Skating Fridays

Moving On Up For those of you who aren’t familiar with how skating competitions are broken up, let me explain. I tell people it’s like…

Skating Fridays

Crossfoot Spin I learned a new spin recently. It’s called a crossfoot spin. It starts off in a backspin position and then you bring the…

Skating Fridays

The Direct Linkage of Skating to Ballet Did any of you watch the US Figure Skating Championships (“Nationals”) a few weeks ago? I’m not sharing…

Skating Fridays

Just a Hair Short I’ve been working diligently on landing a fully clean and rotated double salchow. It’s been over a year in the works.…

Skating Fridays

Opting Out In the winter, there is typically an all-adult competition that I enter. It’s a great warm-up and precursor for Adult Sectionals in March.…

Skating Fridays

Double Salchow in the Harness I asked our skating director for a harness lesson to see if I could do this jump successfully. As you…

Skating Fridays

A new jump drill My jump coach used to have his skaters work on a drill where they grab the underside of their free leg/knee.…