Ugh. This subject is driving me bananas. I carry a small notebook with me to the rink and when you flip each page it has a small calender for the week on one side and space for notes on the other side. Perfect,I thought. Not so much. The calender side is too tiny to write much that is recognizable and the note side filled up so rapidly I am about three weeks ahead with the note sides filled out. I use index cards to remind me of current elements, warm ups, sequences and stuck that in the notebook as well, but they are not easy to access I had to clip them in to keep them from falling out... then I have a larger notebook I write in at home and more index cards....I am a mess.
I think the dream book for me would have a section at the start of each month to write current on and off ice warm ups, practice elements,and goals. Then a weekly layout to document lessons, skating sessions, and goals or achievements, off ice workouts, large enough to actually write in, along with a blank notes section to write tips and practice stuff learned. Maybe the days of the week could take up two pages and the notes section two pages. In other words, kind of like my current practice book but with more room and storage week/month sections.
I still kind of like my index cards for quick reference, a ring holder for card covers would be cool as a quick reference flip for different things.