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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 [...]

Help, Canada Needs a Spin Doctor

Will someone please get our Senior women a spin doctor!  With the exception of Joannie Rochette’s solid spins, the spinning in last weekend’s Nationals was appalling. In an effort to pick-up more points in the new scoring system skaters are inserting more positions into their spins. It sounds like a good idea, but their basic [...]