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Title: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on November 06, 2014, 08:26:15 PM
Gird your loins one and all. Time to list your goals for the next year!

Here's mine

Build up my core:
(http://barbtaub.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/funny-gifs-exercising.gif)


Get really good with Side toe hops:
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The usual weight thing:
(http://runeatrepeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/i-want-to-be-skinny.gif)

Watch this gif a lot, for no good reason:
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'n yours?
(http://www.survivingcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/New-Years-Resolutions.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: axelwylie on November 07, 2014, 06:45:58 AM
Place in the top 4 at Sectionals and skate in the Championship Gold ladies event at Adult Nationals
Consistently land my double salchow
Learn double toe loop
Significantly increase my PCS scores
Execute a fully extended split or split falling leaf jump

Much of this is pending my knee injury and seeing how it is healing, of course!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: jbruced on November 07, 2014, 07:55:05 AM
I just want to skate well enough to be in next years Nutcracker on Ice as presented by the local skating club.
For specific things to relearn again; one foot spin, waltz jump.
New things to learn; the beginning pattern dances.
Find a dance partner.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: PinkLaces on November 07, 2014, 08:26:36 PM
I didn't have any 2014 resolutions as I was injured the last part of the year and well into the spring. So......

1. Stay healthy/avoid injury.
2. Have a consistent off-ice routine to build strength and flexibility.
3. Pass ISI open silver FS by the Spring ice show.
4. Master my nemesis -the back 3 turns.
5. My reach goal: USFS Silver Moves by the end of 2015.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Neverdull44 on November 07, 2014, 10:12:42 PM
I hope to pass my bronze tests in January.
Compete at State Games in Omaha.
I think an axel would be nice, but I'll go for a 6 revolution camel spin & a flying camel spin with 5+ revolutions.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: littlerain on November 14, 2014, 09:26:28 PM
Can a mod sticky this thread?:)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: RinkGuard on November 14, 2014, 11:47:11 PM
Can a mod sticky this thread?:)

And done.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: rd350 on November 15, 2014, 11:12:41 PM
1.  Finally get my new skates (on order since 8/19/14) that will fit great and be comfortable!
2.  Get comfortable and be consistent with deeper edges, especially RO.
3.  Good height on waltz jump
4.  Get my salchow, and other singles well (working on sal now and it's low and slow, toe loop also and off a waltz only)
5.  Increase speed and revs on one-foot spins and progress spins
6.  Test! Pre-bronze?  I forget!  I haven't paid much attention to that of late.
7.  Find a drama-free coach that I click with.  (after new skates come - are they ever really coming?)
8.  Consistent and challenging off-ice training
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: littlerain on November 16, 2014, 01:07:55 AM

1.  Finally get my new skates (on order since 8/19/14) that will fit great and be comfortable!
2.  Get comfortable and be consistent with deeper edges, especially RO.
3.  Good height on waltz jump
4.  Get my salchow, and other singles well (working on sal now and it's low and slow, toe loop also and off a waltz only)
5.  Increase speed and revs on one-foot spins and progress spins
6.  Test! Pre-bronze?  I forget!  I haven't paid much attention to that of late.
7.  Find a drama-free coach that I click with.  (after new skates come - are they ever really coming?)
8.  Consistent and challenging off-ice training

Great resolutions! Hopefully you have a drama free coach now? Despite the skates not being ready?
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Meli on November 19, 2014, 11:04:31 PM
1. Pre-bronze MIF and FS tests (not going to make it for 2014).
2. Toe loop.
3. The weight thing.
4. Higher spirals.
5. Keep to an off-ice workout plan (I've already bought a mini day planner to keep track!)
6. More revs on the spin... would like at least six.
7. New boots.
8. At least two competitions.


Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: saje on November 22, 2014, 09:33:04 AM
Money is somewhat tight since I decided to go back to school.  My main goal is to continue to be able to afford the same amount of practice time and coaching as I am receiving now, since I’ve made so much progress.  Assuming I am able to do so, the following are my goals:

1. Moves in the Field:
2. Jumps:
3. Spins:
So, that's a lot...but I like to dream big!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Bunny Hop on December 20, 2014, 06:44:10 AM
1) Learn to be more confident on ice (carried over from....well, forever)
2) Pass the preliminary edges test (you know, that thing I've been working on for the last four years)

This may not go well!  :laugh:
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: skategeek on December 20, 2014, 09:20:18 AM
OK, so this year I'm dividing things up into what I want to do and how I plan to get there.  After June my job responsibilities shift and I have more time and energy to devote to this.  So…

1.  Pass ISI Beta/Gamma and/or USFSA Adult 3 and 4.
    Continue LTS classes; add a second class at my regular ISI rink or the USFSA rink starting in the summer.
2.  Improve general fitness- flexibility, cardio, strength/endurance.
    Continue stretching daily at home and after skating; sign up for a pilates/yoga class starting in the summer.
3.  Improve presentation skills, put together a program.
    Private lessons starting in the summer; aim for next year's NJ Basic Skills competition series.
4.  Increase confidence in general.
   Skate at least twice a week in addition to classes/lessons.  Fall!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on December 20, 2014, 11:32:29 AM
1. Get back on the ice.
2. Enjoy resolution 1.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: riley876 on December 22, 2014, 10:22:31 PM
1.  Get a significant amount of consistency and control in backward edges.
2.  Practice out *all* the fear in RFI3s. (largely I suspect related to #1)
3.  Equalise inline and ice skating skills.  Still rather more confident on inlines. 
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Jamie on December 23, 2014, 12:07:49 AM
1. Start landing loops from entrances that aren't standing still
2. Start landing flips and lutzs at all
3. Get 5+ revolutions on scratch spin, sit spin, backspin
4. Start working on preliminary skating skills for test
5. Flexibility
      a. Work on opening hips
      b. Improve my spiral position
6. Participate in my first competition in 10+ years
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: mamabear on December 28, 2014, 11:38:36 PM
1.  I did not succeed in getting down a 1 foot spin so I'll be making that a goal again  :-[
2.  Pass Pre-Bronze MITF test
3.  Participate in adult group for the spring show

The goals I set last year that I was able to meet were 3 off-ice workouts a week and 2 practices a week.  I've mostly met that and plan on continuing with those. 
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: fsk8r on December 31, 2014, 08:55:28 AM
Get something more than a basic position spin called in competition.
Start work on the axel.
And if I'm really luck take the next couple of tests.
But more importantly stay healthy (or rather recover from flu and then stay healthy) and have fun skating. Everything else is just a bonus.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Loops on December 31, 2014, 12:11:59 PM
So I had planned to do these in September/October more as a seasonal resolution as opposed to a New Years one.  But life is what life is, and I've only just now had time to put them together.


And for the record, I think AgnesNitt's resolutions to get back on the ice and to enjoy it are the best ever.  I hope they happen for you soon!!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: twinskaters on December 31, 2014, 03:44:31 PM
- Skate at least twice a week

- Start thinking positively about myself and my abilities, and remember that most of the people sitting around and watching aren't critiquing me, but either don't care one bit or are cheering me on.

- Be able to do forward and backward crossovers equally well (Where I'm at now: barely doing forward, and on the verge of tears doing backward pumps because, well, BACKWARDS) and get a decent spiral going.

- Get good enough that I NEED new skates, and then get skates that actually fit!

- Continue to support my kids in their skating and not become THAT MOM. :)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: riley876 on December 31, 2014, 04:04:54 PM
Additional resolution:  To remember this quote:

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus

(That said, not going to give up the push!)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ChristyRN on December 31, 2014, 08:22:42 PM
1. Get back on the ice.
2. Enjoy resolution 1.

I second yours and add my own:

3. Pass bronze MITF test.
4. Continue to work in scratch, back scratch and sit.
5. Progress from half to full flip and learn loop.
6. Compete again. If I can get my lungs to let me do a full 1:30 program.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Live2Sk8 on January 10, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
I suppose it is time to document my 2015 goals:

* Take and pass Bronze FS test
* Continue working on first three dances with goal to test and pass one of the three by December, either partnered or solo
* Compete in 6 competitions this year, 2-3 events each
* Choose music for a new Light program and have ready to compete in late summer/early autumn
* Choose music for a new FS program and have ready to compete (or skate in recital) by end of year
* If given an opportunity to skate in an adult group number again, go for it! 
* Continue working on all skating skills
* 3-rev camel spin; 2-rev back camel spin

Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: littlerain on January 13, 2015, 07:13:00 PM

- Skate at least twice a week

- Start thinking positively about myself and my abilities, and remember that most of the people sitting around and watching aren't critiquing me, but either don't care one bit or are cheering me on.

- Be able to do forward and backward crossovers equally well (Where I'm at now: barely doing forward, and on the verge of tears doing backward pumps because, well, BACKWARDS) and get a decent spiral going.

- Get good enough that I NEED new skates, and then get skates that actually fit!

- Continue to support my kids in their skating and not become THAT MOM. :)

Love those!  I always think people are judging me haha though I know that is not generally the case!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: riley876 on January 13, 2015, 07:51:50 PM
I always think people are judging me haha though I know that is not generally the case!

LOL, I bet lots of people actually are judging you! (and me and everyone else who stands out enough to be noticed).   People are just like that.   People distil quick impressions down to a snap judgement - and generally in a way to make them feel better about themselves.   Whatever!  I say.  Every [*******] has an opinion.   If you skate for the glorious feeling of skating it all fades into background noise anyway.

And yes, twinskaters, even this random stranger is cheering you on!  Go you!  In fact, go everyone!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Neverdull44 on January 14, 2015, 01:29:55 PM
Judging  . . . .

Eons ago, when I was a snot nosed, school-aged twiggy girl on the ice . . . I was "too embarrassed" to hold my arms out when I skated.    Coach Bob took me aside.   We had a discussion about my self-consciousness.  I was afraid that by putting out my arms, people would watch me . . .. . (i.e. they'd judge me).   Coach Bob asked me to pick out the good skaters at the rink, and to watch whether or not they had their arms out.   They did.    Then, he said this, "Neverdull, there is always going to be someone better and worse on the ice than you."  Then, he had me pick out someone who was worse than me.   He asked me if I constantly thought about that other person on the ice.   I didn't.  I said something like, "No, I am worried about what I am doing and learning."   He said, "Precisely".   

(In other words, everyone on the ice is pretty self absorbed.   So, get over yourself.   No one is really watching you.  They are worried about improving themselves.  This is a solo sport.  Be the best that you can be.   Cheer on the others in their triumphs and help them up if they fall too hard.  And, skate with your arms out.)  And, once you get being self-conscious out of your mind, you can really skate!
Title: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: littlerain on January 14, 2015, 05:48:19 PM


Yup, so true. People have quick impressions but generally don't spend a lot of time thinking about you further lol. Neverdull, I had those exact thoughts as a teen!!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: twinskaters on January 14, 2015, 07:03:51 PM
I know you all are totally right! I just have years of neurosis over this sort of thing. I grew up doing ballet and then was on the dance team in high school. The coach was a horrendous beast and took great pleasure in belittling people, including me. She would shout "twinskaters, you suck!!!" from the top of the bleachers and basically convinced me I had zero dance or athletic talent. Skating is actually helping me overcome this stuff 25+ years, later but I've got a ways to go, hence the resolution.  :-)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Neverdull44 on January 14, 2015, 07:20:40 PM
Twin skaters, I am so sorry that you went through this abusive teacher.   It sounds like she was like a cult leader and used cult tactics to try to get followers.    One of these tactics is use of fear and manipulation.    Chuck Stewart is a PhD and writes on "Ballet Cults", but his article is not on-line. I bet if you read it, you'd find some similarities in your experiences.    Humor me, and read up on the "BITE model of mind control" by Steven Hassan.   This type of mind control is hard to erase, and could, naturally, be the cause of your fears.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: twinskaters on January 14, 2015, 10:05:03 PM
Thanks, that is some interesting reading! I can see some parallels there, for sure. She was really a horrible person and apparently still is. She lives a few towns away and I always imagine running into her and giving her a good piece of my mind. Except I am pretty sure I saw her watching my girls goofing around and being silly in the nearby mall a few months ago and all I did was frantically text my best friend (also a dance team survivor).  :-\

Sorry to have taken this conversation so far OT! But I will keep working on this one and it is good to put it out there and feel a little accountable.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: davincisop on January 19, 2015, 01:52:06 PM
Alright. These are the goals for this year.

1) Pass Bronze Freeskate.
2) Pass Silver Moves
3) Pass Gold Moves
4) Work on Silver Free, test if ready.
5) Solid, 20 rev scratch spin and backspin
6) Land all singles
7) Start axel, does not have to be landed
8) Start doubles, do not have to be fully rotated yet.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: alejeather on January 22, 2015, 10:14:13 AM
Okay, time to document my goals for the year.

1. Land clean Axel in competition
2. Land Double Salchow
3. Land Double Loop
4. Start Double Toe
5. Pass Gold FS
6. Compete in my first Gold/IJS competition
7. 8-rev camel spin
8. Add IJS spins to repertoire
9. Pass Foxtrot and European Waltz
10. Add off-ice routine to my training
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: PhysicsOnIce on February 09, 2015, 07:51:17 AM
I tend to do my resolutions based on Season rather than year, but here are the ones for the rest of season 2014-2015 season;

Rest of 2014-2015 Season:

Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: CaraSkates on February 26, 2015, 09:08:43 PM
A little late but better than never!

1. Compete under IJS for the first time (even better if I get credit for elements)
2. pass Rocker Foxtrot (May??)
3. pass American Waltz (fall???)
4. pass Junior MIF (summer/fall??)
5. land 2sal
6. keep up with my off ice training and on ice stamina
7. start new dramatic program for 2016 season
8. just for fun, compete at 2016 South Atlantics (non qualifying of course). They are nearby in October!
9. have a blast at Eastern Sectionals and make new skating friends!
10. keep improving spins, especially sit and back positions

Ooh, that's a lot of tests to accomplish...good thing I like to aim high.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: davincisop on February 26, 2015, 10:04:59 PM
Alright. These are the goals for this year.

1. Pass Bronze Freeskate.
2. Pass Silver Moves
3. Pass Gold Moves
4. Work on Silver Free, test if ready.
5. Solid, 20 rev scratch spin and backspin
6. Land all singles
7. Start axel, does not have to be landed
8. Start doubles, do not have to be fully rotated yet.

Thought I should update this since I can't edit my post it seems. One goal done, two months into the new year. :D
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: rd350 on February 27, 2015, 05:54:50 PM
I don't think I did this yet.

#1 goal is to find a coach that I mesh with and can commit to consistent coaching.
#2 break in new boots
#3 solve boot issues
#4 skate consistently EVERY week
#5 Edges, edges, edges - get awesome EDGES!!  (Edge class is helping with this, especially when I can skate min. 3x/wk.)
#6 Turns/footwork - 3-turns (especially back>forward), mohawks, rockers, choctaws, twizzles!!
#7 Start thinking about testing > to be discussed and planned out with awesome coach once goal #1 is met
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ice.idk on February 28, 2015, 11:18:28 PM
I know I'm late to this  :P but my 2015 goals are...

1) Get new boots and blades  :WS:

2) Get a new coach that I connect with and like the way they teach

3) Get up to my double axel

4) Pass Juvenile and Intermediate Moves In The Field Test

5) Improve flexibility

6) Have a program that I love

7) Go to regionals
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Neverdull44 on March 01, 2015, 02:06:08 PM
I hope to pass my bronze tests in January.

Completed!!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Meli on March 08, 2015, 02:02:36 AM
8. At least two competitions.

Done!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: PinkLaces on April 16, 2015, 09:48:22 AM
I didn't have any 2014 resolutions as I was injured the last part of the year and well into the spring. So......

1. Stay healthy/avoid injury.
2. Have a consistent off-ice routine to build strength and flexibility.
3. Pass ISI open silver FS by the Spring ice show.
4. Master my nemesis -the back 3 turns.
5. My reach goal: USFS Silver Moves by the end of 2015.

First Quarter Update:

1. So far so good!

2. Pretty good so far: 3-5 days per week. My flexibility is better than it has been in years.

3. Not going to make it(show is next week), but I have improved a lot and am way closer. Things holding me back right now are: not low enough on sit spin, not enough revs on camel or backspin, and inconsistent loop on the flip-loop combo. New deadline is July 4.

4. They are definitely getting better. 3 of the 4 have good turn, but only a little flow out of them.

5. Started back on working on some of the moves: Power pulls, cross strokes, and big outside and inside edges to prepare for 3 turn pattern. I need to start on the spiral pattern again. I think that will help with my camel spins, too.  ;)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ice.idk on April 26, 2015, 01:36:58 AM
I know I'm late to this  :P but my 2015 goals are...

1) Get new boots and blades  :WS:

2) Get a new coach that I connect with and like the way they teach

3) Get up to my double axel

4) Pass Juvenile and Intermediate Moves In The Field Test

5) Improve flexibility

6) Have a program that I love

7) Go to regionals


Update!

1) Got Edea boots and pattern 99 blades

2) I have a new primary and secondary coach both who I love

4) Working on Juvenile Moves

5) I have an everyday stretching routine and I have been seeing results

6) A program is in the works - sadly I will have a late start in the competition season being that I was out for 4 months due to an injury
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Horseandpony on April 27, 2015, 01:45:44 AM
Haha I'm way too late to this, but I guess I might as well write it down somewhere.

1) NO MORE INJURIES. This year so far, I've had a sprained hip, two re-sprained ankles (my ankles suck from previous injuries and I fall funny sometimes), and a concussion. No more, please!

2) land my toe loop.

3) get an average scratch spin (at least 10 revs).

4) get an average sit spin (at least 5 revs).

5) start backspin

6) get really good three turns (forward and back)

7) NOT get new skates. (I replaced my previous skates after 5 months).

8) continue to have a good relationship with my coach (I have so much fun in lessons!)

9) hopefully get a job at the rink. (I'd get to skate for free, which means I could stop having 6 hour practises and eating peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast lunch and dinner three days a week  :-\)

But number one is totally the most important. :)
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: CaraSkates on May 28, 2015, 04:21:08 PM
My halfway through the year check in on goals....

1. Compete under IJS for the first time (even better if I get credit for elements) 4th out of 6 and a score of 24.42! I got +GOE on some of my jumps, one spin AND my footwork!
2. pass Rocker Foxtrot (May??)
3. pass American Waltz (fall???) Passed May 13th!
4. pass Junior MIF (summer/fall??)
5. land 2sal
6. keep up with my off ice training and on ice stamina Half credit here. Off ice is good, starting a new program next week so we will see about the on ice!
7. start new dramatic program for 2016 season
8. just for fun, compete at 2016 South Atlantics (non qualifying of course). They are nearby in October!
9. have a blast at Eastern Sectionals and make new skating friends! Made many new friends and had a GREAT time with my rinkmates.
10. keep improving spins, especially sit and back positions Half credit on this so far, back spins are still a work in progress but my pancake has improved enough we are going to try for 8revs by September.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Isk8NYC on August 19, 2015, 11:46:34 AM
Nearing the end of your year, skaters...giddyup, y'all!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on August 24, 2015, 07:18:48 PM
1. have edge pulls both sides
2. inside and outside back edges
3. two foot spins
4. both mohawks, even the side with the bad knee and the hip  bursitis that I haven't been able to do for *years*
5. waltz jump
6. bunny hop
7. pre-bronze crossover pattern including the swing mohawk without the double swing cheat
8. forward crossrolls like butter
9. and I can side toe-hop like nobody's business!

It's been an amazing year.
Hey, and I've still go 4 months to go!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ChristyRN on August 24, 2015, 08:22:35 PM
I second yours and add my own:

3. Pass bronze MITF test.


Met! I passed yesterday!!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: skategeek on August 24, 2015, 08:46:36 PM
OK, so this year I'm dividing things up into what I want to do and how I plan to get there.  After June my job responsibilities shift and I have more time and energy to devote to this.  So…

1.  Pass ISI Beta/Gamma and/or USFSA Adult 3 and 4.
    Continue LTS classes; add a second class at my regular ISI rink or the USFSA rink starting in the summer.
2.  Improve general fitness- flexibility, cardio, strength/endurance.
    Continue stretching daily at home and after skating; sign up for a pilates/yoga class starting in the summer.
3.  Improve presentation skills, put together a program.
    Private lessons starting in the summer; aim for next year's NJ Basic Skills competition series.
4.  Increase confidence in general.
   Skate at least twice a week in addition to classes/lessons.  Fall!

Updating with ~⅔ of the year done…
1.  Progress toward this; I haven't added a second class but I've been practicing a lot.  Backward stuff (crossovers, stroking, one foot glides) is holding me up but I'm seeing improvement.
2.  Daily stretching, check!  (well, nearly daily…)  Researching yoga and pilates classes but I'm waiting to see how my fall schedule shapes up.  Looks like I might be starting karate, which will help with some of this.  Meanwhile, I've been playing with a yoga app a bit (Pocket Yoga) and I'm liking it.
3.  Setting things up with a coach; still thinking about the Basic Skills competitions but might want to focus on just improving skills (see #1) for now.
4.  Been getting more skating in; looking forward to adult public sessions starting in a couple of weeks.  Still haven't fallen!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on December 02, 2015, 05:33:17 PM
Well, I've had a good year. I still have to conquer FI3 but hey, it was a good year!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: CaraSkates on December 13, 2015, 10:50:38 AM
With only a few weeks left in the year, time for an update! (And time to start thinking about next year's goals!)

1. Compete under IJS for the first time (even better if I get credit for elements). 4th out of 6 and a score of 24.42! I got +GOE on some of my jumps, one spin AND my footwork! Added a second IJS competition (and a new program) in September.
2. pass Rocker Foxtrot (May??) Passed August 19th! On to Pre-Golds!
3. pass American Waltz (fall???) Passed May 13th!
4. pass Junior MIF (summer/fall??) Still working on this - but finally feel like I've mastered LFI and LBO twizzles as well as LBO loops!
5. land 2sal I landed one on the pole harness that my coach swears he didn't help on. Hopefully I'll get it off the harness in 2016!
6. keep up with my off ice training and on ice stamina Off ice training has been good, and so far my on ice stamina has been good too!
7. start new dramatic program for Finished choreography, now to make a dress and perfect it. Debut planned for Feb
8. just for fun, compete at 2016 South Atlantics (non qualifying of course). They are nearby in October! Had a great time watching all the events and competing two program.s
9. have a blast at Eastern Sectionals and make new skating friends! Made many new friends and had a GREAT time with my rinkmates.
10. keep improving spins, especially sit and back positions Spins have improved a lot this year - consistently getting L1 with +GOE on my layback spin, back spins have improved a ton from just the summer and my sit is getting lower!

8 of 10 achieved, not too shabby. Here's to more awesome skating in 2016!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: davincisop on December 13, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
Time to update with 2 weeks left in the year.

1. Pass Bronze Freeskate - This did happen, surprisingly in February.
2. Pass Silver Moves - Nope. Still trying to get the 3 turns solid. Lost the back ones for a good long while, but the power pulls and crossrolls are stronger than ever.
3. Pass Gold Moves - Gotta pass silver moves first....
4. Work on Silver Free, test if ready. - Can't jump now. Knee arthritis. So testing freeskate is out of the question for the long term.
5. Solid, 20 rev scratch spin and backspin - Still trying to just get a 3 rev backspin. Scratch I think is close to 15-18 revs on a good day.
6. Land all singles - Had loop, then lost it, then knee arthritis.
7. Start axel, does not have to be landed - knee arthritis. This isn't happening for a long time.
8. Start doubles, do not have to be fully rotated yet. - See above.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on December 13, 2015, 02:13:26 PM
And, FI3 has succumbed to my coach's patience and my struggle to engineer the hell out of them.

So 2011 is done. On to 2016.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: riley876 on December 13, 2015, 03:23:44 PM
I am so far *hating* my 2015 skating year.   Only good thing:  no major injuries this year (so far).

For everything I get, I erase something else.  Particularly the battle between power pulls and threes.  Nothing has been sticking.   

I want the 500+ hours back that I've spend on skates so far this year.   Because they've been utterly pointless, and utterly miserable.   My skating year is a lemon and I want my money back.

Here's to 2016. *clink*


Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Neverdull44 on December 13, 2015, 05:44:07 PM
THE OUTCOME TO MY RESOLUTIONS

I hope to pass my bronze tests in January. (OUTCOME, Passed in early 2015)
Compete at State Games in Omaha. (OUTCOME, Didn't happen due to groin injury)
I think an axel would be nice, but I'll go for a 6 revolution camel spin (OUTCOME, Had some awesome camel spins this 2015, meeting 6 revoltions and in combination with sit spins & back spins) & a flying camel spin with 5+ revolutions (Outcome, Made 3 revolutions but not all that pretty).
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ChristyRN on December 13, 2015, 08:39:48 PM

So 2011 is done. On to 2016.

That made me laugh! Good thing I'm alone, because only the dog looked at me like I was crazy.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: AgnesNitt on December 13, 2015, 08:56:15 PM
That made me laugh! Good thing I'm alone, because only the dog looked at me like I was crazy.

I set my standards low and I stay there. If I meet them, I'm pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: saje on December 14, 2015, 03:40:56 PM
Here's where I stand at the end of 2015...

1. Moves in the Field:
2. Jumps:
3. Spins:

It's crazy what a difference a year makes!  I started taking lessons again as an adult just over a year ago.  In that time, I've almost passed my intermediate moves, gotten my axel and double salchow back, begun working on and landing jumps I never attempted as a teenager, and shown some serious improvement in my spins.  Hoping that 2016 will be as successful as 2015!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Live2Sk8 on December 16, 2015, 09:23:58 AM
My progress on 2015 goals - started out great, then turned into worst year of my life for many personal and family reasons.  2016 cannot come soon enough.

* Take and pass Bronze FS test -  I passed my test, first try, in January!  Was so thrilled.
* Continue working on first three dances with goal to test and pass one of the three by December, either partnered or solo -   Decided not to test; so expensive unless you want to compete.  All 3 dances improved, and I just started on Fiesta Tango and Swing Dance.
* Compete in 6 competitions this year, 2-3 events each -   This was good - competed at 7 competitions, and went to Adult Nationals for the first time!  Despite some devastating news the week before, I had the time of my life at AN.
* Choose music for a new Light program and have ready to compete in late summer/early autumn -   Yes!  Love my new program.
* Choose music for a new FS program and have ready to compete (or skate in recital) by end of year -   Yes!  Was able to compete 1x, and it wasn't horrible despite coach challenging me greatly, and will skate in a recital as well.
* If given an opportunity to skate in an adult group number again, go for it! -   Yes, and it was so much fun.  Had another opportunity but life intervened for most of us and we couldn't do it after all.
* Continue working on all skating skills -   Yes, although horrid experience with new boots and blades meant I went back to Snowplow Sam level for most of the summer.  They're fine now, though.
* 3-rev camel spin; 2-rev back camel spin -   No.  See above (new boots and blades).

  So grateful to be able to skate during this terrible year.  More bad news means I will be off the ice for awhile, but I know the ice will be waiting for me when I get better.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Bunny Hop on December 19, 2015, 08:09:57 PM
1) Learn to be more confident on ice (carried over from....well, forever)
2) Pass the preliminary edges test (you know, that thing I've been working on for the last four years)

This may not go well!  :laugh:
Well, I was right - it didn't go well! I do believe I have made a small amount of progress on point 1, but 2 is as far off as it ever was! If the rules allowed me to just test dance I'd already be testing. Stupid rules!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: skategeek on December 24, 2015, 10:29:00 AM
OK, so this year I'm dividing things up into what I want to do and how I plan to get there.  After June my job responsibilities shift and I have more time and energy to devote to this.  So…

1.  Pass ISI Beta/Gamma and/or USFSA Adult 3 and 4.
    Continue LTS classes; add a second class at my regular ISI rink or the USFSA rink starting in the summer.
2.  Improve general fitness- flexibility, cardio, strength/endurance.
    Continue stretching daily at home and after skating; sign up for a pilates/yoga class starting in the summer.
3.  Improve presentation skills, put together a program.
    Private lessons starting in the summer; aim for next year's NJ Basic Skills competition series.
4.  Increase confidence in general.
   Skate at least twice a week in addition to classes/lessons.  Fall!

End of the year… how'd I do?
1.  Haven't passed any of these but I've made progress toward them.  I think I could just about pass Adult 3 now.  Instead of adding a second class I've started private lessons.
2.  Did OK with daily stretching for a while, then got busy in the fall and need to get back to it.  No pilates, but I started karate in the fall, and I've been doing a little bit of yoga (Pocket Yoga app) maybe once a week.
3.  Started privates this fall; hoping to put together a program for late spring.
4.  Did ok with this starting in the fall; made my goal of skating 2 hrs/week on average for the year.  Still haven't fallen.  This is getting silly.

Now to work on my 2016 goals!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: alejeather on January 03, 2016, 05:45:19 PM
Okay, time to document my goals for the year.

1. Land clean Axel in competition
2. Land Double Salchow
3. Land Double Loop
4. Start Double Toe
5. Pass Gold FS
6. Compete in my first Gold/IJS competition
7. 8-rev camel spin
8. Add IJS spins to repertoire
9. Pass Foxtrot and European Waltz
10. Add off-ice routine to my training

I've not been around here much this year, but I've still been skating! It's been a busy year - I got a new job, moved apartments, got engaged, and planned 80% of a wedding. I've met some great skating goals along the way! But not all of them that I set out to at the beginning of 2015.

[y] 1. Landed my first (and only) axel in competition at ANs! I'm incredibly proud of that moment.
[y] 2. I started landing double salchow in November! It was a year to the week after landing my first axel. I really like this jump, but I'm not focusing on it a ton right now.
[n] 3. I did not land a double loop. I didn't work on it much at all.
[y] 4. I did start on double toe. My coach was really happy with my initial attempts, but I lost the feel for it, and quit practicing it because I just didn't have the time.
[n] 5. I did not even take the Gold FS test. I decided that I had more I could do at silver and wasn't ready to move up, so I'm staying another year.
[y] 6. I did skate up to gold in one event over the summer and got an IJS score. It was certainly eye opening! There were a lot of dashes!
[~] 7. I have done the occasional 8 rev camel. It's possible, but not constant.
[y] 8. I have made camel-catch into one of my program spins, as well as an 8 rev cannonball. That's a good enough start for me. I'm trying to develop some strong level 1 or 2 spins, rather than go crazy trying to achieve higher levels.
[n] 9. I did not take any dance tests this year. Because of this, I probably won't be competing in dance at ANs 16 :(
[n] 10. Um, oops. None. In fact, I got worse at even warming up off ice.

5.5/10 - I'll have some thing to carry over for 2016, but I think I may scale back a little!
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: ChristyRN on January 03, 2016, 06:54:13 PM
I second yours and add my own:

3. Pass bronze MITF test
4. Continue to work in scratch, back scratch and sit.
5. Progress from half to full flip and learn loop.
6. Compete again. If I can get my lungs to let me do a full 1:30 program.

3. Pass bronze MITF test. Passed in August
4. Continue to work in scratch, back scratch and sit. Not gonna happen until my grandson graduates from college. He's in kindergarten.
5. Progress from half to full flip and learn loop. Coach wants me to learn loop first. We started it after bronze MITF
6. Compete again. If I can get my lungs to let me do a full 1:30 program. Started walking to build up my endurance. I figure if I can walk a mile + in under 20 minutes, I should be able to last for 1:30 on ice, right?
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Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: Meli on January 09, 2016, 07:17:13 PM
1. Pre-bronze MIF and FS tests (not going to make it for 2014).  Scheduled for Jan 31.
2. Toe loop. Meh. It happens when next to the wall, but I'm otherwise a big chicken.
3. The weight thing. Lost a few, toned up a bit, not the progress I wanted, but given the circumstances this year, it's a miracle I didn't gain 50.
4. Higher spirals.  High enough to test, could still be better.
5. Keep to an off-ice workout plan (I've already bought a mini day planner to keep track!)  So didn't happen.
6. More revs on the spin... would like at least six.  Have more revs (still not six) and now have a scratch!
7. New boots.  Got em back in April... new blades too!
8. At least two competitions. Managed to do four.
Title: Re: 2015 Skating Resolutions
Post by: PinkLaces on January 12, 2016, 02:56:58 PM
I didn't have any 2014 resolutions as I was injured the last part of the year and well into the spring. So......

1. Stay healthy/avoid injury. Yes!
2. Have a consistent off-ice routine to build strength and flexibility. Yep. Did really well at this.
3. Pass ISI open silver FS by the Spring ice show. Nope, but I may be ready to pass this by end of Jan 2016
4. Master my nemesis -the back 3 turns. Yes to LBO & RBO. LBI is okay. RBI I still sometimes struggle a bit with.
5. My reach goal: USFS Silver Moves by the end of 2015. Yeah, this was really a stretch, but much improved all those moves.