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A spiral or arabesque is an ice skating move done on one
foot where the free leg and back are horizontal to the ice.


 

Step One - Before You Begin
Before you begin the spiral, you’ll want to put some practice into good edge control. Start by perfecting a good straight forward or backward edge, either inside or outside in a vertical upright position.

Step Two - Spiral Free Leg Position
With your free leg extended behind you and your toes turned out, lift your leg as high as you can before lowering your body forward into a "banana" position. You should now be horizontal to the ice.

Step Three - Practice on Straight Lines and on Curves
You should now try doing spirals on curves and in straight lines.

Step Four - Do Spirals on Both Feet
Remember to push yourself a bit and practice spirals on both your good and bad feet!

Step Five - Do A Lot of Back Spirals
To get over the fear of doing spirals, try a lot of back spirals. When you do a back spiral there is no danger of falling forward suddenly.

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