Posts Tagged ‘coaches’

(By request.)

So what’s up with my skating? When am I testing? Who’s my new coach?
All good questions!

My husband and I are still adjusting to life in our new town and are doing a poor job of coordinating our driving schedules. (For some reason I think it’s “green” of us to have one car and make my husband bike to work – it’s only 2 miles – but sometimes he needs the car.) So I haven’t gotten into a routine yet. The only routine I’ve known for two years is go skating every week day and lounge on the weekends but now I’m lounging during the week too. But I do want to skate regularly again. Like every day!

And I have a test date picked out for my Bronze Freeskate: Nov. 11, 2011.
Yup, 11/11/11!

As far as getting a new coach, well this might be another reason I’m not skating as much. No one at my new rink inspires me.
Like there are some great skaters there (one guy even coached Sasha Cohen) but they just don’t do it for me.
To coach me you have to not only be an incredible skater, but you have to captivate me.
You have to be someone who impresses me and someone I want to impress.
You have to not only be able to teach me how to push off but how to push myself to push off.
You just have to be special.

I’m lucky that all my coaches have been special and I’m sure I’ll find another one…

Another one that I’ll have to leave in three years and be heart-broken about.


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So I did the impossible: I found an ice dance partner!!!

That is the hardest thing in figure skating – way harder than a quad or a triple-triple combination. So why am I still struggling??? Because I can’t find any one to teach us!!! Ridiculous – I know!

I found an awesome coach for MITF, Freestyle and Figures. He’s technically a better coach than my previous coaches, but I still miss my old coaches.  Anyway, he doesn’t teach ice dance. And apparently not that many people do!

I found two dance coaches at my current rink. They both turned me down. One said she’s not qualified to teach a team. (That makes no sense to me.) The other, well he didn’t turn me down exactly, he just is ignoring me. I e-mailed him, I called, even the coach that turned me down e-mailed him since their friends – no response!

What really bugs me is that he is one of the few coaches who advertises his business. If you don’t want business don’t advertise!

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