Tips and Tricks #8

What in the world is ‘and’ position?

Bringing your feet close together after pushing: This is formally referred to as an ‘and’ position, but you can simply think about it any way you want to –as long as you do it. Many falls result from people’s legs getting way too far apart for them to control, remember, skating is all about balance. For example, if you push out with your right foot, make sure you it bring back close to your left one, then you can easily push your left one out and bring it back in. Doing so creates a strong center of gravity for you as a skater.

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