Friday, December 30, 2011

Getting Ready to Test!

Monday is testing day.  On Monday I will have to test my juvenile moves in the field and my pre juvenile free skate.  I just got this beautiful new dress from China that is blue and has a whole bunch of sparkles all over it! This is the dress I will test in.  I am really excited and surprisingly not very nervous!  Usually I'm freaking out a couple weeks before the day of testing, but this time I feel confident and excited!  Today we will be skating at 10:50 to 12:20 so I actually have to get ready right now!  Sorry for the short post!  But I'll post on Monday telling you if I passed my tests or not!!

Thanks
Alyssa :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Great Skate!

Yesterday I had one of the best skating days of my life!  I landed all of my doubles pretty cleanly and did some double-double combinations.  Today I finally landed a clean axel-double toe!  I was so excited!  I also landed for the first time my double flip-double toe!  And (one more thing) I landed my double salchow 10 times in a row without any problems!  I think I have found the key to success for all of the jumps I am finally landing!  I have noticed whenever I am in a bad mood and a bad attitude I don't end up landing the jumps very well.  When you are frustrated and angry it's very hard to focus on what really needs to be fixed for the jump and it's hard to concentrate.  But when you are in a good mood and have a good attitude your jumps are so much better! Now, I'm not saying that every time you're in a good mood you'll have great jumps, it just helps you mentally and it makes it easier for you to do them!  So from now on I will try to be in a good mood everyday and hopefully my jumps will keep getting better and better!

Thanks
Alyssa :)

  

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Synchro Competition!


I am so excited right now!  In just about three more weeks, the synchro team that I'm on, Clarity, will be competing in Fraser, Michigan!  We will be having some tough competition, Michigan has some great, hardworking figure skaters! Our song selection has been picked out by our awesome coach Deb.  The song she picked out starts off with Don't Stop Believing (the Glee version) and then it switches to the song Any Way You Want It.  Our program so far isn't the best, we look a little sloppy and at some parts of the program we don't look like a synchronized skating team, but mostly we look pretty good, thankfully for the next three weeks we will be doing the practice over and over and over again until the routine is drilled in our heads and we can all do it in our sleep!   The thing that I look forward to every week would definitely be synchro!