Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
I got on the ice first and took advantage of the clean ice to do some figures. I sped them up because as we know .. this is why figures went away. THEY ARE SO BORING TO WATCH! (Unless you are a skater .. then you can feel the effort it takes to hold an edge or stay within the tracing.)
In a few weeks we will migrate south for the winter and I hope to get some regular coaching on everything from ice dancing to moves in the field to free style - maybe.
Monday, October 12, 2020
If you ask me if I can do a three turn. My response would be YES. But doing them correctly, with strong edges and good flow going in and coming out with speed and control and extension !!! That is the difficult part. Videos of myself show me how off base I am, but somehow don’t give me the insight I need to correct them. Words are easy - but execution of any element of skating thrown into the soup pot of 61 year old bones (some with spurs) and joints (minus the necessary cartilage) - slows me down to a crawl sometimes. Progress does come, but not quickly.
Skated my first Coffee Club .. and possibly my last of the summer. There is only 1 more before they give up for the summer due to ice main...
As much as I am enjoying learning to ice dance and practicing moves in the field ... this was the best day of skating I have had in a long t...
With a gigantic sigh of relief, I am proud to say that I successfully passed my Adult Bronze Free Skate Test today ... and with no re-skates...