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Offline FigureSpins

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2014 Skating Resolutions
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:10:33 PM »
It's that time of the year - examine your accomplishments, make your resolutions, set some goals and plan how to reach those goals!

2013 Skating Resolutions: http://skatingforums.com/index.php?topic=4289.0
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 10:23:47 AM »
1.  Take (and pass!) pre-bronze MIF and FS tests.
2.  Lose a few of those extra pounds so I look better in a skating dress for the above-mentioned tests.
3.  Improve flexibility and increase spiral height.
4.  Consistently perform a catch-foot spiral.
5.  Increase speed and stamina.
6.  Be a little more brave when trying new things.

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 11:53:13 AM »
1. Pass my Gold freestyle test
2. Get my axel more consistent and work on axel combinations (like axel-toe)
3. Work on double salchow
4. Add new high GOE spin to repertoire
5. Skate with more speed and power
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 01:37:13 PM »
Mine are pretty simple this year

1.  Pass gold moves (I did meet last year's goal of TRYING to test them, and did fairly well, aside from not finishing the test)
2.  Don't get hurt

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 03:09:12 PM »
My goals are pretty simple as well:
1. Miss as little ice time as possible after my surgery in January
2. Move up to Adult 4
3. Don't let my fear of falling/getting hurt hold me back so much

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 04:41:42 PM »
  • Take and hopefully pass level 3 pattern dance. (Riverside Rhumba and Golden Skaters Waltz)
  • Pass level 1 variation so I never have to do this dance again. Its been over 2 years now and I am seriously sick of it. :(
  • Manage the Willow waltz regularly without wimping out on the RFO 3 turn at speed.
  • Twizzles... that are proper twizzles!
  • Do some kind of competition or exhibition that doesn't get cancelled / not held in the 1st place!
  • Improve my spins.

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 05:05:18 PM »
1) fall more/ let myself fall/ not let my fear of falling hold me back

2) get my waltz jump back

3) complete skate UK

4) learn to manage my health

5) improve my spins and get a one foot spin

6) get comfortable with inside 3 turns

7) do a spiral

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 06:15:38 AM »
1) Be more confident on the ice (carried over from 2013)
2) Work towards passable preliminary edges
3) Start updating my skating blog again
4) Acquire a proper twizzle

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 09:22:44 AM »
1. Start working with a coach again.
2. Consistent backspin - Now that my blade is moved I just have to find the confidence, but they're suddenly getting there.
3. Loop landed on one foot
4. Flip landed on one foot.
5. Lutz landed on one foot.
6. Silver moves
7. Bronze Free
8. Start axel
9. BIG WALTZ JUMP

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 02:22:28 PM »
I never got to make skating resolutions the past couple years, ( or at least somewhere written down so I could go back and see ) so here I go:
- consistent axels
- begin working on double salchows
- test silver moves and freeskate
- more fluidity in my skating, maybe take ballet classes to help  :)
- improve and add more spin combos

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 02:35:26 PM »
*Finish ISI Basic Skills and "graduate" to Freestyle
*Get at least one or two consistent jumps (probably 1/2 jumps) and one or two consistent spins
*Skate a program in a show or competition
*Keep working on improvement in basics (stroking, crossovers, turns, stops)
*Have fun and keep enjoying the process
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 03:48:27 PM »
I think I'm going to keep this simple...

Starting in February when I get back from my trip:

* In addition to weekly group class, skate at least once per week, at least 3 weeks per month
* Start regular off-ice exercising, even if it's just stretching, 2x per week.
* Fall at least once so I'm not so scared of it. 
* Build confidence in general (not sure how, though...)

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 09:52:35 PM »
Consistent lutz
Three off ice workouts a week

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2013, 01:28:03 PM »
Resolved:

Skate more, eat better, and get skates sharpened regularly.
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 02:55:02 PM »
My skating resolutions are going to do with getting healthy again: starting treatment for my pulmonary sarcoidosis so I can regain stamina.  Along with that, my goals include:
 
~scratch, back, and sit spin,
~half flip to full flip,
~loop,
~pass bronze moves and start bronze FS program. (see previous goals) and
~possibly compete.

All of these are dependent upon my lungs getting better and the budget not going to h^(# after reducing hours to finish my degree.
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2013, 05:28:50 PM »
Finish Skate UK - am on level 7 now, so getting there :)
Don't be so afraid of falling - do things with more speed
Skate more shows/exhibitions
Buy proper protective gear to help with point 2 :)
One foot spin - little optimistic but I have a waltz jump so possible :)
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2013, 06:38:29 PM »
-Consistent axel
-Land double Sal
-Pass intermediate moves
-Pass European and Foxtrot
-Pass Gold FS (and Juv FS)
-Lose weight

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2013, 06:52:21 PM »
Stick with my blog and build my audience--although I may have maxed out the adult learner audience. (Do I actually have Russian readers? And what's with the French readers? Do these countries even have adult skaters?)

Get my FI3 back.

Maybe possibly, just maybe, get a BO3.

I'm setting my goals low, so far I've never made a resolution ever!
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2013, 08:06:10 PM »
1. Test and pass Pre-Bronze Freeskate so that I can compete at that level
2. Get my backspin more consistent
3. Be able to do a sit spin
4. Work on my loop and learn to do a full-rotation flip
5. Skate in more competitions

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2013, 09:59:32 PM »
Oh dear, I only managed 2 out of 5 last year.  Let's see for this year....

1) Get a 1 foot spin down
2) Stretch 5 times a week
3) Practice at least twice a week
4) Have the Waltz 8 down

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2013, 02:05:12 AM »
Stick with my blog and build my audience--although I may have maxed out the adult learner audience. (Do I actually have Russian readers? And what's with the French readers? Do these countries even have adult skaters?)


There's loads of adult skaters in France and Russia. They host a lot of the European adult competitions.

And I love the blog and your take on rink behavior/politics. My coach had a laugh at your holiday show post and was showing it around the rink.
It was just soooo true.

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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2013, 11:37:02 AM »
Complete Adult 4-6 in the next 12 months.
During ski season practice 1 1/2 hours a week on full ice at home and 1/2 hour on tiny ice at ski resort.
After ski season practice 2 1/2 hours a week at home.
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2013, 07:16:20 PM »
There's loads of adult skaters in France and Russia. They host a lot of the European adult competitions.

And I love the blog and your take on rink behavior/politics. My coach had a laugh at your holiday show post and was showing it around the rink.
It was just soooo true.

Thanks for the good vibes! I always need more readers!
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2013, 09:19:00 PM »
This may be a bit ambitious but I like to aim high!  :)

1. clean axel in competition
2. land 2sal
3. pass Juvenile FS
4. pass Gold FS
5. pass Junior MIF
6. pass Tango & Rocker Foxtrot
7. compete at Adult Sectionals
8. improve back/flying camel spins
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Re: 2014 Skating Resolutions
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2014, 04:11:49 AM »
Ooh, a couple more for my list:

Skate, and have a lesson, at least once a week
Blog more and build my readership
Lose all the weight I need to, so my mum can keep her promise of buying me a skating dress when I reach my goal weight :)
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