Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Ina .... Where Are You ???

Had my first lesson in a few months with my choreographer.  We talked about my new music for a Silver Free Skate program I plan to start working on -  We hit the ice and started working on some things I can't do well yet:

  • Straight line (flat or outside edge) Ina Bauer
  • COE (change of edge) spirals
  • Hydroglides
  • Clamshell Spiral 
As soon as I got off the ice I knew it was time for the gym and time for the hot tub~!


  1. I haven't heard of a clamshell spiral, don't see the term elsewhere online either. You have a nice outside spread eagle, seems like that means you will get there with the Ina Bauer too. I agree with your choreographer, nice spin! Your camels are very nice.

  2. Very nice camel/comb spins! I know you will concur the Ina Bauer! It looks like your arms are causing the curve. Something of which I know quite well...

    I finally concurred the mohawk this week. Its just holding those arm/shoulder positions correctly upon exit I am having trouble with because I am not "curving" but exiting in a straight line...or sometimes I exit into a back inside edge loop because I've curved too much...my coach is bringing in the flex bands next week for me to hold while I skate, just to get the arm/shoulder positions so I can hold the exit better.

    Don't know if you can work with the flex bands, but it may help hold that Ina Bauer straight :)


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