Skating Fridays

Updated IJS rules and USFSA rulebook

Coach S recently received an email from her local PSA representative about some updated IJS rules. I am not knowledgeable enough to know what exactly has changed since the last versions of these documents unless there is an obvious strike-through (like this).

2013-2014 Adult singles free skate requirements

2014 USFSA rulebook (in effect July 1, 2013)

Levels of difficulty of single/pair elements

On a related note, Coach B said that she is close finishing the choreography for my Adult gold freestyle program – we have one more jump (loop) and spin (death drop) to go. She also finished choreographing our duet, which I had a chance to walk through last night with my skating friend K. We’re putting some finishing touches on it but are pretty much done with it. I also ordered my costume for the duet, and I can’t wait to perform this in September. I’ll have to ask a few people to videotape this for us.

The 8-revolution cannonball spin hasn’t improved much. I used to hit it pretty frequently and now I think I’m losing my skating edge and keep slipping onto my heel. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that I got my skates sharpened recently, but I’m not feeling good about this spin anymore. Hopefully the spin will come back soon. The death drop, on the other hand, has improved dramatically (although it was an utter failure at class last night). Regardless, I’m very excited about adding this new spin to my repertoire.

Off to practice!


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