Skating Fridays

Goals for Competition

I am skating in my second competition of the season tomorrow. Then I have two additional competitions in the next month. Since I am learning to be “in the moment” rather than focused on future results or outcomes that are out of my control, here are my goals for each competition:

  • Stay “in the moment” and feel each note of the music
  • Skate with joy
  • Execute my elements cleanly and to the best of my ability
  • Extend my landings
  • Clean up my transitions so they are less labored

If I am able to accomplish these things, they should translate into better results. Of course, I hope to score well, but I a judge’s opinion is not something that I can control. I can influence them by skating well and without mistakes, but it would be silly to say where I want to place or what score I am hoping to earn. Those things will come… with a clean and emotional skate.

I’ll keep you posted!


  1. Elizabeth
    February 25, 2022 / 5:26 pm

    Good luck! You’ll do great!

    • evabakes
      February 25, 2022 / 6:37 pm

      Thank you! ❤️

  2. February 25, 2022 / 8:26 pm

    Yay, skate with joy!!! Wishing you the best, Eva!

    • evabakes
      February 25, 2022 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks so much, Jo! I appreciate your support!

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