UPDATES ON MY DREAM TO LEARN TO ICE-DANCE...WISH ME LUCK!!

Clarice

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Ok guys....here is my next report. I saw Nick today,and he worked with me on m swizzles,and showed me some excerizes to do at home to straighen my mussles. I even got to meet a full-fledged senior Ice-Dance Team and compliment them. I can only say that if I can only make it past getting my toes to touch and my on-foot glide, it'd be cool!!! Btw. Nick was hosting a skating clinic. What's the difference between a clinic and learn to skate?
Learn to Skate is usually a series of classes you sign up for, lasting for maybe 8 weeks or so. A clinic is a one-time thing, and is usually geared to people who already have some skills.
 

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Ok,thanks. Anyway guys,here's my report from yesturday. I worked with my girl coach and we worked on Spinning,Hopping,Dips and my One-Foot Glide. I even got a complement from a parent on how well I was doing. In the end I got to watch another Ice-Dance Team practice.
 

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Ok guys, lol. I know it's been 3 months since I've had anything to post here. As I had to see my girl coach to catch up payments with her. As she's been tide up. Anyway,I just saw her again today,and she was really impressed with me!!! She had me practice my jumps on 2 feet,as well as my 1-foot Glide. I even kept my left foot up for 7 sec.!! I even got to try it,hand in hand with her (one hand holding her hand),and she said I did well,and that I didn't even press down on her!!! She also started me on Stroking. Which she says I did well and caught on to. We also worked on my 2-foot Spin.Which I am improving on. So,it looks like I'm getting there. It surely feels good when I get compliments. My Staff and I also decided to wait until after the Holidays and the New Year to hook back up with my coaches. Due to it being hectic. I sure hope to have more to post soon.


Dana

 

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Wow, FSWer, that sounds like you had a joyful comeback to the ice!
Keep spirits high and go on!
I'm looking forward to your next reports.
 

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Ok guys....I need some help. I am looking into buying new Skates, and Nick suggested Wesco Skate Shop in Brookfield,CT., which my Aid says would be w2hrs from were I am (and I trust you all, so I will tell you that I live in Bristol,CT.). So she has asked me about a Shop that would be closer to me. I asked Nick, and he says my next best bet would be a Sporting Goods Store. But he says that the enployees don't usually know much about fitting Skates....So I was wondering if anyone here knows of a Skate shop closer to me in my area? Thanks.
 

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Honestly, FSWer- for your level of skating, a sporting goods store is probably OK. Just as long as they have skates in stock that you can try on before you buy them.
 
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OMG - I'm so jealous of you and proud of you all at the same time.
I wish I had the courage/time to pursue your skating dreams. I live near a bunch of good rinks, but my job and family take up all my time.
I put my daughter in skating and lived vicariously through her. I was a crazy skating mom who would have done ANYTHING to advance my daughter's career. Luckily, my daughter give up skating to play soccer, and she is much happier. My husband says that I was an embarassment at the rink anyway.
I hope that some day I can take skating lessons too.
Best of luck, and hey....maybe someday we'll be good enough to compete against each other?

Ok,thanks. Anyway guys,here's my report from yesturday. I worked with my girl coach and we worked on Spinning,Hopping,Dips and my One-Foot Glide. I even got a complement from a parent on how well I was doing. In the end I got to watch another Ice-Dance Team practice.
 

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Ok guys. I just returned to Rink today and did a warm-up on the Ice until my Girl Coach came, and we worked on Spins... as well as Combinations and my One-Foot Glide (I tried doing it on my own at the start of Public Skate). But, LoL. I think I still need to get used to pointing my toes straight. We also tried some Hand to Hand skating. Which I must say is my favorite move in Ice-Dance!! She also agrees with me that I do VERY WELL in THAT Department (LOL. I think if there were a contest for that move we would win it!!! Say,btw. has anyone here ever tried it besides me? She also worked with me on Gliding with my knees bent in a Sit-Spin position.
 
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