Skating Fridays

Final Notes and Thoughts from Skating Competition Seminar

Nick Perna and Doug Webster also led some sessions with us, but I will not be typing them up. Doug’s advice was similar to what he shared with us at the G2C Seminar that I recapped previously.  Nick talked to us about boots and blades, and it was mostly geared toward younger kids since their feet and skills are constantly changing. If you want me to give you any specifics about that, please contact me privately.

All in all, this was a fantastic seminar and very timely since I am competing this weekend. There are only 2 people in my event, including myself, so I am competing against myself. I want to see if I have made any improvements since Adult Nationals in April and where I need to focus my efforts over the next few months.

In closing, here are few other thoughts that Audrey shared with us about competing.

  • Instead of thinking, “I shall prepare, and then perhaps, my chance will come,” say to yourself, “I can, I will.”
  • Remove all doubt
  • Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
  • A coach is someone who gives correction without feeling resentment
  • Follow your path
  • Visualize your victory – however you define it
  • “Control the controllable”
  • Strive for excellence, not perfection
  • Your beliefs become your thoughts, which become your actions. Your actions become your character and that becomes your destiny.

I’ll be back next week to let you know if my competition preparation has paid off. If you want more real-time updates, follow me on the Eva Bakes Facebook page, where I will likely share photos and live results.


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