Friday, June 1, 2018

Skating Fridays

2018 Mid-Year Skating Goals Check-In


It's June (ahhhh!!), which means it's time to check in and see how I am progressing towards my 2018 goals. Let's take a look, shall we?


  1. Improve my presentation on the ice: My goal was to have a straightened back, extended free leg, "come up" after a spin or jump element, "feel" the music, and keep my chin and eyes up. I believe I made improvements here over the end of the season (which concluded in March for me), and it reflected in my PCS. I know there is still a lot of work to do here, but I do feel more in tune with the ice. I'll call this still a work in progress.
  2. Skate in the moment during competition: My hope was to be in the present and enjoy what I am doing. At Sectionals this year, I did just that. I was not focused on outcomes and truly was out there to enjoy myself and be in the moment. This was such a huge accomplishment for me, and I hope to continue to employ this technique. Although this will always be a work in progress, I did successfully execute this at least twice this year.
  3. Land a clean Axel in competition: My only goal was to be able to land this jump cleanly during a competition - that meant a clean takeoff with full rotation. Much to my surprise and delight, I landed not only one, but TWO clean axels at Sectionals this year! Check this one off the list! And let's hope I continue to make this a habit!
  4. Successfully execute a correct double salchow: This is still a work in progress, as you've all been seeing in my occasional updates and videos. I am making improvements and am now only 1/4 rotation short.
  5. Check off at least one more spin off Coach B's spin pyramid: We're just starting a few other basic spins positions to get them solid before moving on to difficult variations. So this one is on hold for now.

All in all, I'd like to say that I'm having a successful year so far. If I continue to work my hardest, I can hopefully get the remaining goals checked off by December!

How are you progressing on your goals this year?

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