Betty is a very special bunny who LOVES to skate! Coach Christie convinced her to demonstrate some of the basics that every skater must learn in order to perform the more difficult skills. Betty learned that in order to master any skill it is important to PAY ATTENTION, PRACTICE, AND KEEP TRYING.  Even bunnies know that ice is slippery and everybody falls sometimes, but as long as you get up an try again you will keep learning and getting better each time.

 Focus is on learning the ABCs of basic athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed. 

STROKING POSITION

"Nose over Toes!" and remember to keep your tail tucked in!"

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HOCKEY STOP

"Hockey stops can really spray snow, so be careful not to do these too close to other skaters!"

SWIZZLES

"An IGLOO? Maybe I need and extra jacket!!"

"I felt really clunky when I started learning these.My foot even made a thump when I crossed it over.Now they are as smooth as carrot cake frosting!"

FORWARD INSIDE  &

OUTSIDE 3'S

" Wow, I can skate and do math homework at the same time!"

T-STOP

"T-Stop? I feel like I should either have a cookie or get on a train!"

SIDE TOE HOP

"Did you know that the highest actual bunny jump was almost

4 FEET HIGH... WOW!

I've got to practice!"

"Did you know that the highest actual bunny jump was almost

4 FEET HIGH?   WOW! I've got to practice!"

BUNNY HOP

"This one is my FAVORITE!"

       SPIRAL  

   (ARABESQUE)

I"Just like in BALLET!  I'm a Bunny Ballerina on Ice!"

LUNGE

"Doing lunges is fun but can leave scuff marks on the side of skates. Add some'Sk8Tape' to prevent damage."