Ice Hockey – Skate Crossovers in a Circle

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gold medalist and Fitness trainer Geremi Weiss demonstrates how to skate crossovers in a circle.

    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 in figure skating for the US. Today were here to learn basic hockey drills. Raya (ph) here is going to show us how to do crossovers in a circle, but were going to add a little twist to it. So, were going to cross in front, and then were going to cross behind with our right foot. So, here we go. Hockey stick is in the circle and now Im just going to follow her, making sure her hands are twisted into the circle, watch her right foot crossed in front and crossed behind, and every time you stroke, its a big inside edge, push, excellent, lean into the circle. Lets go the other way, very nice. Left over right, that left foot is going to cross in front and behind, good. Crisscross in front, crisscross behind, good, lean into the circle, excellent. You can do them a little bit faster if you wish; front, back, almost like your feet are running, depending on your hockey skater, you can do them slow or fast. That is a basic hockey drill, practicing crossovers with a little twist to it, its a cross in front and a cross behind.