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Offline Hedwig

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Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 01:47:43 PM »
I am coming back to skating as well. I always thought it was a 4 year break but it really was nearly 6 years.  88)

Before that I skated for 2 years (started with the ripe old age of 32... never skated as a kid)

So my goals are:
- get part of my skating back. WHen I left off I could do crossovers, all forward 3-turns and jumps up to single loop (although not great), some spins etc

Goals now:
- backward outside three-turn
- better edges
- get at least the waltz jump and salchow back (waltz jump already works)

I only have another 5 weeks of ice before all the rinks close but I will do a summer camp in the Czech Republic in June

for the off season (1st of April - 31.August):
- ballet class once a week as a beginner
- running at least twice a week
- off ice workout strength training

and lose at least 20 pounds...

Offline dlbritton

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Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2017, 02:30:22 PM »
1. Pass Pre-Bronze MITF
2. Start working on Dance

Keeping the list short and sweet.

I have signed up for private lessons starting next Monday to work on Pre-Bronze MITF.
There is a test July 23 (doubtful) and August 27 (my goal).

I need work on my back consecutive edges, particularly back inside.
I feel pretty good about everything else, but my coach may disagree.
Working on USFSA pre-bronze MITF, PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor, PSIA Childrens Specialist 1.

Offline dlbritton

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Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2017, 09:51:44 PM »
Had my first private today. Very enjoyable. Working on pre-bronze MITF.

I am working with a new coach and she wanted to see where I stood so we started with perimeter stroking which she said was pretty good but wanted me to slow the pace a little.  We worked on the optional steps a bit, which I had not really gotten in Basic Skills.
Then we went to edges. She said my forward edges, outside and inside, were very good and controlled. Just a few tweaks for my inside edges.

Back outside were okay but I need to work on the initial push. Back inside were terrible as I knew. It is the push that gets me. I can glide on the BI edge once I am moving.

Next week we'll continue working on back edges and start with the crossovers in a figure 8 pattern.

There is a test late July but I don't think I'll be ready then. There may be a test late August which I am aiming for.

Probably going to go every other week but may bump to an hour rather than 1/2 hour.
Working on USFSA pre-bronze MITF, PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor, PSIA Childrens Specialist 1.