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How Much Should Your Child Train During the Holidays?

December 18, 2012 by  
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By Jo Ann Schneider Farris When the holidays come around, parents of athletes are faced with making the decision on whether or not their children should continue to train. Should practice and lesson schedules remain the same? Some sports may require two to three days a week of concentrated practice, but almost all serious competitive […]

Develop lean muscles in just 8 to 10 minutes a day: Why Pilates is so effective for athletes

December 18, 2012 by  
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By Nicolette House Pilates instructor Stephanie Viggiano knows the benefits of a good off-ice conditioning routine. A skater herself, Viggiano moved through the ranks, competing in singles, pairs and ice dancing. She eventually went on the compete internationally with the Starlets synchronized skating team in France and Italy. As a college intern studying exercise physiology […]

Children Perform for Children at A Night to Remember

December 18, 2012 by  
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By Nicolette House A unique ice show concept was introduced to audiences during A Night to Remember at the Hoffman Estates Park District. On December 15th, over fifty skaters and musicians came together to perform in a figure skating show set to live music. “I wanted to create an event that would grow the appreciation […]

Visualization puts you in the moment- anytime, anywhere

November 16, 2012 by  
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As a young athlete I always heard my coaches talk  about visualization. Are you visualizing yourself  landing that jump Nicolette? Or have you pictured  what it will feel like to pass that senior freestyle  test? While athletes can be trained to utilize  specific visualization techniques, the reality is that  we visualize all the time. We […]

Why do you think they call it “figure” skating in the first place?

November 16, 2012 by  
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As I return to competitive skating one thought  strikes me again and again- basic skating is hard  to do! Basic forward stroking and turns take way  more effort to do correctly than some elements that  appear to be tougher. Right now I am focusing on  getting my basic turns- rockets, counters, brackets,  etc- to be […]

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