2019 National Showcase

by Mary on November 6, 2019

Here’s my long-promised post on National Showcase. This year it was in Wenatchee, WA, close to home for me. I’d randomly qualified for National Showcase with my Bronze Dramatic skate at Sectionals, so it was a no-brainer to sign up. Coaches Steve and Sharon Baker were going to the competition and said they could help me out.

It’s a really fun competition to watch. There’s creativity from everyone and it’s skated in a show format that moves quickly. There are no on-ice warmup groups, everyone warms up on a small area of ice behind the curtain. Since it’s artistic skating that isn’t judged technically, there’s no wait for scoring. Read the article →

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Coins for Cares Avatar Program

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Skating my new Avatar dramatic showcase program for the first time at the Coins for Cares exhibition.

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Skating at Pacific Coast Sectionals 2019.

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My holiday figure skating program

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Passed my juvenile moves in the field test at the Valley of the Sun Adult Skating Camp.

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My First Pairs Lesson

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My first, and only so far, pairs lesson with coach Gary.

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