Unlike ostriches, the emus cannot walk backwards; however it is not known why. Emus are known for their fast forward sprinting and distance running, so what does that have to do with backwards skating? Well, besides tug of war [which was an Olympic sport from 1900 to 1920], rowing, back stroke, and of course demolition derby, figure skaters spend more time going backwards then forwards, TAKE THAT ALL EMUS'!
I am loading today a new video on backwards skating but also remember to review the free video on my favourite stroking exercise because it has some important points about looking in the direction of travel while skating backwards. If we just had eyes in the back of our heads skating backwards would be "no brainer".
ENJOY YOUR WORK and SWING! Linda:}