Back To Front Pivots (Transition)

Pivot progression

While standing in one place on grass or carpet, skates parallel, practice pivoting 90 degrees (a quarter turn of a clock). Work your way up to 180 degree turns. When you practice, keep your arms raised as you do in the back to front pivot & focus on lifting your heels slightly to turn.

Strengthen Your Ankles

While standing in one place, lift one skate & trace 360 degrees circles in the air, strengthening your ankle by rolling it in complete circles. Switch legs & work the other ankle.

Pivot Practice

Create a landing line out of string. Practice pivoting 180 degrees without your skates & finishing on this line, arms extended and aligned with it.