Skating Fridays

Exhibition Last week, I performed a skating exhibition after Learn to Skate. I didn’t do my best and was disappointed in my performance. But, I…

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…