Sorry for long post ahead! I still loving skating so much, the first crazy crush of lessons and new pro skates has not faded off, now I'm just sort of desperate, as there's almost no ice, and our class has ended for the season. Hence, I'm practicing on my own. I'm really encouraged by all the nice words from you guys in here, the adult figure skating community truly is a nice place to be. On the ice, I'm moving forward, but I also face lots of obsticles. I really need some coaching now, but lucikly there's only a month till our adult weekend camp, and before that I've signed up for my club's so called "Spring ice". I don't really know how it works yet, but it looks like it's me and the kids on Saturdays. That will be fun! I'm using Youtube technique videos and I'm working on my 3 turns, the forward ones are still hard, but I'm slowly getting better on them. I can to do counters and I'm learning inside brackets on my own. My waltz jump feels really safe and stable, my 1 salchow also, but I'm struggling with my 1 toe loop, I feel I'm mostly turning on the ice. We have also worked on mohawks, waltz steps, power pulls++ I'm also trying to just work on the edges, get them stable, especially backwards, but I do have some questions now, after trying to get better on all these things for a while: 1. When I try to hold an edge, I sometimes loose control or it feels wobbly, especially backwards. Am I not pushing/pressing hard enough with my foot? Am I not using my foot/ankle enough? I can only do a bracket on my right foot, the left is useless (but it's my best for outside three turns). Does it also require more pushing? 2. In general I lack core strenght and I realise my body is not used to having the core checked at all time. How do you work out off ice? How often? I've started going to the gym again, after just doing dance for fun for a while, but I've never been muscle fit. I'm also doing ballett online, do you have any good linkes? 3. How flexible can a girl possibly become at 39, from not being very flexible at all? I'm working on that too, stretching, but any good tips is appreciated. 4. Any good tips on gaining speed in spins? I'm only doing a two foot upright spin yet, and I can do the entrance, but then I'm afraid of gaining more speed, I sort of just stop. More core, more holding tight? Do you use paddings in your tights? I'm thinking that will make me be more daring, also in jumps. Thanks to anyone who finds the time to give advice!