Skating Fridays

Off-Ice Double Loop Attempt {Video}

Although I’ve been back on the ice (albeit in a very limited fashion), I have continued to work on my skills off ice. In particular, have found tremendous value in jump exercises.

You saw in a video I shared a few weeks ago that my off-ice axel improved ten thousand fold. I have worked really hard on my rate of rotation.

My coach asked me to try a double loop off-ice. Of course, the first few attempts were bad. I fell a lot, I was off my axis, and I didn’t get much more than 1 revolution. However, after some practice, I improved. Here is the best one I did:

I know that this isn’t all the way around, but it’s getting closer. This is the tightest my body has ever been during rotation, so I just need to be able to transfer it to the ice (easier said than done).

Earlier this year, if you would have told me that I could get this tight during a jump rotation, I would have laughed at you. But after this stay-at-home order, I’ve been able to do lots of things that I couldn’t do before.

If you are a skater, have you been doing off-ice workouts? If so, how have they been? Are you finding yourself stronger than before?


  1. July 10, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    So tight! So quick! Thanks for sharing this fun video and your inspiring progress, Eva.

    • evabakes
      July 10, 2020 / 8:03 pm

      Ah, if only I could do this on the ice, then Iā€™d be set!! šŸ™‚

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