Skating Fridays

2014 Skating Goals and 2013 accomplishments

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! I am off the ice this week and visiting family but will be back to practicing soon. I thought it would be fun for me to post my skating goals for 2014 for all of you to see. This way, I have all of you to hold me accountable and help me check in and see how I’m progressing (or not).

  1. Pass the Adult Gold Freestyle test – I am trying to take this in January, so we’ll see how that goes.
  2. Get the axel more consistent and fully correct
  3. Work on an axel combination (like axel-loop, axel-toe, etc)
  4. Work on a double salchow and/or double toe loop
  5. Add a high level GOE spin to my repertoire (like sit-cannonball for 8-back tuck)
  6. Skate with more power and speed

Wow, that’s a lot to work on, but hopefully I can do it.

And here is a list of what I accomplished in 2013 so I can reflect on the wonderful progress I made this year.

  1. Passed Adult Gold Moves in the Field on my very first try
  2. Competed in my first singles competition at Adult Gold level (skating IJS)
  3. Learned how to do a death drop spin
  4. Got my axel more consistent (though still 1/4 turn cheated on the landing)
  5. Landed a lutz (this is huge because I was taught it incorrectly from a former coach) and have it consistently correct

Here’s to a successful 2014!


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