  3. i dont think she was leaving that comment for other people who watch the video….she left the comment for the people who actually uploaded the video….

  4. wtf is he teaching??? spinning the other way??? skaters ONLY spin in one direction and why is he teaching them to skate in two. Yes, there is a back spin, but it's same direction..just different leg. the only one reaons to allow to spin other way..if lefty

  5. I am on basic 5 and I still haven't learned a one foot spin. I heard that it was on the test though. I am bad at spins, this was helpful, so thanks!

  6. i can so that, but can you do it starting from back crossovers?!!?! huh? I CAN!!! But just because i can do it, doesn't mean I'm an expert at it…. but this is a good tutorial…

  7. you know what spins are hard at first because you blade doesn't want to spin. before you start spinning you know get a feel for the movement of the blade and you can practice spinning by holding the wall and pushing off and if you feel like your going to fall get ahold of the wall

  8. this guy's much better at explaining things than the girl who does the jumps. he tells you exactly what you need to do.

  9. It isn't on the test for basic 5; it's on the test for basic 8. I just passed basic 7; I hope you pass too. Good Luck.

  10. thats strange… in chicago, its tots, pre alpha, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, freestyle 1, freestyle 2, freestyle 3, freestyle 4, freestyle 5, freestyle 6, opening number

  11. that's really weird. I haven't heard anything about tots ,pre alpha, alpha, etc. This is Washington though…What level R U on??

  12. He is correct, the one-foot spin is first taught from standing still, next it is taught from a T-push. Back crossovers are more advanced and not taught until later, when the skater has the basic concept of the one-foot spin mastered.

  13. It's because Figures8erA10's rink uses USFS(United States Figure Skating).
    Your rink uses ISI(Ice Skating Institute).
    The place where I go in New Jersey, first used ISI, and then changed to USFS.

  14. hes ok… but he does not have good balance at all.. and hes very stiff.. you need to be light and relaxed . ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Dmitri, thank you very much!!
    I had took figure skating for 1 year ( a 30 mins lesson per week), i still cannot do a prefect simple jump.
    i think the reason is im too late to learn figure skating. i took my first skating lesson when i was 22. i scared of jump.
    i really tried my best, but i still cannot jump.

  16. I think that this spin isn't very good. If u spin only this much, then u are usually bound to be last. I dont like this spin. I think that the scratch spin is better

  17. Don't let that go to your head… a lot of young athletes get "passed" by other athletes as they get better. Think of it like this: Some babies learn to walk much earlier than others, but almost learn to walk, and run, and jump eventually! You have to keep training hard if you want to stay on top – if you don't, you will lose your edge!

  18. @TeAmo0815 That is so true. The rinks are indoors. It's no different. Tanning is outdoors you can't control the outdoor whether.

  19. @TDSBStopBullying Your point is? Anyone can skate, they just need to practice, you don't need to brag because someone else is probably going to be better than you.

  20. good. but an easier way to do it is to just start doing a two-foot spin with your arms out, then lift up your leg and bring them in.

  21. good. but an easier way to do it is to just start doing a two-foot spin with your arms out, then lift up your leg and bring your arms in.

  22. @sassyqueen321 i know. when u compete u have to do a one foot spin from back crossovers. but when u just start, its easier to do it the other way.

  23. @sassyqueen321 o… then i probably shouldn't be talking to u, cuz i'm guessing that ur an adult.

  24. @sassyqueen321 i have a couple friends that are around 50. but that is only cuz they r my mom's friends. most of my frieds are my age (11-12) and i have a few that are 13-14.

  25. haha I always think that he is saying "pint-sized arena" & it throws me off!!! (Like is it small or something?) This video has good tips even though I can do a double toe loop and a biellman spin & i'm 11. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I am not wrong at all. Yo DO only spin one way (either the righty way or the left way). If you are ambidextrous, you can spin both, but like you said, you will end up choosing and spinning in one direction. If a skater continues to spin both way, it can end up destroying the skater's fundamental skills. Most skaters are NOT ambidextrous. Initially, skaters do both direction to see which is more comfortable, but end up choosing one direction immediately, however you shouldn't practice both.

  27. Secondly, please do not tell me to "get a clue." You have been skating for only three months while I have been skating for over twelve years. I'm pretty sure that I know the fundamental skills like "spinning on one leg." And even though you are ambidextrous, you spin both ways merely to experiment your stronger side. Once you've decided, whichever side you end up choosing, you will only spin one way.

  28. my "wtf" is not directed at a specific individual (merely at the video/ideology in which that man is teaching) while your "get a clue" is specifically directed at me, which is very rude. You being ambidextrous deals with a variety of things (eating, throwing a ball etc), meanwhile skating is a specific skill. And I have personally experience "spinning the other way" myself.

  29. I accidentally copied a lefty skater's waltz jump when I first started and it felt horribly wrong, but I kept on doing it. A week later, I had my lesson (public at that time) and the teacher looked at me and immediately thought i was a lefty. I told her that I was a righty and she made me try the other direction. The waltz jump felt a lot better, but I kept on doing many things the lefty way (position of hands, legs etc). Luckily, it was only 1 week of dmg, so only 2 hours of lessons undid that

  30. However, if a skater continues to skate both ways, at a higher level (doing harder spins-camel, sit, or harder jumps-axels or doubles), it can be detrimental and catastrophic of a skater enters a jump the righty way, but positions him/herself the lefty way (aka they are easily mixed up). At a lower level, you can't really tell the difference (or mixing it up won't be a big deal), but as you move up, you will eventually pick a side and stick with it.

  31. Most skaters are counter clockwise, but some skaters (like myself) skate clockwise. It all depends on what your natural rotating direction is.

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