Monday, March 3, 2014

M-m-m-m-onday. Me? N-n-n-n-ervous?

No way.  I feel confident.  Strong.  Ready.

…….  hahahahahahahaha

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!


4 comments:

  1. I'm nervous too! I had a horrid practice yesterday. Couldn't do a spin that's in all 3 of my programs, and one of my jumps is non-existent. I am not trusting my edges. Can't wait to watch you skate this weekend and to re-meet you! I love the 'Come Fly With Me' program and your costume!

    Melissa (met you in audience at AN)

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  2. Hi Melissa ... Looking forward to meeting you again too.... just breathe... that's what I keep telling myself!

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  3. Good luck, Diane! You will do great! =)

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