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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Singles Practice

Long overdue.. A session dedicated to my free skate.  I haven't seen my choreographer or main coach in a month --- since my meltdown at my last lesson.  Trying to lay out the framework of my new program on my own and let them tweek it afterwards.  It will save me a lot of money and frustration.

I'm currently working on the opening through the 1/2 way point.  The planned program content I sent into the competition says:

StSq
1F+1Lo+1T
1Lz+1T
FCCoSp

... In plain English that means:

Step Sequence
Single Flip jump + Single Loop jump + Single Toe Loop combination jump with 3 jumps
Single Lutz jump + Single Toe Loop combination jump with 2 jumps
Flying Change of foot spin (Flying camel + Forward Sit or Broken leg sit... I haven't decided)

Looks good on paper right?

Here's how it's unfolding on the ice: