Ice Hockey – Skate Circle Crossover Drill

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gold medalist and Fitness trainer Geremi Weiss demonstrates how to skate circle crossover drills.

    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, my name is Geremi Weiss, Im the US International gold medalist for figure skating. Today we are learning some basic hockey drills. These drill is going to be done in a circle pattern, Raya here is going to show us three forward crossovers forward as she rotates and jumps to the outside of the circle, then she is going to three backward crossovers and jump outside the circle. I want you to watch and notice how she skates and watch that her chest and her shoulders are always going to be outside the circle. She has got three crossovers, she is going to jump out with her shoulders and she does three crossovers, and jumps out again, good. Crossing one, two, three, rotate and jump out, quick feet, right into backward crossovers, jumping outside the circle. Keep it going, you can do it slow and then you can pick up your feet. One, two, three, jump outside the circle, good, one, two, three, jumping out and crossover quick, and jumps out. Do the other side for me. Make sure when you are doing this drill you always do one side and then switch directions into the other side. So, she is now crossing left foot, jumping outside the circle, good, three feet, two, one, rotate the shoulders, good. As soon as she lands that jump she is sinking that down in her knees, excellent, lower your center of gravity, catching herself for her balance, jumping out, good. So, thats a hockey drill, basic forward crossovers in a circle, keeping your shoulders, jumping quick feet outside the circle, and then backward crossovers and jumping out again.