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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (30 Oct. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873226690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873226691
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 22.7 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""With the help of Karin Kunzle-Watson and Stephen J. DeArmond, thousands of people who never skated before can now find their way in this beautiful, though technically difficult, sport. Read it and try it, have fun, get your body physically involved and your mind mentally working. Have this book with you on every practice.""Tamara Moskvina, PhDOlympic figure skating coach ""This book has a lot to offer someone who wants to learn the basics of ice skating.""Brian BoitanoFive-time Professional World Champion, Two-time World Champion, Gold Medalist, 1988 Olympics

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Karin Kunzle-Watson, one of the world's most prominent ice skating instructors, began her amateur and professional skating career at the age of 6. A former champion at the novice and junior levels, Karin earned seven Swiss national senior titles during her career. She has also placed in many international competitions, including seven European championships, five World championships, and one Olympic appearance. She is one of the few people in the world to have passed Gold Tests (qualifying tests for competition at the highest levels) in all areas of skating--singles, pairs, and dance.Karin is also an accomplished instructor, having been School Director and Head Professional at the Skating School of St. Gervais and Megeve (France) and School Director of the Skating School of San Mateo (U.S.). She presently travels internationally to attend her students' competitions, to teach, and to conduct skating and coaching seminars. Her students consistently rank highly in national and international competitions.Stephen J. DeArmond, MD, PhD, began ice skating at the age of 47 because he wanted a high-energy, low-impact exercise that was enjoyable enough to do several times weekly. Karin Kunzle-Watson's approach to basics helped him to become an accomplished recreational skater. Stephen helped Karin organize her lessons into five basic principles--the foundation of this book--and directed the illustration and photography. Stephen is a Professor of Neuropathology and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, with special research interests in the effects of aging on the central nervous system and skeletal muscle. In this book, DeArmond shares insights on the health benefits of ice skating, especially to improve both strength and coordination, as well as information on the causes and prevention of injuries. Stephen is the author and illustrator of "Structure of the Human Brain," a best-selling textbook of neuroanatomy.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Sept. 1996
Format: Paperback
This book doesn't spend much time in my bookshelf! When I
considered learning to skate, I wanted to find a book that
focused on the real basics of figure skating. This book is
by far the best I have seen of that genre and I refer to it
after nearly every lesson or practice. The authors stick
to beginner moves and techniques only. You won't find any
spins or jumps here! After a brief discussion of the history
of ice skating and a good discussion of how to buy and fit
boots and blades, each principle and move is introduced both
in text and with sketches. The sketches, presumably of the
author, include itemized steps to performing the move and
lines and arrows to show the foot and body movement. The
writing is generally clear and detailed enough so that with
the corresponding diagram, a reader would know just what to
do. Of course, actually *doing* something like a three turn
won't always come right away! Certain fundamentals, like
balance, are referred to throughout the book to reinforce
their importance. Some good concepts are used, like the
"body box" for explaining balance. Each chapter ends with a
table of common problems and how to correct each one.

The descriptions and diagrams are not perfect, though. I
still can't quite see the different between crossovers and
advanced crossovers despite reading and re-reading those
sections. I'm sure an explanation and demonstration by my
instructor will clear it up.

As an adult skater, I'm anxious to develop skills quickly.
This book describes nearly every item on the ISI Alpha
through Delta lists. I'm convinced that this book, together
with lessons, will have me working on Freestyle I before
long!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Feb. 1997
Format: Paperback
Whether you're a beginner or intermediate skater, Karin Künzle Watson helps make the most of your time on the ice. Nine-time Swiss National Champion Karin Künzle Watson pairs up with adult skater Dr. Stephen J. DeArmond to give basic skaters a foundation from which to build. Watson, who began skating at age six, went on to become a world professional champion skater and now coaches skaters from around the world. She is one of the few individuals worldwide to have passed Gold-level tests in all disciplines of figure skating: singles, pairs, dance and Published by Human Kinetics as a part of their Steps to Success sports series, the book offers 50 training exercises and over 300 technical illustrations and renderings of some of the best places to skate in the country.

Each skating drill includes key points to remember when you're on the ice. Künzle teaches a series of
skating principles to control your posture, balance, degree of lean and rotation. These aren't just book techniques, but are the same principles she teaches her skaters. What's more, they work! The authors have even included hints on how to increase the difficulty or make the exercises a little less challenging for less "practiced" skaters.

The book celebrates the history of skating, plus offers useful information on sating posture, balance,
correct push and glide techniques, forward stops, forward and backward skating, crossovers, two foot
turns, mohawks, three turns, swingrolls and even more advanced edge moves.

If you're looking to jump and spin, this book is and isn't for you.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By jeremy ellman on 26 May 2004
Format: Paperback
As a novice ice skater I was looking for a book which would show me the basic steps. Most books try to cover everything, which is a mistake as people who are going to try a triple axel or whatever don't need to be told about the disadvantages of hire skates.
"Ice Skating: Steps to Success" covers basic techniques, their execution, common errors and how to correct them. It even includes drills to practice. There are detailed diagrams showing the moves, which is not unusual, but it also gives a step by step description of what is happening at each point, and where you should be putting your weight.
Part of its appeal is that it is co-written by a mature beginning skater, which explains its attention to detail.
If you are a beginner you do not need another book. Ignore the amazon special offers and just buy this one.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
Even though this was published in 1995-I hope they keep this on the printing press hotlist. This book is one of the most worthwhile books of it's genre. It's not just informative,explaining techniques(though it does that,too)It offers a highly structure program that can adjust according to your ability and proficiancy.It focus's on the basics that many skaters sorely need but lack nowdays. Amust have!
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