The “One Skate Dance” – For Getting Started in Skate Skiing [Video Tutorial]

The “One Skate Dance” is an amazingly effective drill for helping skate skiers quickly get the knack of One Skate (V2 skate skiing).

It helps skiers discover the beautiful rhythms of One Skate, learn how to effectively power their leg push with their body weight, and gives them a highly accurate drill for developing better balance on their glide ski.

How to Add More Power to Your Preload

Preloading refers to movements which stretch activate muscles before they contract. Preloading is important because pre-activated muscles generate greater force than muscles that are simply contracted…

How to Diagonal V Skate [Video]

Rarely Used by Experts, But Useful for Beginners Diagonal Skate, V Skating, Granny Skating, Gear 1, Coach’s Skate…so many names for a technique that’s so rarely used. When you’re getting started in skate skiing, diagonal skate is a lifesaver. It’s by far the easiest way to get up a hill. Hill climbing is very tough for beginner … Read more

How to Offset or V1 Skate [Video]

Note that the skier plants the two poles at the exact instant as 1 of his skis lands in the snow. That gives Offset it’s characteristic 3:1 timing. Two poles, plus a ski plant together, then the second ski lands.

How to One Skate [Video]

One Skate is also known as Gear 3, or V2 Skating. In Canada, we say One Skate because there is one poling action for every leg push; there’s a 1:1 ratio of pole pushes and leg pushes. This technique is ideal for gentle terrain: slight uphills, slight downhills and flats. Powerful skiers can one skate up … Read more