Friday, September 19, 2014

Skating Fridays

"Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better"

Last weekend was our local skating competition. Since my meniscus injury is still healing (over 4 months now), I opted out of the freestyle program to focus on my rehab and take things slowly. I occasionally get some pain when I try a cannonball spin or do a sit spin combination, so I didn't want to push things too hard.

Instead of the freestyle event, I skated a duet with my friend K. Last year we did a hilarious Nancy and Tonya program that we considered resurrecting at a future competition. This year we wanted to do another fun routine and chose "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" from Annie Get Your Gun. We thought it would be entertaining if one of us was an amazing spinner while the other was an amazing jumper.

We performed this a few days before the competition, and it was a big hit. The judges seemed to like it too, as they placed us 1st (out of 1, since we had no competition... but at least we didn't lose to "the book" and place 2nd). In fact, after the duets were done, one judge walked by us and started singing our music! The audience absolutely loved this performance as well, and we had a blast skating it. We had so much fun performing this program that we may keep it for some upcoming competitions. It really was a hoot!

I'm sharing the exhibition video since I didn't skate as well during the competition itself. I was cold and hadn't been on the ice, so my skills were a bit shaky.

Enjoy!


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