Kiira Korpi – Positive and abusive coaching
In this Skate Ukraine Academy episode we're talking about positive and abusive coaching with an olympic figure skater, 5-time national champion of Finland, 3-time European medalist, inspirational coach and positive psychology practitioner, Kiira Korpi (@kiira_korpi). Joining us from New York, where she study positive psychology, we talk about reasons behind why abusive coaching culture is so established, how it affects skaters and coaches. We look at the modern science-based approaches to coaching, explore what positive coaching is and some myths around it, and look into successful examples of this new way of coaching in figure skating and other sports.
Why Skate Canada renamed “mohawk” and “choctaw” steps?
On October 28, 2020 Skate Canada – Canadian figure skating governing body – announced the terminology change. They’re changing terms for figure skating steps “mohawk” and “choctaw” to “C Step” and “S Step” accordingly. The reason, as stated in the announcement, is “decolonizing terminology and improving equity, diversity and inclusion”. We're looking into the history of this terminology and explain why this change is needed.
Yuliia Zhata to represent Turkey with Berk Akalin
A new partnership is formed between Yuliia Zhata and Berk Akalin – they'll represent Turkey in the ice dance discipline. Both are experienced ice dance partners who stood on national podiums with previous partners before.
Oleksiy Biletskyi – On components judging. Skating Skills
In this episode of Skate Ukraine Academy, an ISU judge Oleksiy Biletskyi gives us a chance to look at figure skating through the lens of a judge. And today he's talking about judging one of the most important components – Skating Skills. Oleksiy not just gives us insights into the figure skating judging, but also provides practical advice and examples of how to improve your programs, to achieve the better scores.
Чи вдасться врятувати "Льодовий клуб" у Вінниці?
Вже більше 12 років у Вінниці функціонує досить унікальна ковзанка і клуб "Льодовий клуб". Це домашня ковзанка дитячого хокейного клубу "Патріот" і групи фігурного катання, де займається близько 50 дітей. На сьогодні її існування під загрозою, і ми хочемо не лише розповісти історію цього клубу, а й розказати, в чому його унікальність не лише для Вінниці, а й для України.
Meet Skate Ukraine Labs
Today we're presenting Skate Ukraine Labs – a new initiative devoted to long-term research projects and experiments that can make an impact onto world figure skating.
Kseniya Chepizhko – What you need to know about work in show?
In a first Skate Ukraine Academy video, Ukrainian figure skater, ice dancer Kseniya Chepizhko shares her experience of working in an ice show. She talks through the most important questions, for everyone who plans to start their career in an ice show. Kseniya has been line captain in a world renowned ice show Holiday on Ice, and ready to talk about work in shows for hours. In this video she explains how show system is structured, describes cons and pros, tells how to find and apply the job in a show, goes through the most common mistakes of newbies and many many more.
Welcome Skate Ukraine Academy
Today we're happy to announce the launch of Skate Ukraine Academy – a platform for sharing knowledge and experience. For skaters and by skaters. We believe knowledge sharing is essential for Ukrainian figure skating to thrive. Success is a positive sum game – the more successful peers are, the higher chance for success for you. We're launching Skate Ukraine Academy to start building culture of trust and knowledge sharing among Ukrainian figure skating community members.