2022 Skating Goals
It’s hard to believe that 2022 is right around the corner. As I have in previous years, I am sharing my 2022 goals with you all. This keeps me accountable for all the things I want to accomplish in the next year.
These are listed in no particular order:
- Continue working on skating skills. I want to keep working on Moves in the Field and get them test-ready by the end of 2022 (and possibly into 2023). I am hoping that this will translate to better performance and presentation during competitions. Theoretically, if I have cleaner and more difficult transitions, that should improve my overall score (assuming I execute them well, of course). I also want to keep working on my storytelling skills on ice, which is part of the PCS.
- Strengthen my spins. I’ve learned many new spins and variations but they aren’t consistent. I want to work on strengthening them so that they can be automatic during competitions.
- Fine-tune my mental game on my axels. The nervousness I used to experience is much improved, but I am still having significant problems with my axels. I can execute these during practice (in a non-competition week). However, during competition, it completely disappears. I want to find out a good way to manage the stress and anxiety on my axels so that I can execute them correctly.
- Land more double jumps. Again, I am not specifying which ones since I’d be tickled if it was something other than a double salchow. But, because my double salchow isn’t consistent yet, I’ll still be happy if I can land more of these on a regular basis.
- Properly execute a death spiral (pairs skating). My pairs partner and I have been working on this element, and it’s not quite there yet. I understand that this more of a joint goal with my pairs partner, but I know that I am accountable for more than half of the element. My hope is that in 2022, we can figure out how to do this element correctly and include it in a program.
What goals do you have for 2022?