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2018 Skating Resolutions
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:34:27 PM »
Better late than never... here's a thread for skating resolutions for this year!   What are your goals?

(I'm also taking an alternative approach this year; separate post coming about that.)

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 12:35:36 PM »
My goals for this year:

1 a.  Skate more in 2018 than I did in 2017 (~185 hrs, 3.6 hrs/week).  Aim for average of 4 hrs/week
1 b.  Spend at least 1/3 of practice time on backward skills
2 a.  Classes and lessons 1-2 hrs/week
2 b.  Camps/workshops (e.g. Lake Placid or one day camps)
3 a.  Off ice training- XBX, stretching 4-5 days/week
3 b.  Off ice training- lunge/spiral/shoot-the-duck/spin (100 day challenges)
5 a.  Pass Basic 5/Adult 5/Beta
4 b.  Pass Basic 6/Adult 6/Gamma/Delta
4 a.  Basic skills competition
5 b.  Holiday show or other performance
6.  Stop whining about my skates, the ice, my ability, etc. and Just Skate!

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 07:28:33 PM »
My goals for 2018...

General:
1) Posture
2) Keep my head up and aligned
3) Get aligned over my skating side with hip in correct position
4) Power, flow, etc.... the usual

Footwork:
1) Back 8s
2) Figure loops
3) Turns: choctaw, counter, rocker

Jumps:
1) Correct my bad habits
2) Keep working on the axel

Spins:
1) Centering....
2) Get a consistent 4+ revolution back camel
3) Consistent combinations spins, particularly forward to back camel which I currently can't do at all
4) Consistent 3+ revolution catch-foot (any variety, I'm not picky on this one)

Other:
1) Consistent off-ice workouts (yoga, the gym, etc.)
2) Consistent stretching routine
3) Strengthen my core

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 07:34:22 PM »
Sit spin.
That is all.
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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 12:28:18 AM »
Some of these might be a bit ambitious, we will see...

2018 goals:

Footwork:
1) improve twizzles, counters, rockers
2) pass Adult Silver and Adult Gold MIF tests

Jumps:
1) consistent axel, 2S, 2T
2) make progress on 2Lo, 2F, 2L
3) learn split jump

Spins:
1) consistent flying camel with stars entrance
2) make progress on layback and maybe haircutter
3) sit spins that are truly thigh-parallel

Other:
1) finish splits, then oversplits
2) off-ice haircutter/biellmann position
3) visible arm muscles

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 09:01:28 AM »
Have a pair of skates that fit, don't hurt too much, and aren't broken down so that I can actually skate.  Anything else is gravy.

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 10:00:31 AM »
MITF:
- Pass Adult Silver
- Pass Adult Gold
- Get Gold Medalist Jacket
- Pass Juvenile
- Start Intermediate

Dances:
- Test Ten Fox
- Test European Waltz
- Get comfortable with foxtrot and fourteenstep
- Get the tuck behind
- Soft knees, nice flow, good rise and fall
- Look RELAXED

Spins:
- Get a nice scratch back on my dance blades
- Back spin
- Camel Spin
- Sit Spin
- Start combination spins

Overall:
- Get PSA membership renewed (just waiting on client paychecks then I can do this)
- Attend PSA conference
- Soft knees
- Better posture
- Deep Edges
- Confidence

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 12:23:06 PM »
It's been a while since I've set skating resolutions, but here's what I want to do this year:

- Put axel back into competition
- Get spins counted in IJS program
- Take and pass Foxtrot (and maybe European)
- Sew a skating dress
"Any day now" turned out to be November 14, 2014.

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Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 05:33:01 PM »
In no particular order:

1. Land a clean axel in competition
2. Skate “in the moment” without worrying about the past or future outcomes
3. Lift my head, extend my arms and legs (should translate to PCS)
4. Land a correct double salchow
5. Learn a new spin
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