2019 Skating Goals Review
It’s that time of year again for my self-review on how I progressed on my skating goals. Let’s get to it!
- Continue to improve my skating skills and presentation. I wanted to focus on skating on deeper edges, and making every movement have a purpose. I wanted to fully extend my legs, stretch my arms and learn to “feel” the music so I get lost in it. I wanted to tell a story on ice. Well, I know that this will ALWAYS be a work in progress, so I am never going to fully check this one off. However, I believe that this is improving in the slightest bit.
- Land a fully clean double salchow. Check! I landed a clean one on April 23!
- Add 1 or 2 new spins to my program. Check! I debuted a brand new spin combination for my local competition. Surprisingly, it earned the most points on my protocol sheet! I’m trying to learn additional features on other spins and would love to add them to my repertoire.
- Begin to learn a few more double jumps. Yes – I am in the midst of learning a double toe loop right now. It’s a struggle, but I am doing my best.
- Continue my mental training. Honestly, I feel like I went backwards a bit this year. I thought I was on the right track, but I had huge mental blocks at Adult Sectionals this year when I got dizzy and lost myself in the program. Sadly, it happened again at my local competition when I fell and forgot my program. It’s been a learning experience.
Overall, I am proud of the progress that I made this year. I hope to continue to build on some of the momentum I’ve gained this year into 2020 and beyond. Next week, I will be back with my 2020 skating goals.