I did see my skating friend Jill who is bravely skating at 76 years young! Another helmet wearer. I suppose if I am still alive and skating at 76 I too will wear a helmet at that point! She skates very gracefully and loves to practice figure eights. She used to skate with Holiday On Ice (circa 1958).
Today I went to the rink to watch some of the girls from the Lilac Figure Skating Club test. There was one younger adult who tested Intermediate and passed. I overheard she was judged on the "standard track" and not on the "adult track". She was very pleased indeed. I watched the young girls testing Pre-Juvenile on the standard track. Those moves bear the closest resemblance to my next test which will be Adult Silver Moves In The Field. Hopefully I can shoot for January 2013.
LBI cross forward and RFI. The skater should maintain a march cadence (one beat per step). Between the circles is a two-beat left foot transition. The sequence is then repeated twice in the opposite direction. Introductory steps are optional. This move may start in either direction. Focus: Quickness, continuous flow and strength
Forward cross strokes will be skated for one length of the rink and backward
cross strokes skated for the second length of the rink. Introductory steps and end
patterns are optional. This move may start on either foot. Focus: Continuous flow and strength
On the second length of the rink the skater will perform LFI RBO three-turns. Introductory steps and end sequence are optional. This move may start on either foot. Focus: Edge quality
will be skated for the first length of the rink. Forward crossovers may be utilized
(optional) around the end of the rink. Forward inside edge spirals will be skated
for the second length of the rink. The exact number of spirals will depend on the
size of the rink and the strength of the skater, however a minimum of four spirals
down each length of the rink must be skated. The extended leg in the spiral should
be held at hip level or higher. Introductory steps are optional. Focus: Extension and edge quality