Activities Sports & Athletics Figure Skating Techniques Learn to Figure Skate! Share PINTEREST Email Print Learn to Figure Skate!. Altrendo Images / Stockbyte Collection / Getty Images Sports & Athletics Skating Lessons Basics History Gear Famous Skaters Inline Skating Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Jo Ann Schneider Farris Jo Ann Schneider Farris was a silver medalist in junior ice dancing at the 1975 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships and is the author of two books on skating our editorial process Jo Ann Schneider Farris Updated June 21, 2017 There are many moves figure skaters must master. This article includes links to lessons on falling and getting up on skates, how to stop, how to skate forward, and how to spin and jump. Step-by-Step Beginning Ice Skating LessonThere are certain things new skaters learn in beginning ice skating lessons.How To Move Forward on Ice SkatesThe next thing most beginning ice skaters learn (after mastering falling down, getting up, and stopping), is how to move forward on the ice.How to Stroke Forward On Figure SkatesOnce gliding on one foot and forward swizzles are mastered, a new figure skater can begin to learn forward stroking.Before You Try to Skate BackwardsThis exercise will help beginning figure skaters become comfortable with the feeling of moving backward on ice skates.A Lesson on Forward CrossoversCrossovers are the way ice skaters move around corners.How to SpinLearning to spin on skates is not easy, but is fun!Basic Figure Skating Jumps Every Ice Skater Must KnowThere are certain jumps that all ice skaters learn.Footwork Sequences for All Figure SkatersWhen figure skaters put a series of turns and steps together, they are doing footwork. The possibilities are endless.