bielleman spin


Patineuse élite et professionnelle
Record Breaker
Jan 9, 2017
Somehow, my skater had hard time to learn this beautiful spin. Any off ice exercise helps?

Some skaters never achieve that spin position, so be aware of that. Her core must be solid and strong.

Do a youtube search and there are many coaches, trainers and more that offer videos that guide through stretches for more easily achieving this position.

I'd offer more help than that, but I can't type it all out so that you can picture what needs to be safely done, plus it would take forever.


Record Breaker
Jan 25, 2013
Obviously a Biellmann requires a very strong back and core (many think it's just about splits). It's super important to be warmed up before doing any movements with extreme back flexibility.

This is a great video for Biellman stretches, and a good skating pre-workout:

This one also has some on-ice stretches that a skater should do before attempting it on the ice:


On the Ice
Jul 26, 2016
You didn't say how long your skater was working on isn't something you can usually learn super quickly (although I'm sure there are exceptions). I know skaters that have been working on getting a passable Biellman for years. it can take a long time and as Ic3Rabbit indicated, not everyone is even capable (my skater can barely do swan.....Biellman would be unrealistic). If your skater doesn't have the flexibility and strength foundation already, it will take some time to build that up first. Can your skater work on other stuff leading up to Biellman, like haircutter? Maybe try to learn haircutter first...