She’s performed at the highest levels, from the Olympics to the world championships to the Goodwill Games. Now, in Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills & Style, 1994 Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan shares her knowledge to give you the inside edge on winning competitive events.
From body alignment and effective routine elements to refining footwork, music, and expression, Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills & Style gives you an in-depth look at the sport from the perspective of one of its champions. After a quick look at the basics, Kerrigan concentrates on advanced techniques for jumps, spins, moves in the field, ice dancing, pairs, and synchronized skating.
Four chapters are devoted solely to competition, covering the music, choreography, costumes, and other elements to create the total package. Filled with practical information, Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills & Style also includes renowned trainer Igor Burdenko’s insights on physical preparation for the sport as well as a chapter on off-ice training, and insight on finding the perfect coach.
From triumphs over personal tragedy to superb performance under pressure in the 2000 Goodwill Games, Kerrigan prevailed against many challenges in her 20-year career. Now she teams with former figure skater and professional instructor Mary Spencer to share the experience that will take your skating to the top.
Part I Preparing to Skate
Chapter 1 Essential Qualities
Chapter 2 Spirals
Chapter 3 Spread Eagles and Ina Bauers
Chapter 4 Lunges
Part II Mastering Spins
Chapter 5 Scratch Spin
Chapter 6 Sit Spin
Chapter 7 Camel Spin
Chapter 8 Spin Variations
Part III Nailing Jumps
Chapter 9 Salchow
Chapter 10 Toe Loop
Chapter 11 Loop
Chapter 12 Flip
Chapter 13 Lutz
Chapter 14 Axel
Chapter 15 Jump Combinations and Variations
Part IV Skating With a Partner
Chapter 16 Ice Dancing
Chapter 17 Pairs Skating
Chapter 18 Basic Lifts
Chapter 19 Synchronized Skating
Part V Training Off the Ice
Chapter 20 Off-Ice Training Concepts
Chapter 21 Warming Up and Cooling Down
Chapter 22 Cross Training and Land and Water Exercises
Part VI Preparing for Competitiion
Chapter 23 Music
Chapter 24 Choreography
Chapter 25 Costumes
Chapter 26 The Total Package
Nancy Kerrigan won her first medal at the Boston Open when she was 10 years old. Since then she has participated in more than 40 U.S. and international competitions, finishing first in 12 of them. Kerrigan is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning the bronze in 1992 and the silver in 1994. In 2000, she placed third in the ladies artistic program in the Goodwill Games. Currently, Nancy Kerrigan skates with the Tom Collins Champions and has appeared in Grease on Ice and Footloose on Ice. She resides with her husband and son in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Mary Spencer is a professional figure skater and writer. She has taught ice dancing, expression, and freestyle to skaters of all ages and levels. As a journalist, she has written articles for American Skating World and Blades on Ice and is the managing editor of 6.0 Skate Magazine. Mary Spencer resides in Melrose, Massachusetts.
“Watching Nancy Kerrigan inspired me to start skating. Now Nancy has written a book to help serious skaters understand how and what has to be done to jump, spin, train and compete like the worlds top elite skaters.”