App DescriptionU.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 & iPod Touch. 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.
The Speed 1-6 app introduces skaters to beginning speed skating techniques. Skaters should have passed Basic 4 and above before trying this curriculum. The techniques shown include basic positions, edges, turns, starts and speed development. A special thank you to 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Derek Parra, Steve Johnson & Aspen Gardner for their awesome demonstrations, as well as Vikki Dixon and the Utah Olympic Oval Management team for generous support and ice time to this project!
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.
November 18, 2011 Initial Release