On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.

Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.

It has now been 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Moves Practice and Lesson Plan Going Forward

It's always good to move forward ... As tempting as it is to stay at the Bronze level I feel compelled to try and make some progress and move up to Adult Silver and not wait until the end of the year so that I am so rushed to get my programs together.  Coach Berkley agreed and she was happy to hear I wanted to keep trying to move on.

First thing I am working on are the Silver Moves In The Field.

TR 25.11 Adult Silver Moves in the Field Test
Candidates must skate the correct steps and turns on good edges showing good form, continuous flow and strength, and preciseness to their steps.
1. Eight-step mohawk sequence
2. Forward and backward free skating cross strokes 

3. FO-BI three-turns in the field
4. FI-BO three-turns in the field
5. Consecutive outside and inside spirals
6. Forward and backward power change of edge pulls

One element may be retried, if necessary.
(Approximate time for test: 14 minutes)
Judging panel required: Three bronze or higher rank singles/pairs or dance judges who are certified to judge moves in the field tests.

 I feel pretty confident I can tackle these by the next test date at our club in July.  My 3 turns need some work and my power pulls and my 8 step mohawk sequence.

Here's how my first practice (before a lesson on Silver Moves) went: