Thursday, November 17, 2011

Double combinations!

Just a couple days ago, I  started to work on some double jump combinations.  The main one I'm working on is double salchow-double toe loop-double loop.  This one is really hard because throughout the whole jump you have to have a lot of speed so you can land each and every jump nice and fast.  We skated this morning at 6:30 again, and I was working on my jumps most of the time, I did do some spin combinations as well though.  I tried a flying camel-back sit-back pancake spin.  OK that sounds really confusing but I don't want to confuse you with the meanings!!  Oh!  So remember when I said that me and my sister do synchronized skating?  Well we finally got out synchro dresses in the mail, and they are soooo pretty!  They are gold sparkly dresses with a black bow by the waist.  I can't wait to wear them for the ice show in January!!

Thanks
Alyssa :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Early Birds

Today is Thursday, meaning we have a choice to get up and skate if we wan't to.  Last night my mom said didn't care if we went skating or not, she said it would be nice to get some rest but she'll definitely go if I wanted to! She said the decision was totally up to me.  So, last night, I set my alarm for 5:30 and forced myself out of my warm, comfortable bed.  Skating starts at 6:00 but it takes us all (Jessica, mom and me) about a half hour to get ready!  When we finally got to the rink, I started off by doing some spins. They were actually pretty centered today!:)  I also worked a lot on my doubles.  My double salchow and double toe loop are coming along really well, but my double loop (which I fell on really hard today) does need some major work.  And THEN, yes, I know there are a lot of doubles!  I also need to keep working on my double flip and double lutz!  OK, with that finally being said, yesterday, I saw one of my best friends from the ice rink, Jenna, for the first time in over a month!!  It was so fun to see everyone again and I really am glad that we are back! :)

Thanks
Alyssa :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Saying Hello!

We just got back from our month long Seattle trip two days ago, and it's been so fun saying hello to everyone again!  One of my mom's friends from the ice rink (who's also a figure skating coach) screamed when we casually stepped out onto the ice like nothing was out of the ordinary. :)  . All of our skating friends looked over to see what the commotion was about, once they saw what was going on, they crowded around telling us how great it is to have us back again!  Yesterday I skated at the public skate, luckily there wasn't anyone else on the ice, so I got to do most of my doubles.  My double salchow is actually coming along really well!  My double salchow used to be really bad!  You know when you see a great figure skater do a jump?  And how they travel really far in distance when they're in the air?  Well when I used to do my double salchow I actually went backwards!  Yeah, I told you it was bad!  But now I'm finally moving forward across the ice, which I am really happy about! :D Oh! Almost forgot to tell you there is a Christmas ice show coming up at our rink but I don't know what day it'll be.  But don't worry when I find out I'll keep you posted!!  Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!!

Thanks
Alyssa :)