Are you new to ice skating? Are you taking lessons? If you are, you may have already been taught in your skating class how to do a rocking horse move on ice skates. It's a fun and easy move that most new ice skaters can do. The rocking horse will help you eventually be able to stroke both forward and backward and is a great knee bending exercise.
- Put your heels together in a "V" position.
- Bend your knees.
- Use those knees to help yourself glide forward on two feet..
- Draw a football shape on the ice with both of your skates as you move forward.
- Next, keep moving forward.
- When you have drawn about half of the "football shape" on the ice, turn your toes into a "pigeon toe position" and keep moving forward until you can make your toes touch one another. (Kiss your toes together!)
- Bend your knees again with the toes still touching.
- Use your knees to move yourself backward and glide backward on two feet.
- Again, draw that football shape on the ice with both of your skates.
- Now, keep moving backward on two feet.
- When you have drawn half of the "football shape" on the ice, point your toes out and keep gliding backward until your heels touch one another. (Kiss those heels together!)
- Do the above over and over again.
- Don't be discouraged if you can't get your toes and heels to touch immediately.
- Bend those knees!
- Pressing the blades to inside edges is the key to the rocking horse ice skating move.
- Have fun!
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