I have been off the ice ever since the competition in Ontario. In theory - I leave for Boston on Sunday April 6th for Nationals …. All I can say is my skating will be interesting at best.
Here is what happened in Ontario:
One thing I learned about competition is that everyone ….(well 99%) get nervous. It's what you do with your nervous energy that counts. Had I not tripped on my blades it might have gone better. My first jump was a Flip. I slightly two footed the landing and that got my legs really shaking, so my spiral was not great and then my RFO edge lean was weak. When I did the Mohawk I tripped. When I got up (after sliding) I knew I would be in trouble on time, so I skated forward and tried to do a Flip.. two footed that…anyway, you can see for yourself how shaky the program was. Nevertheless I placed 5th out of 9. Wonders never cease!
If you received a tossie from me … you have my friend Penny to thank. She was up there on the balcony hurling all my special made tossies for everyone in the Bronze category she could.
Bronze Ladies FS4:
Skate #2 went so much better, but the program isn't technically that hard. There is only a Waltz Jump in it and a Camel/Scratch spin and a Sit/Scratch spin. I placed 2nd out of 9. I was thrilled and really surprised!
Bronze Ladies Dramatic 4:
The Light Entertainment skate was fun. Still I wish it were more polished. I have trouble ending my programs and holding still … gotta work on that. There were only 2 of us competing and I placed 1st!
So we went out and celebrated at In/Out Burger
Bronze Ladies Light Entertainment 4: