Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - The Single Salchow

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Loop Jump

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Axel Jump

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Toe Loop

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Flip Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

Ice Skating - The Lutz Jump

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Michael Weiss

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Michael is a Three-time U.S. Men’s Champion, Two-time World Bronze Medalist,Two-time Olympian,World Junior Champion, and World University Champion. He was the first U.S. man to land a quadruple toe loop in competition. In 2002, he debuted a new skate blade, the “Freedom Blade,” which enabled him to perform tricky maneuvers that no one else could copy. He also originated a showy and gymnastic-like move called the “Tornado” that he performs in exhibitions to thunderous applause. It is a back flip with a full twist, and he is the only skater EVER to perform this dangerous stunt. Accolades fill his resume, including the Skating Magazine Readers Choice Award (2000) and the Professional Skaters’ Association Edi Award in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001 for “Best Performance by a Male Skater.” Off the ice, in 2001, International Figure Skating magazine named him one of the “Ten Most Beautiful People in Figure Skating.” He is member of the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa Collegiate Honor Society, and received his Associates Degree in Business at Prince Georges College. One of his most proud accomplishments came in 2002, when he was awarded the "Father of the Year" award from the National Fatherhood Initiative, for his commitment to family. After amassing 11 National medals, and over 30 international medals, Weiss hung up his competitive skates and set his sites on Professional skating in 2006. Within the last 2 years, Michael has been featured in 10 skating specials on NBC TV produced by Disson skating, including Andrea Bocelli Tribute on Ice, Gretchen Wilson's Country on Ice, Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular, Gymnastics and Skating Spectacular, Kristi Yamaguchi Family and Friends, just to name a few. He is currently touring with Emmy award winning - Smucker's Stars on Ice, performing in over 60 shows worldwide this year alone. He has also been steadfast in his commitment to recognize his good fortune and give back to the skating community. In 2004, he and wife Lisa Thornton Weiss created the Michael Weiss Foundation. Since its launch, the Foundation has given over $115,000 in scholarships to several young, promising U.S. Olympic hopefuls.

Ice Skating - How to Perform the Six Basic Jumps

Olympic figure skater Michael Weiss shares his techniques on how to perform the six basic figure skating jumps.

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Hi! I am Michael Weiss three times US national champion, two times world medalist and two times US Olympian. Today I am going to talk to you a little bit about the six basic figure skating jumps. The six basic ice skating jumps, in order of difficulty are the Salchow, the Toe Loop, the Loop Jump, Flip Jump, the Lutz Jump and the hardest the Axel Jump. The only difference between these jumps is the takeoff, how the skater gets up into the air. There are two different kinds of figure skating jumps, there are edge jumps and there are toe jumps. The edge jumps you use one foot with no assistant on the other foot to spring up into the air for the jump. The toe jumps you use the toe pick to toe into the ice and vaults you up on the takeoff of the jump.

There are three edge jumps and there are three toe jumps, seems pretty easy. Now, here's where it gets a little bit complicated. The difference is that make these ice skating jumps separate are the entrances. You can enter the jump skating forward, skating backward, on the right foot, on the left foot, on the inside edge of the blade or on the outside edge of the blade. Now, although the takeoffs are all different for these jumps, the landings are always the same. I will always land on my right back outside edge. The only times this gets complicated is when there's a skater who rotates the other direction. I rotate to the left. I do all my jumps my spins to the left as most skaters do. Some skaters rotate to the right and they land on there left back outside edge. So, that be little bit complicated when you get all the takeoffs understood, you get the skater who jumps the other direction. There are probably only fifteen percent of the skaters out there, but they are out there. Now, when doing these jumps the number one and the most important thing is safety. You got to have a pair of skates that has good solid support in ankle, a blade that is sharp, a toe pick that is big enough to be able to withstand the pounding of the toe jumps and you need to have professional supervision. A professional coach and a professional facility to make sure you are doing these with safety. Its also doesn't hurt to wear a helmet when learning these new elements. Now, to get started with these six basic figure skating jumps, we are going to start with the Edge jumps, the easiest of edge jumps is the Salchow.

by Charmingquarks at 07/07/12 12:19PM Flag

I like these videos. I'm just starting to do the half jumps. How do you spring off the toe picks without twisting your ankles? @_@ I haven't twisted my ankles, but I feel like I could if I don't do it correctly.

ice skating since student by lexiesherry at 11/16/10 08:43PM Flag

i love skating but i love scince two so what jump is a projectile

Michael Weiss Videos by junglejim123 at 08/22/10 03:02PM Flag

Thanks Michael..Im currently working with an old friend of yours - Jason Kane - in Florida. While it is difficult to learn all these moves I am enjoying it. Thanks for your great instructions !! I can replay them at home and work on my mistakes !

what aout the spins by bennizoo at 02/22/10 07:03AM Flag

I am very visual skater and it is really helpful when the instructor can clearly explain and demonstrate the jumps and technique. Do you have a video for spins, camels, back spins, forward scratch, flying sit spin etc...

great video! by wish_to_be_ice_queen at 05/21/08 07:09PM Flag

hey mike im a beginner of ice skating =] i have not taken any ice skating courses yet, but i have already joined one, it will start next Sat! im so excited so i searched for demostration on the Net. im glad i found you! ur videoes are clear and easy to follow. i hope u will teach us how to spin very soon! thanks!

Michael Weiss' Jump Demo by gailredding at 11/21/07 06:20PM Flag

And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Gail

Michael Weiss' Jump Demo by gailredding at 11/21/07 06:16PM Flag

Hey Mike! Thanks so much for the wonderful instructions and outstanding demonstrations on the six basic figure skating jumps. I found them to be very instrumental in my own skating!--especially with the loop and the salchow. It was a joy watching the performance. You are truly an awsome instructor! Chat with you later. Your Friend, Gail Redding

Awesome jumps! by brice1123 at 10/30/07 02:33AM Flag

Wow! I wish I could do even one of Michael's jumps. And with his good instruction, I'm going to try out some of the easier moves. Thanks Mike!

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