Friday, December 12, 2014

Skating Fridays

2014 Skating Goals Progress Report

As the year starts to wind down, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my 2014 skating goals and see how I progressed towards them.
  1. Pass the Adult Gold Freestyle test - Done! I passed this in January 2014.
  2. Get the axel more consistent and fully correct - Still a work in progress, though it has made drastic improvements
  3. Work on an axel combination (like axel-loop, axel-toe, etc) - Yup! I had an axel-toe in my program at Adult Nationals and have an axel-toe loop-loop in an upcoming program
  4. Work on a double salchow and/or double toe loop - We worked on this during the summer and I actually landed one in August. I haven't worked on it since getting new skates though.
  5. Add a high level GOE spin to my repertoire (like sit-cannonball for 8-back tuck) - I'm still refining these. I have two new spin combinations, and if I can execute these correctly, one will (hopefully) be a Level 3 spin and the other a Level 2. Coach B thinks the Level 3 spin is pretty solid, so that makes me happy.
  6. Skate with more power and speed - While I made improvements on this front, it wasn't until I got new boots and blades that I could really feel a difference. And I know this has gotten better since several coaches have commented on my quickness on the ice. I have not competed in an IJS event since Adult Nationals, so I have no scores to prove any progress. Maybe next year.
I'll list out my 2014 accomplishments and 2015 goals in separate posts, so stay tuned for that.

If you are a skater, how did you progress on your 2014 goals?

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