Join an online class hosted by top coaches, choreographers and other Figure Skating professionals from April 19 – 24, 2020
The ISU Centers of Excellence (CoE) are pleased to present, “Keep Training!” a series offering free training sessions, which will start with virtual Figure Skating off-ice training sessions and will continue at a later date with Speed Skating and Short Track sessions.
Each CoE will share its coaching expertise to encourage Skaters to keep on training whilst #StayHome and to connect with each other and get #UpAgain despite the current challenging times.
Stéphane Lambiel, accompagnied by Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT), giving a Training Session 2020©International Skating Union (ISU)
As of April 19, a number of ISU CoEs will host the “Keep Training!” online training sessions with a range off-ice activities focusing on Figure Skating specific exercises, strength training or contemporary dance. Renowned Coaches and sports professionals from the participating CoEs have been selected to lead the sessions. These training sessions are suitable for Skaters of all levels. Sport amateurs and fitness enthusiasts can also follow the exercises with the awareness that no exercise should exceed their physical capacity.
Gerard Lenting giving a training Session 2020©International Skating Union (ISU)
These training sessions will be available on the Skating ISU Channel and all of them can be followed directly online on the Keep Training YouTube Playlist. If you cannot join the “Keep Training!” sessions live, you can watch and follow them at your own pace at home. More sessions covering all ISU Sports, including Speed Skating and Short Track can be expected soon. The exact training schedule is shown below:
ISU CoE (Figure Skating) Virtual Training Sessions
|Date & time (CET) ||Hosting CoE ||Hosting Coach / Professional ||Name of Exercise ||Equipment Required/Notes |
|Skating School of Switzerland|| |
Stéphane Lambiel - Two-time World Champion and 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist.
Head Coach of the school, national coach and choreographer of Switzerland.
|Strength & Plyometrics|| |
Mat, elastic (TheraBand), weights (water bottles of 1–1.5L will do)
|IWIS International Training Center Bangkok|| |
Nuth Boonyaporn - Highly qualified High-Performance Fitness Coach.
Suracha Kamolpanus - physiotherapist
Jean-Luc Chatellier - Stretching and Ballet coach
|Core Body Training|| |
Mat, Tennis ball
|Ice Rink Oberstdorf|| |
Teresa Solveig Özkaraman - Certified dance teacher
State recognized Ballet Academy Fürth and Broadway Dance Center, New York City (USA)
|Contemporary Dance Class||Live|
|Ice Lab, Bergamo|| |
Ondrej Hotarek - Renowned pair skater turned coach
|Off-ice Rotational Exercises|| |
|Detroit Skating Club|| |
Matthew Schmitz - Professional dancer and choreographer; Senior Company Member with Eisenhower Dance Detroit.
|Contemporary Dance Class|| |
Dance appropriate floor, ballet / contemporary dance shoes / bare feet.
|Beijing CoE|| |
Gerard Lenting - Former Olympic coach in Track & Field working as a national coach.
|Progression in Different types of stability||Recorded|
(Subject to change)
Click the links and join the exercises! Meanwhile, stay safe, stay fit and Keep Training!
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