Spread eagle (figure skating)

The spread eagle is one of the moves in the field in the sport of figure skating, in which a skater glides on both feet, the toes turned out to the sides, heels facing each other. It can be performed on either the inside or outside edges. It is commonly used as an entrance to jumps, adding to the difficulty level of that jump under Code of Points. It is most commonly used an entrance to an axel jump.

Iconic examples of the move

*One of 1968 Olympic champion Peggy Fleming's signature move was a spread eagle that led directly into a double Axel, which ended in another spread eagle.
*1988 Olympic champion Brian Boitano is known for spread eagles that are fast and held out with a deep edge.

External links

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