Monday, May 29, 2023

Adult Gold MIF Test TRIAL

 Knowing I was not ready for this test my coach asked me to make a run at it. “Put on a skirt and run them without stopping as though you are skating for the judges or a virtual test”  This way we can visually see where my weaknesses are and maybe a few strengths!

This test would not have passed - even at Adult 50+ but it is getting closer.  I won’t be on the ice much this summer after today because I am moving and we have a busy schedule this summer.

I’ll keep posting any practices as they happen.  


Happy Summer.

P.S.  Thank you coach John Saitta for never giving up on me.  So many words of wisdom come out of every lesson.  It’s difficult to remember them all and put them into everyday practice. But little by little progress comes.  I’ll miss you most of all … to quote Dorothy!


Monday, May 15, 2023

Another Monday Lesson with the Master!

 I got an extra 15 minutes today and we worked a long time on back eights, double threes and a little on brackets.  I can’t figure out why I am struggling to make progress on these.  So much GREAT INFORMATION yet executing it is another story.


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Moves In The Field Practice Day

 I finally forced myself into a practice session to work on my MIF so I don’t show up on Monday without any solid effort since my previous lesson.  I found them to be super challenging without my coach reminding me what to do or not to do.  45 minutes isn’t much of a session.  I will have to try much harder.


Monday, May 8, 2023

Monday Morning Mishaps

 So great lesson last week.  I learned a lot.  Wrote it all down.  Watched the playback.  Then got busy packing for our big move and didn’t get another chance to skate until TODAY.  Ugh 😩.

Of course it shows but we press on. Coach John is so understanding.  He just keeps feeding the good info and well.. we do what we do.  Sometimes it pays off.  I hope to make some good progress this week as I hit some practice sessions.  

You may notice (or not) I am back on my dance blades.  Turns and twizzles are easier but ooooh the spinning.



Monday, May 1, 2023

Summertime Skating ~ Good bye to the Inland NW

 Home for my last summer in the Inland NW.  We’re making the move to Arizona permanent and heading South as soon as we sell our home and tie up loose ends.  

So glad to get a chance to get some lessons with coach John Saitta (not Santa as I wrote on my video typo) for a few months more.  

Goal:  Adult Gold Moves in the Field.  Live or virtual I hope to take this test before I leave.  I’d love to get a place on coach John’s Gold Medalist Wall of Fame!

If time allows I will get some lessons with coach Kendall for ice dancing as well.  


Last (regular) Dance (lesson) for the summer

Ok .. this is IT.  I’m off to the land of no ice rink for a month or so.  I’ll be back home a few times over the summer but won’t be able to...