Skating Fridays

Working on a New Spin

Before Adult Nationals this year, Coach B showed me a video of a spin that she wanted me to try. I told her that we’d have to wait until after the competition to begin working on it since I was focused on my freestyle program at that point.

I’ve had a few short weeks to try out this spin, and it’s making some progress. This is a spin that Alaine Chartrand does in her free skate in case it looks familiar. It is an upright variation, and a much prettier one than the dreaded A-frame in my opinion. I still need to straighten both of my legs since they are very bent right now.

We’ll see how much progress I can make on this spin over the summer and if it will be up to par to include in next year’s revamped freestyle program.

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