I had a lesson today at the end of the public session. Since today was a holiday the kids were out of school. The rink was pretty crowded and the ice got chewed up pretty fast. There was even a lady skating out there PUSHING A STROLLER with a toddler in it. Don't they have rules about things like that? Another pair of young boys were playing fetch with a skate guard, tossing it down the ice to each other. So I bobbed and weaved my way around the rink trying to get whatever practice and exercise I could amid the chaos.
The lesson plan today was to go over my Adult Bronze Free Skate elements and sequence them together. Pre Bronze does not require a choreographed program or steps that artistically link the required elements together, but the elements are supposed to be done in this order:
Jumps: Two different jumps, either one-half or one full revolution I am planning a Waltz Jump and a Salchow or a Toe Loop.
A one-foot upright spin (minimum three revolutions in position)
A two-foot upright spin (minimum three revolutions in position)
Forward and backward crossovers (either direction) Really happy I can pick counter-clockwise forward crossovers and clockwise backward crossovers! (The other directions need more work)
Lunge or spiral I am planning a spiral vs a lunge (because I don't want to scrape my new boots on the ice yet!)