Figure Skating in Action

Figure Skating in Action

by Kate Calder

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Children's Literature
Figure skating begins with well-sharpened blades, gloves for falling down as a beginner and a good sampling of warm up exercises. This book contains a good complement of photos and drawings showing perfect form as skaters try increasingly difficult moves. It seems unlikely, however, that a young person could learn to skate or even perfect complicated moves by reading directions in a book—"Glide forward and rotate your upper body...To make the turn, stop rotating your upper body inward and pull it in the opposite direction." It sounds as simple as it looks when we watch the Olympics, but anyone who has stumbled onto the ice as a beginner knows that just gliding forward is a major accomplishment. This book could be an interesting accompaniment for young people watching professional skaters or trying to pick up a few tips to improve their own skating, but it is not the place to learn split jumps and spins, even though there are directions for both in the book. Figure Skating in Action is one of a ten-book series, "Sports in Action," that includes soccer, baseball, volleyball, horseback riding, martial arts, golf, basketball, hockey and football. 2001, Crabtree Publishing, . Ages 7 to 14. Reviewer: Karen Leggett

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Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Sports in Action Series
Product dimensions:
8.45(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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