The Skate Spinner is a figure skating or dance training device that scientifically simulates the skating blade on the ice and enables skaters and dancers to practice spins, turns, jumps, and good basic figure skating or dance positions. Use of the Skate Spinner will improve your balance, ability to centre spins, air position and the mechanics of turns.
Each Skate Spinner comes with an illustrated instruction manual. Made of durable hard plastic and works on any smooth surface. The surface fits a shoe perfectly, in addition with the new Skate Spinner Tape it can be used with sneakers or bare foot. Designed by a former world and Olympic competitor, professional skater and coach, and constructed by engineers using computer technology. The bottom of the Skate Spinner simulates the skating blade profile to mimic the technique of the skating foot – finding the sweet spot in the spinning position or rolling action during take offs.
About the Coach: Zdenek Pazdirek was born in Czechoslovakia. He was the 2 time Czechoslovakian Figure Skating Champion in 1974 and 1975. In 1970 – 1976 represented Czechoslovakia at the European and World Championships, and in 1976 at the Innsbruck Olympics. Zdenek then skated professionally with Holiday on Ice from 1981-1989.
Since 1989, Zdenek has lived and coached students of all levels in Canada. He designed Skate Spinner in 1989. He is NCCP level 3 certified. Zdenek has also conducted many on ice and off ice seminars in Canada.