I’m a Competitive Figure Skater!

I was the only entry in the Adult Pre-Bronze FreeSkate, therefore I guess it was technically another exhibition skate. I was really hoping to have video this time, however, even with a replacement camera we had some technical difficulties. It would auto-shut down after a couple of seconds, so Designerd just took some rapid fire stills. My music is “Comptine d’un autre été: l’après midi” composed by Yann Tiersen from the movie Amelie (arranged to 1min:40sec). I was really nervous from having so much time to kill before my program. The ice was very rough and dry from so many skaters and for whatever reason, the last ice resurfacing was 3 hours earlier. But I still got a gold medal.

My testing was the day before. I took 2 tests: Adult Pre-Bronze Moves in the Field (MITF) and Adult Pre-Bronze Freestyle. I actually have video of these! And I passed :)

Designerd and I had ourselves a little getaway. The whole family came out to support me last Saturday and for some of them it was the first time watching me skate. I was grateful for the support but its a long drive and the competition proved to be a lot of waiting around, not much fun if you aren’t skating. So I didn’t want them to feel like they had to attend. Plus, the testing and practice time meant we’d have to do back to back days and gas is expensive and the drive is tiring. It made more sense to get a hotel for the night.

I’ve really only been practicing the elements I needed to pass the tests so I’m excited to go back to practicing everything now! I’ve been looking into getting another coach here and I think I have a pretty good idea of whose teaching style I like now. I’m really excited to keep moving up and work towards testing for my Adult Bronze level. I’ve decided to enter one more local competition in September. I really want to see other competitors at my level!

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