What's NewUPDATE: All graphics are now iPhone, iPad, iPad mini & iPod Touch native! We’ve added new features, including a detail view with full descriptions from the newly revised U.S. Figure Skating ‘Instructor’s Manual!’ Other features include Facebook & Twitter Support, an app store within the app, and full portrait and landscape support on all devices as well!
App DescriptionNOTE - All videos can be played in SLOW_MOTION! Just pause the video once it starts, and then hold down the fast forward button or the reverse button and VOILA! This is a little known trick in iOS! Enjoy!
U.S. Figure Skating, the premier source for all things figure skating, has teamed up with Rink Tank Interactive to bring you the ' U.S. Figure Skating Skate Coach' app series for iPhone and iPod Touch. This app will work on the iPad as well, but the app is not Universal. We are working hard on the U.S. Figure Skating Skate Coach for iPad master edition which will be optimized for the iPad so check back soon!
The Skate Coach app series was designed to help skaters, parents, instructors and officials understand the standards set for the Basic Skills Program through the use of high definition video examples. A special thank you to Jennifer Sanchez, Skylar Tuck, Grace Jiang & Lillia Besedin for working so hard to perfect the demonstrations for this app, as well as Jim Beyer and Elizabeth Fiore of Polar Ice for being so accommodating with ice time!
The Basic 1-8 app introduces the fundamental moves - forward skating, backward skating, stops, crossovers and turns. Upon completion skaters will have a fundamental knowledge of the sport, enabling them to progress into specialized disciplines of skating.
Whether in the comfort of your own home, traveling to the rink or during practice, you will always have a Skate Coach in your pocket!
DISCLAIMER: Participating in ice skating has inherent risks, but with good technique and sound equipment these risks are mitigated. While the Skate Coach app series provides examples of skills performed correctly, they are NOT meant to supplement professional skating instruction! Improper use of the Skate Coach apps could result in bodily harm! Please do not attempt these maneuvers while holding an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on the ice. U.S. Figure Skating and Rink Tank Interactive are not responsible for injuries resulting from (direct or indirect) use of these apps.
April 27, 2013 New version 2.0
May 01, 2012 New version 1.1
November 09, 2011 Initial Release