Skating Fridays

Working on Camel Spins

Ever since returning to the ice, my ankle has been hurting. I guess wearing flip flops for 30 straight days did nothing for my arch support. I’ve been slowly trying to break back into my boots, and it’s been a painful process.

However, my spinning ankle hasn’t been affected, so I have been able to work on my camel spins. I was able to successfully execute a few change of edge attempts (not very well) so here is one of those. If I am lucky and have a kind technical specialist, I might earn a level 2 camel spin for this.



  1. August 19, 2022 / 4:41 pm

    Nice catch foot spin, Eva! I like the speed!

    • evabakes
      August 20, 2022 / 9:07 am

      Thanks, Jo! I hope this spin continues to improve!

  2. Wynne
    August 20, 2022 / 8:12 am

    A month of flip-flops–I could not do that. I love how skating strengthens the feet and ankles. It’s not listed among cures for plantar fasciitis, but it should be. I’ve been away from the ice lately, and when I tried another balance activity (stand-up paddle boarding), my feet tired first.

    There is a lot going on in that spin! I wish my viewing skills and spin knowledge were higher so I could admire it better. Have a great weekend!

    • evabakes
      August 20, 2022 / 9:09 am

      Stand up paddle boarding is HARD! I tried it in Hawaii and kept falling off the board!

      Hope you have a great weekend, too!

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