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How to Center a Spin

When I teach skating, one of the most popular questions is, “How do I center my spin?” It’s a difficult achievement but an important one. Here’s why. If you can center your spin, you won’t be nearly as dizzy as when you spin moving across the ice, also called ‘traveling’. Additionally, a centered spin turns [...]

You Spin Me Round

A reader sent me this question: "I have a question about spins…how in the world do skaters do them and not get dizzy?  I know how dancers do it but it doesn't look like skaters 'spot'.  I've always wanted to know this!" Indeed, skaters don't 'spot' like dancers do. Believe it or not, there's no [...]