Hi I’m Simone Fisher and I’m here at Clearwater
Ice Arena in sunny Clearwater Florida. On behalf of Expert Village. Hi I’m Georgia Delile
with the Clearwater Ice Arena, and I’m going to show you how to do proper forward swizzles,
backward swizzles and backward wiggles. To do a proper forward swizzle, you begin by
placing your feet in a V position you want the heels of your skates to touch not the
blades. Leaning slightly in on the inside edge. You’ll bent your knees slightly and
lift your arms to about the counter top height. Placing the hand in V position just slightly
in front of the body. You push out using the thigh muscles. And then squeeze in using the
inner thigh muscles squeezing together pulling the toes together. And then giving the feet
a hug. Again it’s a V position, heels together pushing forward, pulling the thighs together,
pulling the toes together and then the feet get a hug.

How to Ice Skate : How to do a Forward Swizzle on Ice Skates
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30 thoughts on “How to Ice Skate : How to do a Forward Swizzle on Ice Skates

  • July 2, 2008 at 2:30 am
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    Nope, that's definitely a swizzle. 🙂 Some instructors probably call them by different names.

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  • July 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm
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    In the UK there called Fishes, so your all wrong =P

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  • January 12, 2009 at 7:50 am
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    These videos are helpful. I'm curious, though. What is the swizzle used for? I thought the basic ice skating move is the push-off. Why would someone swizzle?

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  • April 5, 2009 at 9:24 am
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    I Love ice skating i went yesterday and i have never had lessons but i can do it properly

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  • April 19, 2009 at 4:35 pm
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    The swizzle is fun you should try but to prevent even more falling even though I'm beginner dont look at your feet because you know your position is right when you feel it.

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  • April 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm
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    lol that was my friend lol shes a beginner i'm not a beginner but it's relli easy

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  • October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm
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    we call them onions 🙂

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  • October 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm
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    At our place it's called a fish ball!!!
    I couldn't really do these right at first, but I'm getting better! Actually, I think it's easier doing it backwords…….

    Thx for the video!!!^^

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  • December 7, 2009 at 3:49 am
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    dude thats like really easy!!

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  • December 18, 2009 at 2:04 am
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    as long as u have figure skates with a toe pick ur good =]

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  • December 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm
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    Rentals are usually hockey skates so might not be what ur looking for but u can try =]

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  • August 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm
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    Thanks for some of these tips, I'm into hockey and they helped me see what I was going wrong for years.

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  • December 15, 2010 at 4:00 am
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    Its pretty easy! Just like tracing over a snowman!!:)

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  • January 10, 2011 at 3:01 am
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    @Omniya1 why can't fat people skate? if anything you have an advantage, if you fall on your ass its not going to hurt haha!

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  • January 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm
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    they're called lemons…. -.-

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  • July 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm
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    We call it Lemons.

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  • September 25, 2011 at 9:10 am
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    @ellieee3690 I'm a level three to. YAY FOR LEVEL 3!

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  • December 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm
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    LIMONI! I was looking for some mysterious new step… lemons -.-'

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  • December 18, 2011 at 2:19 am
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    lol this is really easy i learned when i was super young

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  • December 22, 2011 at 8:32 am
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    coool

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  • January 6, 2012 at 4:30 am
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    ah yes, the swizzle. My nizzle!

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  • February 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    That is soo easy I can to that even backwards

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  • April 30, 2012 at 12:18 am
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    oh my god! thats amazing! i cannot believe that. i dont think thats possible.
    dude, if its SOO easy forward (which it is) it shouldnt be that much hader backwards. for you at least.

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  • May 15, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    What'd you guys do to Simone?! Is she ok?

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  • January 9, 2013 at 8:03 am
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    Fo Shizzle ma Nizzle.

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  • February 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm
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    Fo rizzle?

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  • February 28, 2013 at 7:24 pm
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    Simone, where'd you go?!

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  • October 4, 2016 at 5:58 am
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    I'm not able to do this correctly as I don't have the thigh strength to push and pull back in and instead I over twist the knees to pull my legs back in.Are there any exercises to get thigh strength?Also,does iceskating use the same muscles as roller blading?Ie:if I practice on rollerblades will it help me get muscle strength?

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  • October 31, 2017 at 6:24 pm
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    WHAT DID YOU DO TO SIMONE

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  • March 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    Simone…? Where are you…?

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