Alissa Czisny (see right), the 2007 U.S. Nationals bronze medalist, and her twin sister Amber, will be conducting a Spins and Footwork seminar at the Detroit Skating Club on Saturday, August 23, from 12 to 4 p.m. Alissa is one of my favorite skaters to watch -- her elegance on the ice, gorgeous spirals and beautiful spin positions make her one of the most popular ladies skaters around. (Below is Alissa's long program from the 2007 Nationals.) For the 2008-2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, she has been assigned to Skate Canada International.
The four-hour session with Alissa and Amber will cover off ice stretching and warmup, scratch spin basics, back spin basics, centering spins, sit and camel variations, layback spins, two-foot turns, one-foot turns, and putting all the elements together, while adding your own personal style. This sounds fun! The cost for the seminar is $80.00 and limited to 30 skaters who have passed the pre-bronze adult free skating test.