Zhou on the Comeback Trail After Injury, Academic Break
THREE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION PRACTICING TRIPLE AXEL UNDER TUTELAGE OF ZAKRAJSEK
After missing the last two seasons, Vincent Zhou is back on competitive ice, in a new place, with a new coach. The 2013 U.S. junior champ moved to Colorado Springs in early May to train with Tom Zakrajsek.
Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge
New Jump Event Created with First-ever Back Flip Competition:
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The Manley Woman Skate Cast: Episode #78: Tom Zakrajsek
July 2014 - An interview with Tom Zakrajsek. Tom competed in Men’s Singles and Pairs, then became a judge. But he’s made the biggest impact as a coach.
an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
"slipping in the mud but keeping their balance"
synonyms: stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing
"I tripped and lost my balance"
keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
"a mug that she balanced on her knee"
synonyms: steady, stabilize, poise, level
"she balanced the book on her head"
Developing proper balance and alignment is very important. In the past I had my students use a hockey puck, but try this on-ice exercise with a skate guard as demonstrated by 2013 US Intermediate Ladies Champion Tessa Hong. It definitely helps to heighten skaters' awareness of their bodies.