TRIA physical therapist, Meredith Bassett, and HealthPartners athletic trainer, Dani Benson, presented a variety of exercises for figure skaters for the U.S. Figure Skating Championship. They presented a stretching series, dynamic warm-up routine, and a muscle activation series that benefit figure skaters. 

Stretching series for figure skaters

  • Standing hip flexor stretch
  • Standing hamstring stretch
  • Standing figure 4 piriformis stretch

Dynamic warm-up routine for figure skaters

  • Toy soldiers
  • Walking quad stretching
  • Walking hip openers

Muscle activation series for figure skaters

  • Single leg deadlift/balance
  • Jump squats or jump lunges or star jumps
  • Skipping
  • Rotation jumps