How to remember to keep yourself straight and tall on ice skates, while doing tricks?

Okay hen I skate and do a one foot glide and back swizzles I tend to lean forward along with just skating and not doing tricks which causes me to trip on my toe pick ( laugh it up all you want...) and when that happens I get very embarrassed and my teacher scolds me for leaning forward to much. But I cant seem to remember to stand up straight and tall any hints on how to remember to stand up straight? Thank You!

Well, first, they are not really called "tricks", but it's ok. It is always better that you are leaning too far forward, rather than too far back. If you lean too far back there is a greater chance of you falling backward and hitting your head, back, or elbows on the ground. To have good posture when skating, it really helps to try and put your shoulders back. It might take a while to get used to the feeling of standing up straight, but it will feel a lot better once you do. To help with this it would be useful to take a ballet class (to help with posture). Ballet also helps with grace, flexibility, and strengthening, so you can never go wrong with ballet. You might be worried about it right now, but over time when you get used to skating (I'm not saying you're not used to it, but when you get more comfortable doing certain elements), you will start to stand up straighter because you feel more comfortable doing them. Good luck and I hope that your posture improves!

How to change between forward and backward skating while playing hockey?

So how to change between forward and backward skating, like first I am going forward, and then next second I rotate and go the same direction but backwards. I tried just rotating my hips, but in that case I either just turn, either fall, either stop, what am I doing wrong and what should I do?

I have played hockey for 7 years and here is the best way that i can explain it. First, get really good at skating backwards if you are not very good then you will have a very hard time trying to turn. When you are skating forwards, try turning your hips, like you were doing, but then do a "c"cut, if you know what that is. If not then google it. ;) then continue to just do c cuts backwards. Another way that you can try is to start backwards then turn one foot around and bring the other foot to follow. That may not make sense, but it is really hard to explain through writing. :D Just keep practicing and it will become a lot easier!

How to raise money for a pair of skates?

I'd love to start rollerskating, but I obviously need to buy a pair of skates first. Skates aren't exactly cheap, and mum and dad aren't likely to buy them for me. I need around £80 when you factor in safety gear (pads etc). How can I raise enough money?

Budget your money Save Do Part time job.

How to get waltz jumps higher and further?

My waltz jump i okay, but i would love to learn how to get my waltz jump higher and so it goes a little further in distance. Any suggestions?

On all figure skating jumps: HEIGHT comes from springing up quickly off a deeply bent knee. Try jumping off-ice in sneakers: the lower you get by bending knees and the faster you spring up and straighten your knees on takeoff, the higher you will jump. It's important to jump UP in the air because your body position will be better for fast rotations and height. DISTANCE comes from your entry speed and the correctness of your takeoff. If you go into a jump faster and spring up from the same bent knees, you add a little bit of height, but mostly your body continues to travel forward. All things being equal, speed helps with flow through. Correct technique is really important: if you come into a Lutz going really fast but dig in your toepicks and pick outside the circle to take off, your momentum slows instantly and your body alignment will be off. You have to walk through each practice jump carefully, trying for perfect technique every time. That develops the muscle memory that you'll use when you go for the jump later with speed and height. Suggestions: Off-ice jumping Strength training Careful practicing Correcting alignment

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