Skating Fridays

Challenge Accepted

One of the teen skaters at my rink (whom we’ve given honorary “adult skater” status) came up to me this week. She wanted to ask for a favor, to which I happily obliged.

She asked me if I could join her in a skating challenge that her coach offered. She was tasked to practice landing 3 axels in a row (with no break in between the landing and takeoff of each). I said that I’d be more than happy to do it. After all, I have already been practicing my axel-tap toe-axels. Adding another one would be another fun challenge to try.

Shortly after my on-ice warmup, I attempted the 3 axel challenge, and I am happy to report that I was able to land all 3! Unfortunately, my phone zonked out at the time and didn’t capture it on video. I’ve been having phone issues all week where my battery thinks it’s at 9% so it doesn’t record video.

Once I get my phone back to normal, I’ll try to see if I can get this on video.  I did take a few hard falls this week on double salchow attempts, and thankfully I couldn’t get those on video for you to see!

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