Cross Training on In-lines
If you are interested in cross training on in-lines at Pittsburgh’s jail trail or velodrome talk to coach Larry. Don’t have in-lines? You can use your bike and try to keep up with coach Larry and Maddie as they exceed the jail trail’s speed limit! The outdoor season for in-lines is Spring through Fall.
Most Sunday on-ice practices will follow with off-ice dry-land exercises led by Maddie. Talk to Maddie about weekday after work dry-lands in the winter months.
Useful Videos of Dry-land Drills from US Speedskating
Even the best skaters in the world always go back and make sure their basic movements are correct. They practice and review all basic drills almost on a daily basis in their warm up or workout. Some of those drills also can be transferred onto the ice if you master them on foot.
“Basic drills are a great way to work on skating technique. I do a couple of those exercises every day before I get on the ice, to remind myself of the proper form so it’s easier to skate correctly once I get on the ice,” says Carlijn Schoutens, 2018 Bronze Medal Winner Team Pursuit.