Activities Sports & Athletics Simple Figure Skating Toe Jumps Share PINTEREST Email Print 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 January 26, 2019 There are some simple toe jumps that are fun and easy to do on figure skates. As a figure skater advances and hones skills, simple jumps are used to connect more complex steps and elements in a program. Bunny Hop Ascent/PKS Media Inc./Getty Images The bunny hop is a fun and easy ice skating jump. It is one of the first jumps new figure skaters learn and master. Mazurka Jump In the mazurka jump, there is a cross-legged pose in the air. Figure skating legend, Sonja Henie, did huge mazurka jumps. Today's skaters rarely do the large mazurkas that were once a standard for most figure skaters. Split Jump A split jump is a figure skating jump where the familiar split position that can be done on the floor is done in the air. Stag Jump A stag jump is a simple half revolution figure skating jump that similar to a split jump, but the forward leg is bent at the knee. Ballet Jump The ballet jump looks a bit like a ballet dancer dancing en pointe. Tap Toe Jump A tap toe jump is a simple figure skating jump that does not rotate and resembles a skater skipping sideways. The jump is similar to a mazurka jump, but there is no scissor action and the legs don't cross in the air. Half Flip Jump In a half flip jump, from a backward inside edge, the skater "picks" with the other toe, jumps and turns a half revolution in the air, lands on another toe, and exits on a forward inside edge. Falling Leaf Jump In a falling leaf jump, the skater glides backward on a back outside edge at first. As the skater begins the jump, he or she will turn and leap up off the backward skating foot. There will be a half-turn rotation in the air. If the skater wishes, he or she can split a bit in the air by scissor splitting both legs during the jump.