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Skating


Skating

Skating is the main basic manoeuvre that you should learn, before start to ski, because through this you get accustomed to your Skis and improve balance while shifting your weight from one Ski to the other.

This manoeuvre is fundamental and each Skiing beginner should learn. Besides, this exercise helps in making skiers feel relaxed and comfortable on Skis, while you learn how to flex and extend your legs on the slope, and trains the body to shift from one ski to the other. Skating also teach you how to change direction while you are moving, and to improve body awareness and stability, among other benefits.
  • STEP 1: Be located in a flat area, then make the V-position with your Skis, that consist in, the tails are close to each other while the tips are slightly far apart.
  • STEP 2: : In order to start to move, push off with your left Ski and then glide on your other Ski. To complete the movement then shift your weight on your right Ski and maintain balance.
  • STEP 3: Now you should go back to your original position by moving your left Ski close to the other one.
  • STEP 4: Next, push off with your right Ski and glide on your other Ski and again, shift your weight on your left Ski and stay balanced.
  • STEP 5: Finally, move your right Ski close to the other. From now on you will begin from your initial position again. After you are already familiar with Skating on flats, you can try doing it on gentle slopes and this way, you will continue improving your technique.
When you learn to skate on the slope, you will be ready to control your balance, Ski, and stability. Practice this maneuver well so you can move on to the other Skiing Exercises.