My practice session on 25 Feb 2013
Still working on getting back into skating. This was quite a "spins day" because I woke up with a sore back. Felt better after stretching, but didn't feel like taking the impact of jumps.
The February issue of "The Play Times" (an online publication by the Singapore Sports Council) features an article titled "Learn to Skate with Singapore's Ice Princess".
Two videos show the basics of skating, as well as some simple figure skating moves. Here is the first video, "Ice Skating Basics with Lea Ong":
Read the full article on singaporesports.sg
Cute, but in her demonstrations, she also displays an example of what NOT to do - toe pushing. For those of you who don't know what "toe pushing" is, just take note of how she pushes off with her toe when she starts to move for the two foot glide, swizzles and snowplow stop. Pushes on stroking must be from the side of the blade, not the toe.
That said, her skating in the second video, "Figure Skating for Beginners" (below) is just fine. So, my point is, always skate properly whether you are doing "basic" or "advanced" elements.
The Equatorial Curling Club is a local curling club which was very active during the days when Fuji Ice Palace was in operation. After a couple of years' hiatus, they have now started curling at The Rink @ Jcube. Join them to learn about this interesting sport!
Their next session will be on 10th Feb, 1730-1900. The cost will be $50 and goes entirely towards covering the hire of the rink. Follow Equatorial Curling on Facebook to learn more about the sport and their activities!
In the meantime, here is Team Switzerland vs Team China (mens) in the 2010 Winter Olympics: