A favorite of many spectators, the Toe Kick requires both strength and agility.
Starting from a standing position behind a line, athletes jump with feet together over a stick, tapping it with their toes before launching again, and landing on both feet.
After each round, the stick is moved in four-inch increments away from the start line. When all but three athletes have been eliminated, the stick is moved in one-inch increments until there is a winner.
The Toe Kick teaches individuals to be light on their feet, and simulates the motion needed for jumping from ice patch to ice patch.
You can also download the Toe Kick video (13mb).