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Posts tagged Spins

What’s in the Swiss Spinners Special Sauce?

The dynasty of great Swiss spinners is something of a figure skating mystery. It started with 1991 World champion Denise Biellman, the flexy namesake of the ever-popular heel-over-head spin pictured here. Trivia point: The Biellman spin is the only spin named after a figure skater. Then came Natalie Kreig followed by Lucinda Ruh. If you [...]

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 [...]