Skating Fridays

2020 Skating Goals

I’m back this week with a list of my 2020 skating goals. Let’s go!

  1. Continue to improve my skating skills and presentation. This goal is going to be #1 on my list every year. I want to continue skating on deep edges, with a strong posture and beautiful extension. And of course, I want to enjoy my program and allow the audience to feel my joy.
  2. Land a fully clean double toe loop. This year, I landed a clean double salchow. Double toe loop is next!
  3. Add 1 new spin to my program. I was happy to debut a new spin combo this year and hope to add another one for next season.
  4. Refine my jump technique. Towards the latter half of the year, my coach and I worked on adjusting my jump technique. While the strategy I used was fine for single jumps, it’s been a hindrance for doubles.  If I can get all my jumps to use the same technique, then theoretically, the doubles should be easier. Theoretically.
  5. Continue my mental training. Much like goal #1, this will always be on the list. Mental training is a journey, and I am only in the beginning stages of learning it. I hope that my muscle for mental skills continues to strengthen and that I can lean on it during competitions and other stressful times.

And there you have them. What are your skating goals for 2020?


  1. December 28, 2019 / 9:21 am

    Oh, Eva, what a great list of goals. (I may have to copy some of them!) Can’t wait to see your progress this year!

    • evabakes
      December 28, 2019 / 11:36 am

      Please copy as much as you want! And I can’t wait to see your progress in 2020!

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