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.
Skate Ukraine launch
Today we're excited to announce a launch of Skate Ukraine – a new non-profit organization with an ambitious mission to fix the dire state of figure skating in Ukraine
What is a club system?
In the previous article, "What's wrong with Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation?" we got to the bottom of the problem of sports organization systems and briefly mentioned the club system, popular in the developed countries. In this article, we'll take a deeper look into the club sports system, learn the major principles behind it, explore how it works (or how it doesn't) in other countries, and debunk some of the most popular myths about clubs in Ukraine .
What's wrong with Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation?
UFSF governs figure skating in Ukraine and represents it in ISU. Its website boats about big achievements, Olympic champions, high moral standards, but if you look at statistics and listen to skaters, you'll be surprised how clear the degradation of figure skating under UFSF governance is. UFSF is often referred to as corrupt, rotten or outright "mafia". This article explores the topic and asks the core question – what's wrong with UFSF?