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2022 Skating Goals

2022 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?


  1. January 2, 2022 / 9:36 am

    I like how varied these are, Eva! You will never be bored and you’ll always have a new direction to move in.

    • evabakes
      January 2, 2022 / 2:35 pm

      I am keeping these goals on things I can control and not on outcomes or results (like a specific score or placement). Hopefully these are attainable this year!

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