Hi, I’m Simon Fisher and I’m here at the Clearwater
Ice Arena in Clearwater, Florida and on behalf of Expert Village. Hi, my name is Bill Shanks.
I’m going to demonstrate for you some backwards stroking. Backward stroking once again, it
is very important to keep your whole upper body and your core and you are strong in the
core. So we would start here and I’m going to give a push off and bring my foot forward
to a push. So basically what is going to happen move that we learn earlier we are going to
expand on that using one foot this time and give a push. Thank you!

How to Ice Skate : How to do Backward Strokes on Ice Skates
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67 thoughts on “How to Ice Skate : How to do Backward Strokes on Ice Skates

  • September 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm
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    a headset microphone

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  • October 24, 2008 at 3:00 am
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    nice vid

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  • January 6, 2009 at 6:06 am
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    oooooh!
    (ms. swan's voice)
    oooooooh!
    (ms. swan winks at baldylocks!)
    i want baldylocks!
    you know he lookalike a man!
    oooooooohhhh!

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  • February 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm
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    lmao yeah I thought the same

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  • February 13, 2009 at 6:12 am
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    I'm having trouble doing this πŸ™
    I can't seem to do a right push off for the swizzle D:

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  • April 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm
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    The swizel(?) is sooo fun I like the backward swizel too!

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  • April 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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    0:50 nak you??? haha lol
    i'm definatly going to try this next week when i go ice-skating i'm prob going to fall but… meh : )

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  • June 2, 2009 at 7:02 am
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    The most common mistake people do is not to bend their knees… Feels weird when you start, but it is the right way πŸ˜‰

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  • June 26, 2009 at 11:32 pm
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    awesome.

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  • July 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm
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    i wonder what will hapen if u try this on rollerblades…xD

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  • August 19, 2009 at 9:17 am
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    I managed to do this today
    I could only do this, I can't do the basic thingy(you know, the one that you try to draw a ball)

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  • August 23, 2009 at 8:17 am
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    wow.. when i watch it.. it seems like it's easy to do it.. but when u work on it it's hard.. it means.. i nid to practice..

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  • December 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm
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    lol.. Jennette McCurdy!

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  • December 16, 2009 at 5:20 pm
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    Oh I know! Im a big fan of her!

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  • February 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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    Thank you. You make it look so easy. I go skating every Sunday morning but it gets really crowded and difficult to practice, but I do enjoy myself.

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  • February 16, 2010 at 2:25 am
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    ottawa, illinois?

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  • February 19, 2010 at 11:35 am
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    its the capital but toronto owns :p

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  • February 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm
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    um yeah my dad tried teaching me in roler skating but not ice skatin that dad of mine need a peice of additude!

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  • May 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm
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    @profound13 Instead of thinking of it as "pushing", think of it as "shifting your weight back and forth". As you shift your weight and balance from one leg to the other, it will give you a gentle "push" on each side. I hope this helps.

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  • May 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    @kisstherainful Instead of thinking of it as "pushing", think of it as "shifting your weight back and forth". As you shift your weight and balance from one leg to the other, it will give you a gentle "push" on each side. I hope this helps.

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  • August 7, 2010 at 6:16 am
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    sad story im a high school hockey defensmin that cant sckate back words πŸ™

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  • August 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm
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    yall need to get these fucking words off the screen so ppl can actually see it

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  • September 12, 2010 at 1:12 am
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    the one in culver city is always packed :// and i want to practice

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  • September 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm
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    @peachyfizz ya i just sckate right in to um

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  • November 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm
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    @kangaroo52100 LMAO!

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  • November 28, 2010 at 4:54 am
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    LOL Love how he says thank you after giving us a free lesson

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  • December 21, 2010 at 2:09 am
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    buenisismo ! esta clarisimo!!

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  • January 4, 2011 at 11:30 am
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    i never said good job at 0:50 -.-

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  • January 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm
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    @Stebbzi97 hahahaha

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  • January 29, 2011 at 2:07 am
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    Well I reckon it's good he's male and bald and whatnot because if it were a typical female ice skater, this video would be more popular among male teenagers than among ice skaters and we'd be reading a bunch of comments saying "shes so hott" in this section. The man demonstrates this well.

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  • January 31, 2011 at 1:55 am
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    all of the tutorials automatically assume you know how to even move backwards…. I fall on my ass every time I try to even move an inch backwards…

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  • March 11, 2011 at 2:16 am
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    He surely knows how to stroke.

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  • April 9, 2011 at 5:21 am
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    i like to do backwards stroking

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  • May 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm
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    how the fuck do you skate in florida?

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  • June 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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    "On behalf of expert vil…"

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  • July 1, 2011 at 5:24 am
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    Why does he make it look so easy….

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  • August 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm
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    this doesnt look fun>_<

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  • September 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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    a joke my friend made up in ice skating.
    ''damn!, i haven't been on ice for a long time''
    thumbs up if you get the joke…. πŸ˜€

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  • October 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm
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    i thought he was gonna crash into camera!! lol <3

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  • October 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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    yes because this is so totally Charlene Johnson-Dodge

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  • October 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm
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    actually its not super hard if u can sdo backward swizels, which we learned a few weeeks ago, im trying these next week so i can do my backward 2 foot glide and hopefully pass my test and go to basic 3

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  • December 1, 2011 at 4:27 am
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    oh, I was skating yesterday and I was losing the control all the time, but I didn't fell down, and that's because I was dancing to stop!!!!

    Bbtw, nobody was laughing xD

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  • January 5, 2012 at 7:39 am
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    i saw someone at the ice rink and no one really knew her name but she was excellent at doing tricks backwards and forwards so everyone called her "figurine girl" she was that good. SHE COULD ICE SKATE WHILE SITTING DOWN!

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  • March 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm
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    Bill, I just started ice skating at 58. I try to watch your vids B4 going to rink twice a week.
    It helps! πŸ˜€

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  • March 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm
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    how? i can't even stand.

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  • March 26, 2012 at 9:15 am
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    … im here in blah blah blah on behalf on expert villa- cut

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  • May 24, 2012 at 5:03 am
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    How do you grow a garden in Alaska?

    Easy, they're both done indoors πŸ˜‰

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  • May 24, 2012 at 5:04 am
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    If you bend your knees and lean forward (but not too much or you will just stop yourself with the toepick), you won't fall on your butt.

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  • June 21, 2012 at 10:33 pm
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    ikr πŸ˜› I just started ice skating lessons so I hope I learn it fast πŸ˜€

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  • July 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm
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    omg i took lessonnand they didnt teach as well as u guys and im just watching on the laptop

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  • July 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm
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    Actually, that's how you skate backwards.. I mean, that is the first step of learning how to skate backwards, cause that is LOT EASIER than regular skating (backwards, of course). Or you can do the "sausages" (i have no idea of that move real name… It's just like that what they show on that video, but you move your both legs… :)) btw, sry my bad English

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  • July 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    i cant ice skate properly but i can do backwards on roller skates-inline- just teaching my self(almost); but im too scared to try it on the ice especially if i go to public sessions where everyone's there, i cant control/stop myself so scared of falling,and its much diffrent.

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  • July 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm
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    Someone gave me a tip on this yesterday and it really helped. Keep your down foot under your hips, not out to the side. 80% of your weight is on that down foot and 20% on the push foot. Really bend your knee for your push foot. Make sure your not digging your down foot into the ice or you go in a circle. Hope this helps!

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  • August 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm
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    Im going to get new skates soon x.x Ima master this but I have a feeling I might hurt myself in the process xD

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  • September 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm
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    tried and fell on my ass

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  • October 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm
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    Totally thought he was gonna run over the camera dude :/

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  • November 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm
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    how do you stop if you manage to back stroke? I see him going backwards but stopping like normal seems impossible.

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  • November 26, 2012 at 1:57 am
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    You shift your weight from one foot to the other and shake your bootaaay πŸ™‚

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  • April 11, 2013 at 8:44 am
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    swizzle? must be an american thing i know them as lemons lol

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  • May 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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    What the hell is a swizzle???

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  • August 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm
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    its when you go backwards or forwards in an oval shape (im not sure i explained it right) they are also known as lemons xD

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm
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    Thank you.

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  • June 22, 2015 at 5:54 am
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    Is backward stroking the same thing as half backward swizzles?

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  • June 30, 2015 at 8:26 am
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    This guy sucks, he doesn't explain it well, just watch me, thank you. Plus he's bald, middle-aged, kinda fat, dresses like a loser, and i'm sure the other skaters think he's a fucking loser.

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  • July 13, 2015 at 11:22 am
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    He can obviously skate but is a lousy teacher, just here watch me, that's how you do it. I won't learn it from this schmuck.

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  • March 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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    everyone complained about how he didn't teach…..he told you exactly what to do though

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