Skating Fridays

Spins, Spins and More Spins

The adult skating season is finally over. I’m in the midst of working on a brand new freestyle program (sorry, I’m not giving you any hints). Coach and I are trying to decide which 3 spins to include this year. I’m fairly certain that I will keep my Level 3 sit spin since it is my “money” element and gains me a lot of points. The other two I’m not so sure about.

We are working on all kinds of spins, including:

  • Back camel spin into something else (maybe back sit into forward sit)
  • Broken leg sit spin (I need to be careful with this one since this is how I tore my meniscus)
  • Cross-foot spin
  • Camel spin variations
  • Flying camel spins

One day I was playing around during practice and came up with this combination. It is a flying camel spin into a back sit spin into a forward sit with variation (“broken leg” or “sit to the side”).

We’ll keep playing around to see what spins fit me and what I can consistently execute. In the meantime, enjoy.

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