Back in the Bay
Hello all! I was back in the Bay Area last week and got the wonderful opportunity to take a lesson with Phillip DiGuglielmo, who is Alysa Liu’s former coach. He also happens to be a national technical specialist, so he really knows his stuff.
I asked him to work with me on double toe loops. He took a look at all of my single jumps first and gave me the ultimate compliment – he said that I did not skate like an adult! 😱
We spent some time going over some of the basics of how the double toe worked and then tried a few. Of course, I was nowhere close to landing it, but Phillip said that I should be able to land these soon.
He was such an encouraging and knowledgeable coach, and I am grateful to have learned from him! I am hopeful that I can land this jump some day.
I continue to be so proud of you and love the way you push yourself to learn. Yes you will land it soon.
Thanks, Cathy! You continue to inspire me!
Such great smiles from two lovers of the ice!