FSWer's Trainning Reports

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  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Can you please explain how my Gliding Foot and both Feet should look and how I put the weight were it should be?
  2. Clarice

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    This is where you really need to be able to see pictures, or video, or best of all, have another skater show you.
  3. Synchkat

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    Clarice has to excellent advice. I just wanted to add try doing one foot balancing off the ice while in your skates. Just to try to feel where you feel balanced.

    When you do the one foot glides on the ice remember to bend the knee of the leg you are standing on. Never too early to develop good habits.
  4. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    So my knee helps to keep me gliding? Should I bend my knee on a Spin too?
  5. overedge

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    Your knee shouldn't be really bent, as if you are about to sit down, but your knee shouldn't be stiff and straight either. You will probably have to bend your knee a very little bit to be able to spin on the middle of your foot, as Clarice says. But just a very little bit!
  6. Synchkat

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    As Overedge said you just want your knee so it is not completely locked. This is more for the gliding than spinning
  7. FSWer

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    Can someone please explain in steps to me what I SHOULD be doing for BOTH a 2-Foot AND 1-Foot Spin,so I can follow you all better? BTW. here is my Off-Ice-Training Report for...5/22/12....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 50 on both Legs.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left...and 30 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 60 onboth Legs.

    Kick-Ups = I did 40.

    Push-Ups = I made it back to 30!!!

    Back-Ups and Sit-Ups = I did 100!!!

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100 and touched my toes. LOL,I'm not sure if I'm REALLY doing 100 on my Sit-Ups...I think I might just be counting like my Toe-Touches.

    Next Report coming soon!!!
  8. Clarice

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    No, I don't think we can explain it well enough. You really need somebody to show you. This is why skaters take lessons. It's too hard to understand exactly what to do just from reading explanations.
  9. AndyWarhol

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    yes, i agree. do they offer learn to skate classes at your rink?
  10. jjane45

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    I think you are receiving the best explanations possible already, are there group lessons / private lessons available at nearby rinks?

    LOL @ posting at the same time with AndyWarhol.
  11. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    LOL...ok,thanks.
  12. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!! Here is todays Report!!!...

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 70 on both Legs.

    Stomach- Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left Leg,and 40 on my Right Leg.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts, and Back-Ups = I did 100!!!

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on my Left Leg,and 40 on my Right Leg.

    Push-Ups = I did 20.

    Sit-Ups = I did 70.

    Sit Toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  13. FSWer

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    Ok,my fellow Skaters...here it is....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 50 on my Lift,and 60 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 70 on my Lift and 50 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 103 on my Left,and 100 on my Right.

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on my Lift,and 40 on my Right.
    Push-Ups = I did 16.

    Back-Ups = I did 100

    Sit-Ups = I did 60.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  14. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!! Here it is....

    Back-Leg-Lifts,Stomach-Leg-Lifts,Spiral-Leg-Lifts,and Kick-Ups = I did 50 on both Legs.

    Push-Ups = I did 20.

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 50.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  15. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!! Here is my Report...

    I got to Newington Arena about 11:50 am. I went in and after checking in...went into the Rink to put on my Skates,and get on the Ice. It turned out to be a little Foggy in the Rink. As the (I forgot what it's called) wasn't working. Anyway,we all still had fun!!! Me and everyone else ended up sharing the Blue Rink with a couple of Level Skaters in Training. Cute little ones. I myself practiced my 2-Foot-Spin (I got a little faster her). As well as my Long-Distance-Glide,Backward Skating,Glide-ins,Heel-To-Toe Glides,as well as a few Jumps (LOL,which unfortunely I feel on).
  16. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters...here is my Report!!!....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 50 on my Left,and 70 on my Right.

    Kick-Ups = I did 40 on both Legs.

    Push-Ups = I did 21.

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 50.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 80 onboth feet,and touched my Toes.
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    Ok my Fellow Skaters!!! Here is my Report...

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 60 on both Legs.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on both Legs.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I saw today how long I could hold my Legs a Spiral....I held it for 100 sec. on both Legs.

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Push-Ups = I did 20.

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 30.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100 on both Legs,and touched my Toes.
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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!!...It's another good one!!!...

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on both Legs.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts,Spiral-Leg-Lifts,and Kick-Ups = On all 3 I did 100 on both Legs. As far as Stomach and Back-Leg-Lifts go...my Legs...MUST be getting stronger!!!

    Push-Ups = I did 17.

    Back-Ups and Sit-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100 and touched my toes.
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Keep up the good work!

    FSWer, do you know about the "Tribute to Life" skating exhibition taking place at the Newington Arena in Newington, CT on Saturday, August 11th? The Haydenettes synchro team are one of the headliners this year -- more info in this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83966

    And in case you missed seeing it, I answered your questions about 2 other events taking place at Newington Arena this summer:
    The figure skating competition of the Nutmeg (Connecticut) State Games will be held on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8th (if necessary) at the Newington Arena, like it was last year. I can post links to the competition schedule and other information when they become available online.

    The Nutmeg Ice Dance Weekend (it's a social get-together for ice dancers, and not a competition) will be held at the Newington Arena August 3-5, 2012: http://newingtonarena.com/?p=3613
    You might be able to watch some of the on-ice activities from the stands (not sure), but you have to pay to participate.
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  20. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!!!....Here is my On ice Training Report...

    My Staff dropped me off at the Rink a little before noon. I went in,and after checking in with the Desk,went in and put on my Skates. It turned out that we only had about 5 Skaters on the Ice today. I was able to practice my 2-Foot Spin. As well as a Spiral off the Boards.As well as practiced lifting my Foot and Leg up while Gliding. I think I at least got it higher.But I can't seem to get my Leg and Foot to stay up. I think my Foot is just to nervous. LOL.There was also a Skating Camp there....As usual...closed to the Public...So,I really would like all your expertise on this. Does anyone know if a RINK decides to do that? Or are they following a Federation...and the Rink...WISHES they could open it to the Public? LOL, at least some of the Skaters were willing to practice in my Rink's Lobby (they were practicing Jumps into Rotation Spins in the air...I also still can't figure out how to Jump into a Spin,can anyone please help?),.I must say too,that the Skaters were a lot much nicer then some people running the thing.
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    A rink is allowed to sponsor camps. If you look it up, the one now at your rink has some very high level teachers - led by OGM Alexei Urmanov - and the participating skaters undoubtedly pay quite a bit to participate because that teaching level isn't cheap. These sorts of camps are typically only open to those who are paying those fees. I know it's frustrating but it's perfectly acceptable. If they let everyone in then they're just giving it away and most rinks (not all) are commercial (for profit) businesses like the Newington rink - they make money when they can. The USFSA has nothing to do with camps like that one.
  22. Clarice

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    It doesn't matter whether you're a public skater or a competitive skater, FSWer - nobody gets to participate in a camp unless they've signed up and paid for the camp.

    The camp at your rink looks like it's intended for higher level skaters, so they wouldn't have let you sign up for it anyway. There are camps or summer programs meant for skaters learning the basic skills, though. You'd have to ask whether your rink ever offers anything like that. You still need to sign up and pay for it, though. It's just like signing up for learn to skate classes, but it's more intense. For learn to skate, you go once a week for maybe 8 weeks. A summer camp might be only 1 week long, but you go every day. It might be a half day or even all day. Usually you skate several sessions, and maybe have some off-ice dance or conditioning classes, too. Rinks won't offer camps unless they think enough skaters will sign up that they can make some money from it.
  23. FigureSpins

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    I think FSWer wanted to watch the skaters, not participate on the ice. At least, that's what it sounds like to me.

    FSWer, the camp organizers are responsible for the safety of the campers. There is such a thing as "stranger danger." They don't allow strangers to show up and watch because it makes it difficult to keep the campers safe. There are people who might try to hurt/abduct a skater or take dirty pictures of them. Sounds like the staff were just doing their job of keeping the kids safe.

    For the record, even just talking to the skaters is a distraction to them when they're supposed to be working on the camp drills and exercises. It sounds like you were talking to the ones in the lobby and they were kind to speak with you. However, they were supposed to be concentrating on what they pay a lot of money to learn that day, not chatting with strangers. See what I mean?

    Rather than wasting time deciding who can/cannot watch, the organizers wisely chose to keep all strangers out of the arena. It wasn't personal - they did it for security and insurance purposes. Since the camp organizers paid the rink for a private rental, they can make that choice. It has nothing to do with the USFSA or ISU. Basically, they were having a private skating event and didn't want spectators. It is their choice.
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  24. Clarice

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    Oh, of course! I misunderstood. Sorry, FSWer - I jumped to a conclusion because you had mentioned some time ago that you wished you could go to a skating camp.
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    By "jump into a spin in the air," do you mean how to jump up and turn around?

    Try these off-ice first, wearing sneakers. Just stand with your feet about 6-8" apart.
    Bend your knees first, then quickly straighten the knees to jump up, bringing your feet close together. Land on both feet and bend your knees/ankles again to regain your balance.

    Make sure to practice this in an open area with a soft flooring surface, like an exercise room or a big, carpeted area. That way, if you fall, you won't get hurt. You also don't want anything in the area that you might bump into accidentally, so make sureyou have enough room.

    Start with both feet and when that gets easy, jump up and turn around to face the other direction. It'll take some practice, but you'll get it.
  26. FSWer

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    Ok,my fellow Skaters!!!! Here it is...

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I held my Legs up in a Spiral for 104 sec. on my Left, and 100 sec. on my Right. LOL,I am still trying to figure out how to get the same hieght with my Legs while just holding my Arms out (like I see Skaters do in my Rinks Lobby). As I do when holding onto a counter. Can anyone help?

    Kick-Ups = I did 50 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Push-Ups = I did 15.

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 50.

    Sit-Ups = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  27. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Well everyone...and fellow Skaters!!!! Before we go on with my Report...I just want to announce that today is my Birthday!!! I'm 45!!!...With that said...here is my Report!!!....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left,and 30 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Kick-Ups = I did 40 on my Left,and 30 on my Right.

    Push-Ups = I did 20.

    Back-Ups = I did 120.

    Sit-Ups = I did 30

    Sit-toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  28. FigureSpins

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    Congratulations - happy birthday!
  29. Clarice

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    Happy Birthday, FSWer!
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    Happy birthday, FSWer!
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    Thank you.
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    Happy birthday!!
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    Happy Birthday!!!:cheer2:
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    Thank you all.
  35. FSWer

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    Ok,my fellow Skaters...I didn't have time for a full Off-Ice-Training session on the 7th.(Sorry to be late on this).so I will post his in parts...from the 7th...

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 70 on my Left,and 80 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I held my Spiral on each Leg for 200 sec.!!!!

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on my Left,and held to 100 sec. on my Right.

    Part-2 = from 7/5/12

    Push-Ups = I did 20

    Back-Ups = I did 112.

    Sit-Ups = I did 20

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100 and touched my toes.
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  36. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!!!! Here are my next 2 Reports from Off-Ice and On-Ice-Traning....

    Off-Ice-Training 7/13/12
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    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on each Leg.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    For BOTH Spiral-Leg-Lifts and Kick-Ups = I did 100 on both Legs....I also did 100 Back-Ups.

    I did 16 Push-Ups.

    Sit-Ups = I did 30.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 74 and touched my toes.


    On-Ice-Training...7/15/12
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    My Staff dropped me off at the Rink about Noon. I went in and Registered at the Desk,and went into the Rink. I was the only one in there to start. But soon,other Skaters came. I practiced my Gliding. As well as tried 1 Jump (with there being little kids there). I also practiced my 2-Foot-Spin (LOL,I think I'll always be doing a 2-Foot-Spin. Unless I'm lucky,LOL). As I have not been able to figure out how to Spin,get balance,and lift my foot at the same time. I also just discovered today though...that I can Spin BOTH Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise. I'm still trying to figure out how to Spin ina Blur though. LOL. I also watched some Freestyle Skaters after. Please check back here for more.
  37. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!! Here it is....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 30 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 110 on my Left,and 60 on my Right.

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on both Legs.

    Push-Ups = I did 20.

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 30.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100 on both feet,and touched my toes.
  38. FSWer

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!!! Here it is.....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on each Leg.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 50 on my Left,and 60 on my Right.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on my Left,and 50 on my Right.

    Kick-Ups = I did 60 on my Left,and 40 on my Right.

    Push-Ups = I did 21.

    Back-Ups = I did 140!!!!

    Sit-Ups = I did 40.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my toes.
  39. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Ok my fellow Skaters!!!!....Here it is...

    I got to the Rink 3min.late. As my Staff was late coming to pick me up. I went in and Registered at the Desk. Because of a goof the last time I went,I didn't need to have a pass marked. So all I needed was more passes. Which I bought later....I then went into the Rink,put on my Skates,and got on the Ice. I practiced a couple of Jumps. As well as my 2-Foot Spin,and Glide-In's. Also...a very nice Freestyler (who I know very well..and haven't seen in about 2 years!! I was so surprised to see her),was even kind enough to offer me a few tips. So I can only say that...BOY!!!...Being taught by a real FREESTYLE SKATER....is like getting a FREE LESSON!!!
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  40. FSWer

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    Ok,my fellow Skaters!!!...Here it is....

    Back-Leg-Lifts = I did 50 on both Legs.

    Stomach-Leg-Lifts = I did 40 on each Leg.

    Spiral-Leg-Lifts = I held both my Legs up in a Spiral for 300 sec. each!!!

    Kick-Ups = I did 70 on both Legs.

    Push-Ups = I did 20

    Back-Ups = I did 100.

    Sit-Ups = I did 50.

    Sit-Toe-Touches = I counted to 100,and touched my Toes.