Back to Basics with Jan Ullmark
Fall 2019 Season
This seminar outlines Jan’s own philosophy regarding teaching, learning a skill in figure skating, and the science of exercise physiology, biomechanics, physics and pedagogy (the science of teaching). Once skaters can balance and glide forward and backward (e.g., once they graduate from CanSkate), Jan takes them through this process.
Seminar Goals and Learning Outcomes
Skaters will acquire and demonstrate a good understanding of proper mechanics. They will gain a solid foundation in correct skating technique, which will enable them to progress more quickly in the higher levels of figure skating.
Coaches will learn how to teach (pedagogy), in addition to how to coach the basic skills and exercises required of figure skaters at all levels.
Electronic Device Policy
Skaters are not allowed to use headsets, cell phones or hand-held electronic devices while on the ice. Coaches must ask for permission prior to recording some or all of a session.
Coaches will receive 1 Professional Development (PD) point per session they attend in full.