Hi, I’m Simone Fischer, and I’m here at Clearwater
Ice Arena, in sunny Clearwater, Florida. On behalf of Expert Village, lets look at Charlene
Johnson-Dodge. A skill that we teach our skaters is backward wiggles. It’s very important for
the skaters to have, their shoulders nice and square, and their bodies upright. Their
head should be facing forward, and looking straight up. Often a beginning skater wants
to look down at the ice like this, it’s very important that they keep their head up. When
they look down at the ice this way, they tend to tip their weight forward and their skate,
making the backward wiggles, almost impossible to complete. Keeping the head up, shoulders
are square, and our arm’s are out in front of us, with one hand, on top of the other.
We then bend our knee’s slightly, take our hips, and rotate our hips side to side. The
side to side motion looks like this, and the hip, arms are out in front. When we put all
of it together, we get a backward wiggle, that looks like this. That is a backward wiggle.

How to Ice Skate : How to do a Backward Wiggle on Ice Skates
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25 thoughts on “How to Ice Skate : How to do a Backward Wiggle on Ice Skates

  • August 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm
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    isn't taht moare of a back slolome?

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  • February 6, 2009 at 2:34 am
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    lmao.. i go to this rink and they taught me this last week. i looked like a dumbass!! hahaha

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  • March 28, 2009 at 5:36 am
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    ihavve to learn an axel and people are making a big deal out of this? pfft

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  • April 19, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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    I'm starting today at 11:00 am and I dont want to embarass myself in front of my friend and shes in alpha!

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  • May 5, 2009 at 10:32 am
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    thats just no point

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  • August 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm
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    I'm doing double toe loops, come on, this woman is about as skilled as i was like 5 years ago

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  • August 23, 2009 at 8:23 am
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    easy.

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  • December 23, 2009 at 2:21 pm
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    ce retardata.._|_

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  • January 15, 2010 at 8:49 am
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    im gonna impress all the ladies with that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • January 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm
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    @Atarien6
    Unless you fall… That's the most uncool thing ever and I did it yesterday in frond of my girlfriend. Crap!

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  • August 14, 2010 at 5:59 am
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    lol haha! they didn't teach me that when i first started skating. it looks like a slalom, but it's not.

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  • December 13, 2010 at 9:05 am
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    That is also seen in the wild, when a Gazelle wants to be mounted….

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  • July 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm
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    that was freakin hilarious, she looks so serious. bahaha (:

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  • December 2, 2011 at 4:45 am
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    man, the poor girl got cut off in the first video too…'n exactly at 0:08

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  • December 26, 2011 at 8:18 am
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    wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah

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  • December 26, 2011 at 10:26 am
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    that is not a wiggle – –

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  • January 13, 2012 at 2:35 am
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    I think that they are good at teaching ice skating

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  • January 13, 2012 at 2:37 am
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    some how is boring

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  • January 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm
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    @snake5891 ikr

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  • September 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm
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    The woman in the begining needs to finish her introduction.

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  • October 22, 2012 at 8:20 am
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    do a grapvine

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  • November 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm
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    Porra

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  • September 21, 2015 at 6:08 pm
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    This woman has ridiculously wide hips. huge thighs and probably a big ass.. andย  a small head. Just terrible.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    Those aren't backward wiggles…you're supposed to keep your feet about an inch apart…with your arms in front….and your supposed to shift your weight side to side.

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  • June 22, 2018 at 10:44 am
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    Not what I expected but okay

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