Learn to Skate USA, the premier source for all things figure skating, has teamed up with Rink Tank Interactive to bring you the ' Learn to Skate USA 'Skate Coach' app series for iOS!
The Skate Coach app series was designed to help skaters, parents, instructors and officials understand the standards set for the Basic Skills Program through the use of high definition video examples.
The Adult 1-6 app is designed for the beginner adult skater. The goal is to promote fitness & improve balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques.
Whether in the comfort of your own home, traveling to the rink or during practice, you will always have a Skate Coach in your pocket!
DISCLAIMER: Participating in ice skating has inherent risks, but with good technique and sound equipment these risks are mitigated. While the Skate Coach app series provides examples of skills performed correctly, they are NOT meant to supplement professional skating instruction! Improper use of the Skate Coach apps could result in bodily harm! Please do not attempt these maneuvers while holding an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on the ice. Learn to Skate USA and Rink Tank Interactive are not responsible for injuries resulting from (direct or indirect) use of these apps.
Welcome to the newly redesigned Learn to Skate USA 'Skate Coach' Adult 1-6 app! We have completely refilmed all of the videos, and we have a new curriculum as well to better reflect a more natural progression for Adult skaters! Enjoy!
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent Supplement to Group Lessons
I completed Adult 2-6 and this app was super helpful when practicing during public skating sessions. There is no substitute for an actual coach, but this app was a great reference outside of lessons.
This app has been recently updated to reflect the revised USFS Adult 1-6 curriculum instead of Adult 1-4. All of the videos have been redone, and the minor bugs mentioned in older reviews have been smacked. This is not a substitute for a coach, of course, but as a slow-learning adult skater I love being able to see all of the basic skills demonstrated. The verbal descriptions of the skills are also incredibly helpful.
Waste of Money
I hardly even know where to begin. Many of the Adult 1 videos are just wrong. The "forward strides" are really pretty nice forward stroking. The "curves" are actually serious slaloms. I'm not going to spend time critiquing the other levels, and I'll cut this short with the news that the "fix" for the falling and recovery is a complete failure, as the attempt to watch pops one out of the app. Some fix!
The Basic 1-8 and Freestyle apps are pretty accurate and have been helpful, but pass on this one. It's just a waste of your $2.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.