Elegant arm movements on the ice
Are skaters coached on what to do with their arms? I was watching the difference bewteen two skater I like--Meissner and Sarah Meijer. The latter does some elegant moves with her arms and Kimmie still seems to have a problem with her "airplane" arms.
What are skaters supposed to be doing with their arms on the ice?
I think, more than anything, it's an innate thing.
You either have it, or you don't.
One can try hard (ie Miki Ando), but it always looks so labored.
Dreaming and dancing
My list is:
-Learning and practices. Beautiful positions and movements can be taught and learned. Off-ice dance training helps to focus on these details. If you cannot dance off ice, it is most likely that you cannot dance on the ice, either.
-Get advice from coaches while doing arm movements on the ice. They will have you try countless times.
-Practice in front of mirrors and watch videos of your practices.
-Watch other people who look beautiful and try to think why they look beautiful.
I also think it really important to appreciate the beauty in general. People who can appreciate beauty can notice subtle nuances. People who can see details can pay more attention to details. People who care about posture and positions can pay attention to their posture and positions. People who appreciate music can pay more attention to tempo and changes in melodies.
But people who don't care such things won't know what to do.
Last edited by Bennett; 11-27-2007 at 12:41 AM.
Desperate Mouse Killer
We should make a poll vote of the most beautiful and most ugly arms movement.
In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
Well, it can come with maturity, too. One skating quote that always cracked me up was by Tonia Kwiatkowski, who one time during an interview said something along the line of "Yeah, I was 15 years old and I could do the triples, but then they'd tell me to put my arm up and yeah, I'd put my arm up but it didn't mean anything to me and it didn't look good because I didn't know why they wanted it up there." [She said it much funnier than it reads, whatever exactly it was she said; that was the gist of it.]
Originally Posted by *Sniper*
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