Skating Fridays

Off-Season Now that the adult competition season is over, most of us skaters think to ourselves, “Now what?” I find myself asking the same question…

Skating Fridays

Novice Moves – Backward Outside Twizzles There are two elements in figure skating that give me a TON of trouble. One are chocktaws (or S-curves)…

Skating Fridays

Novice Moves – Rocker Chocktaws Countless coaches and skaters warned me that Novice Moves was going to be hard. They said that the jump from…

Skating Fridays

Twizzles from Intermediate MITF I took this video a few days before I tested my Intermediate Moves in the Field (MITF) test. Twizzles are probably…

Skating Fridays

Power and speed The judges at my last test session mentioned that I needed to skate with more power and speed. Coach B and I…

Skating Fridays

An update on the harness and my Gold Freestyle program Coach B and I had a lesson last week where she put me in the…

Skating Fridays

Lessons Learned Disclaimer: I am not a coach and don’t play one on TV or on the internet.  Please consult your figure skating coach(es) for…