International Guide to Skate Skiing Nomenclature

Gear

1

2

3

4

5

English Canada

Diagonal Skate

Offset

One Skate

Two Skate

Free Skate

French Canada

Patin diagonal (?)

Pas décalé

Pas de un (patin)

Pas de deux (patin)

Patin libre

USA

Diagonal V

V1

V2

V2 Alternate

No Poles Skate

UK

Diagonal Skate

Skate 1

Skate 2

Skate 3

Free Skate

Sweden

Ettans växel

Tvåans växel

Treans växel

Fyrans växel

Femmans växel

Finland

Vuoroluistelu

Kuokka

Wassberg or Wassu

Mogren

Sauvoitta luistelussa

Norway

Glidende fiskebein

Padling

Dobbeldans

Enkeldans

Friskøyting

Italy

​“Pattinaggio alternato in salita”

Pattinaggio corto ("Corto”)

Pattinaggio con doppia spinta (“Doppio”)

Pattinaggio lungo (“Lungo”)

Pattinaggio OR Pattinaggio senza bastoncini

Czech

Bruslení střídavé

Oboustranné bruslení dvoudobé asymetrické

Oboustranné bruslení jednodobé

Oboustranné bruslení dvoudobé symetrické

Bruslení prosté

Slovak

Korčuľovanie striedavé

Obojstranné korčuľovanie dvojdobé (dvojkročné) asymetrické

Obojstranné korčuľovanie jednodobé (jednokročné)

Obojstranné korčuľovanie dvojdobé symetrické

Korčuľovanie prosté

Compiling this table is a communal effort. To contribute, leave a comment below. Please include the name of your country and the skate technique names listed in the same order as above (Gear 1 to 5).

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Diagonal Skate: The least used technique has the most nicknames
  • Granny Skate
  • Coaches Skate
  • Teddybear Dance
  • Skatebone
  • Kjerringdans (Shrew Dance in Norwegian)
  • Bamsedans (Teddy Bear Dance in Norwegian)

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