How to Do Backwards Crossovers on Ice


Backwards crossovers can be hard...especially on ice! This article can teach you how to perform a backwards crossover, so you can become better at it.

Part 1

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Keep your head up, and bend your knees.

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Keep your arms up and hug the circle. The arm further from the center of the circle should be in front of you, and the arm closer to the center should be behind you. If possible, look over your shoulder to make sure you do not hit anyone behind you.

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Extend the outside foot, and pump the leg with force so that you can hear a clean edge. Keep your back straight, and put all your weight on the inside foot. Unlike forward crossovers, do not lift your outside leg.

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Push this leg with force. Replace this leg back into the inside of the circle.

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The more you practice, the easier and more graceful your backwards crossovers will get.

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Both directions are necessary for later skills such as spins and jumps. Practice both directions equally.