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Improving Ice Skating Balance

Adam Drybrough, a self-employed business and government relations consultant in Canada, spent several years participating in ice skating championships. Placing within the top 20 for ice dancing during the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Canadian National Championships, Adam Drybrough has skated in both the junior and senior level events.

All types of ice skaters rely on their balance to perform various maneuvers on the ice. Below are just a few off-ice exercises to help skaters improve their balance:

- Skating hops: From the skating stance, skaters should bend forward at the hips until their torso is parallel to the floor. Then, while bending the knees, skaters balance their body weight on their right foot. The left foot should be resting roughly one foot behind the right foot and the body should be close to the floor. By pushing off the floor and hopping forward, skaters transfer their weight to the left foot. At the same time, their left arm moves backward while the right arm moves forward to ma…

About Adam Drybrough

A former competitive ice dancer, Adam Drybrough partnered with his sister Colleen, and they placed highly at three consecutive Canadian Figure Skating Championships. After retiring from ice dancing in the mid-2000s, he was looking for another field in which to apply himself when he began talking to a friend who had found considerable success as a real estate investor. Adam Drybrough was inspired to acquire several high-end apartment properties and quickly found that he could make more money by furnishing the apartments before renting them out.

This discovery led to the development of his own real estate company, a provider of luxury residential accommodations that primarily catered to senior business executives in urban settings. Under Adam Drybrough’s direction as its president, the company ultimately expanded to make investments in such commercial and retail properties as the Flatiron Restaurant and Bar and the Chiasso Coffee Company in downtown Calgary.

Mr. Drybrough has served as …