Ice Hockey – Skate Forward and Backward Cuts Around the Cones

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gold medalist and Fitness trainer Geremi Weiss demonstrates how to skate forward and backward cuts around cones.

    Geremi Weiss

    Geremi Weiss is a group exercise director for 4 Gold's Gyms in the northern Virginia area. Certified in many formats of exercise instruction, she also holds CPR, and AFAA certifications. Having been an international gold medalist in figure skating as a teenager, Geremi naturally turned to fitness as an adult. Her family owned 2 Gold's Gyms, where she acted as manager, GGX director, and top instructor. The whole family is into fitness, with a father and brother who are US Olympians, a sister who was an international diver; and Geremi's mom also runs group exercise programs for Gold's Gyms. Geremi's expertise in figure skating, hockey and fitness serve her well in her endeavors. She has taught many hockey teams the drills necessary for quick and effective maneuvering; and she currently instructs ice skaters and young hockey buffs at the Reston Skatequest. Her varied athletic background allow her to assist all levels of athletes, both on and off the ice.

    Hi, I am Geremi Weiss, Im an International gold medalist for the US in figure skating. Today were here learning basic hockey drills. This one is kind of moderate to more advanced drill, these are called forward cuts around the cone. Youre going to need a little bit of speed into the cone, and then you cut around it as close and as tight to the cone as you can. So, Raya (ph) here today is going to show us cuts around the cone, forward cuts around the cone. She is going to bend her knees and stay super close to the cone, and then she comes to the other one at the other side, bending her knees, staying as close as she can to the cone. She can go around once or half. Try it again; bend your knees and sink down and close to the cone on one side, bend your knees and sink. Good, other way, and sink, excellent. Two more, staying close to the cone, lean in towards the cone, and last one, very nice, lean into the cone, good. Raya is using her shoulders very well, she is twisting into the turn. In hockey skating you need to learn how to take tight cuts, and so this is how we teach you, these are called forward hockey cut around the cone, staying close. Right now Raya is going to do a backward cut around the cone. She is going to sprint forward into the cone, turn quickly, and then stay close going backwards around the cone. So, I will show you and you follow, turn and cut, okay. Rotate in and cut, excellent. Now, rotate into the other side, okay. So, were going to go to the left, sprinting, turning over your left shoulder, bend your knees, and cut around the cones, and cut around the cone, thats it.

    One more time, when you do your twist into it, bend and sink and rotate around, okay, use your shoulders, backward cut around the cone, staying tight and close, excellent, good. One more time, other side. You can do these both sides; one to the right and one to the left. Inside and sink down low, good, those are backward cuts around the cone. Teaching hockey skaters, if theyre going forward they can quickly change positions, rotate and stay tight to the center, tight to the puck, backward hockey cuts around the cone.