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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by black on Yesterday at 06:50:53 PM »
Managed to get a couple of skates in; yay!

I haven't been skating as much lately, due to some rink nastiness.

Though I'm missing skating a lot I have been enjoying some lie-ins and having a bit extra money.

Hoping to get back to more regular skating in the New Year, at a different rink.
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Ice Skating Videos / Iceland's Shopping on Ice
« Last Post by black on Yesterday at 06:43:43 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27shxD9Kj0c

(it looks like plastic though)
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Now look, we've talked about this.  You'll never get through that audition for Holiday on Ice if you can't do ALL the stops in both directions...  ;D

 :o That would ruin anyone's holiday ...

Keep at it.  My go-to stop is that one, using my left foot as the brake.  Using the right foot is proving a challenge, as that was the leg that had to be put back together and it doesn't have any muscle memory - or much inclination to do what is asked of it at the moment.  (Much like the dog, but that's a different story!)  If we both practice it, we'll both get there.  And I suspect you'll get there first!

That sounds like it was a nasty injury. I smashed up the end joint of my left index finger which is trivial in comparison.
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Last night I tried a front T stop on my left foot. I struggled for half an hour, and didn't get very far. I suspect it will take many sessions to learn to use that outside edge correctly. I can do a forwards one foot outside edge hockey stop on either foot, but this T stop is tough.

Now look, we've talked about this.  You'll never get through that audition for Holiday on Ice if you can't do ALL the stops in both directions...  ;D

Keep at it.  My go-to stop is that one, using my left foot as the brake.  Using the right foot is proving a challenge, as that was the leg that had to be put back together and it doesn't have any muscle memory - or much inclination to do what is asked of it at the moment.  (Much like the dog, but that's a different story!)  If we both practice it, we'll both get there.  And I suspect you'll get there first!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Last Post by Leif on December 12, 2018, 08:15:28 AM »
Last night I tried a front T stop on my left foot. I struggled for half an hour, and didn't get very far. I suspect it will take many sessions to learn to use that outside edge correctly. I can do a forwards one foot outside edge hockey stop on either foot, but this T stop is tough.

I can do a front T stop on my right foot, and a very useful stop it is too. I see figure skaters using it a lot, but I've never seen a hockey player using it during a game. Only one hockey skater I know can do it, odd since it is useful.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by Crackers on December 11, 2018, 11:26:30 PM »
Great news!  Quite right to be proud!

Well done Mini Crackers! I find being at my daughters Tests more nervy than competitions!

Thank you WednesdayMarch & Florence.
It was only December 2016 that my daughter & son started skating so the test experience is still relatively new to me too so i know what you mean about "being nervy".
Keeping an eye out for that outstretched hand from the NISA judge and waiting for the correct moment to applaud a skaters achievement is an art in itself  :)
No competitions yet, but who knows...
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: British Ice Skating Championships 2018
« Last Post by Florence on December 10, 2018, 07:49:53 AM »
I've watched part 1 on i player. Great to watch but not edited so spent a lot of time watching the Ice with no activity.


I will hopefully watch part 2 today. I hope they do televise It every year. It's nice to put skating to names!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by Florence on December 10, 2018, 07:43:19 AM »
Well done Squeeze!


Well done Mini Crackers! I find being at my daughters Tests more nervy than competitions!

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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What didnt you achieve this week all help welcome
« Last Post by Florence on December 10, 2018, 07:39:17 AM »
Black, it's  been a while since I did any kitchen dancing!


We did have a short session yesterday whilst Xmas decorating, which resulted in UN breathable laughter (I will call it the Reindeer dance and leave the rest to imagination!)


We just need to translate that back onto the Ice!
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you achieve this week
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on December 09, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
Oh, my word - you are on FIRE!
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