My rink is really cold. How cold? I don't know, but my fingers will go numb if I don't keep skating and pumping blood into my fingers. My medical chart actually says I have Raynaud's Disease, but I don't think I do. Perfect disease for an ice skater!
I warmed up today with a few laps, then did my entire run through of the Pre Bronze Moves In The Field and then the Pre Bronze Free Skate. I specifically wanted to try the jumps while I was less than warmed up to see the result. Result: I nearly fell.
I will have to wake up really early the morning of my test and be sure I am fully stretched and warm from off ice warm ups before I go out there. I got a few suggestions from my skating friends on Skatingforums.com Alas.. having a suggestion only works if you do it!
Raw video from the end of practice today just before my lesson. Waltz Jump (of course)
Salchow and a few Spirals.
- Complete run through of Pre Bronze Moves In The Field
- Coach Berkley's comments "passing", need more control on back inside edges, need to remember to hold for 3 on the waltz 3 and no two foot transition, started spiral sequence late
- Complete run through of the Pre Bronze Free Skate
- Coach Berkley's comments "passing", stamina getting better
Next week she wants to see what I plan to wear. I have prematurely acquired a collection of dresses in my closet, but they all seem too formal or have too much "bling" for a Pre Bronze test. On the other hand, who knows how long my AARP skating "career" will last. Maybe I should wear a little bling while I have the chance. I think I will go with the lavender sleeveless dress and put a black sweater over it for the MIF with white gloves.