Skating Fridays

If at First You Fail, Try Again

I can’t even begin to tell you all how much I fall on the ice. Some days I fall only once or twice. Other days I fall probably 10-20 times. It’s all a part of the learning process in skating, and unfortunately, those falls hurt. Bad.

I was attempting a death drop spin during practice one day and took an unexpected fall. As I was joking with some of my skating friends, I was really putting the ‘death’ in the death drop on this. Thankfully, it did not hurt as much as I had anticipated:

Fortunately, I was able to follow up this spin the next day with a more successful attempt. Although my back leg is still pretty bent on the spin entry (before the snap), it has improved a lot. I am maintaining speed throughout and not coming to a complete stop, so it is definitely making some progress.

Maybe one day it will be good enough to include in a program.


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