What do I Want to Learn in Skating?

by mary on October 3, 2015

waterfall french braid hairstyle

me trying out a waterfall french braid

I’m contemplating my goals for the skating season. Last year in ice dance I started on the foxtrot and fourteenstep, which I’d like to get to test level this year. I was off the ice in July and August and have been back for a few weeks. It’s coming back, though I’m still at a high weight for me and a bit out of shape.

Now that I’ve been off I doubt I will have time to create a new program to compete with this year. I haven’t completely ruled it out, though. I know some folks frown on keeping the same program from year to year, but I think that might be my only alternative if I want to compete. Another possible goal would be to try to move up from the adult bronze freestyle level to adult silver, though my spins would need work for that. Read the article →


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apricot almond energy bites

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shiitake bacon

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Inclusions by Ice Theatre of New York

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cocoa cherry energy bars

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maple candied pecans on parchment

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US Adult Championships

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