Skating Fridays

The Harness and I Do Not Get Along I may have mentioned in a previous skating post that I have traditionally not used a harness…

Skating Fridays

Updated IJS rules and USFSA rulebook Coach S recently received an email from her local PSA representative about some updated IJS rules. I am not…

Skating Fridays

Selecting program music Other than working on skating elements, one of the hardest things for skaters is figuring out what music to use for a…

Skating Fridays

Death drop spin The name of this spin alone is enough to scare anybody. Seriously. Who names a spin the death drop? In reality, though,…

Skating Fridays

Duets Prior to last September, I had never entered a skating competition. My previous coaches tried to (unsuccessfully) convince me to skate in singles and…

Skating Fridays

Adult Gold Freestyle program elements Coach S is in the midst of choreographing my Adult Gold Freestyle program. Because it will be judged via the…

Skating Fridays

The Lutz The lutz is a jump that I have never been able to do correctly. My original coach was in the midst of teaching…