Wow - what a week of figure skating. I was glued to Peacock watching nearly every program from all the senior disciplines. I love our talent pool. I have always been a freestyler at heart, but lately I am finding much more enjoyment out of Ice Dance vs Pairs or Singles. There are hardly any falls and the mistakes are often hidden. The innovative programs, holds, lifts, pair spins, tricks.. if you will are just stunning - not to mention the costuming and expression of the skaters. Just wow.
All that wow motivated me on Monday to try a little harder, but I am still so far behind the dance curve. I have so many fundamentals of dance and skating that won’t come to fruition - despite my visualization and knowing where my errors lie. It comes down to balance, core strength and solid edges .. all 8 of them. I think that is why figures played such an important role years ago. Nevertheless there are plenty of young skaters who don’t even know what a scribe is.
Enough said. Here’s my warm up, drill practice and 3 stabs at the pre-silver dances on Monday.