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Ice Skating Projects

If you are interested in participating in ice skating-related research with the BYU Biomechanics lab, please contact Sarah Ridge at or Dustin Bruening at

Figure Skating Jump Counter

We are working on developing a sensor that will help skaters monitor how many jumps they do during training. This will also provide important information about the quality of the jumps.

In collaboration with a group from Computer Science, led by Michael Jones -

Figure Skating Force-Sensing Blade (IceSense)

We are developing an instrumented figure skate blade that will allow researchers to measure on-ice forces during take-off and landing. We hope to be able to use information collected from the blade to help inform coaching, skating technique, training, equipment design, and injury prevention protocols.