Ice Hockey – Skate Forward Crossover to Backwards

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gold medalist and Fitness trainer Geremi Weiss demonstrates how to skate forward crossovers to backwards crossovers.

    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 in figure skating. Today were going to be learning some basic hockey drills. Were going to be doing a drill on the circle that teaches a hockey or a figure skater how to go quickly from forward crossovers, moving backward in a turn, and taking right away some backward crossovers. So, Raya today is going to show us these three forwarded crossovers; jump and turn, right into backward crossovers. She is going to start; one, two, three, jump and turn, backward crossovers. One, two, three, jump in, good, one, two, three, jump and turn, moving right into backward crossovers and step into the circle. One, two, three, jump and twist, one, two, three, stepping in. very good. Notice how -- keep going, notice how her shoulders are always facing the circle and her stomach is always facing the inside of the circle, thats the drill. Keeping those crossovers moving quick, jumping and turning, keeping the backward crossovers moving right into it. Thats how Raya did a great job in her transition. She went from her forward crossovers into the quick turn and then immediately started her backward crossovers. Thats for a more advanced skater or hockey skater. Three crossovers, forward, jump and turn, into the circle, and then the backward crossovers to finish.