Skated twice today. Public session where I video captured 1 run of my free skate program. I ran long and slapped another piece of music on it for fun.
2nd skate was a few hours later. Free style session on our rink #2 … colder, a bit smaller and it was crowded with club skaters today … the ice was great however. Since it was so crowded we moved back to rink #1 after the hockey players were done practicing. They cut the ice, but the hockey players left it really narly ….. I fell 3 times - it felt like skating on a pond. We worked on some "presentation" issues I have … like looking up toward the audience and the judges … stiff neck and shoulders ….
This has been an issue for me since childhood skating…. to quote my first childhood coach "you skate like a linebacker for the Rams" ….. he was trying to get me to relax my neck and shoulders and be GRACEFUL …. I wasn't privy to all the dance and ballet classes the other girls took. Obviously I don't have a natural ability as a dancer.
I figure … hey… I am a Bronze level skater… as I move up, so will some of this technique.
Anyway, here's my snippet from the public session. Time for me to start packing for Ontario!