I'm Clover Zatzman, here at the Ice House, and this is how to half flip skate. A half flip is one of skating's basic half rotation jumps that prepares skaters to learn harder jumps in the future. Such as a single, double or triple flip jump. The steps I'm about to show you applies to a right handed skater. If the skater is left handed, just follow these same steps but on the opposite foot and rotating in the opposite direction. The skater starts out by standing on their left forward outside edge and turning a three turn by pushing with their right foot and rotating on the outside edge from forward to backward. The skater is now gliding backward on an inside edge, standing on their left foot, with their right foot extended back behind them. And their left hand in front and their right hand extended back. The skater then begins to pick into the ice with their right toe pick, extended directly behind the left heel. With the left arm directly extended in front of the shoulder the skater will then draw their right arm to meet their left arm, while beginning to rotate at the shoulders. The hip rotation will follow. Because this is a half rotation jump, the skater rotates one half rotation from backward to forward, lands on their left toe pick. And then, pushes onto the right blade. Gliding forward on a right inside edge with the left shoulder gently in front to check the landing. If this had been a full rotation jump, then the skater would have landed backward on the backward outside edge. But because this is a half, they need to land forward toe blade. Having good technique and basic jumps helps build a really strong foundation for learning for advance jumps in the future. This is a very fundamental part of figure skating.