Usually performed in the women's division only, the skater spins in an upright position. As the speed of spin increases, she drops her head and shoulders backwards, arching her back. Skaters often use different arm and leg variations with this spin.
Generally performed by women, the layback spin is a variant of the upright spin. The skater arranges her arms in a circle in front of her body, arches her back, and looks toward the ceiling while spinning.
A spin on which the back is arched and the head and shoulders lie back.
A one-foot upright spin in which the free leg is slightly bent and extended to the rear, the back is arched, and the shoulders and head held as far back as possible.
A layback is a spin in figure skating in which the torso is bent backwards and the free leg is lifted toward the back, typically in an attitude position.