At the end of each level's descriptions of tricks, the current fastest IL of that level will be provided to showcase some of the tricks explained.
Disclaimer: Some of the routes in the videos should not be used in SS runs due to heavy luck based gem routes. So learning routes is best done off of SS runs. Also, some ILs are out of date in terms of new discoveries and routing. These will be noted below the video if a significant change has not been implemented in the route.
Please follow this video for instructions.
To obtain the fire rod, you must destroy all skulls in this room. Instead of using bombs, you can simply walk over them to make them shatter.
To get the Links onto the ice platform, cross the room with Green and then reunite. As the Links float over the ice, press X to interrupt the process. Then switch to the Link(s) on the ice and destroy the skulls.
Note: You must be very careful with the movements since falling down most likely results in a very bad, unfinished skull pattern that requires timed bomb throws. For a quick direction change, rolling helps. Ice Physics in this game...
In the room with the ?-Platforms, you can do Gap Skip to get pass the first gap.
The second gap (upwards) must be crossed with a Wall-restricted Gap Skip.
A consequence from skipping the upgrade is that you have to step on 5 switches at the same time. This is possible by turning rapidly between two switches.
Note: The video only demonstrates the trick and route changes, but is not executed well.
Performing the L2 Fire Rod Skip makes this trick obsolete.
Usually one must cross the room with those colored blocks to get access to the Fairy. However, this room can be entirely skipped by performing this trick on the screen before.
Drop the Links near the ice block at the entrance, then cross the room with Green and position him next to the torch. Reunite with C-Right and then press X as Red is floating over solid ground. You want at least purple to drop down the pit and respawn at the door to exit the room quicker.
It is not necessary to ever obtain the slingshot here, since you only need it once to hit the switches, and this can be done by doing a jump slash off the moving platform.