Dancing through life

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Cheryl 21 Singapore
For the love of figure skating

An aspiring competitive figure skater, currently at ISI Freestyle 3-4
Skating since Jan 2013, started lessons Sept 2013

My personal tumblr : flashingneonlights

Series of waltz jumps (and kdrama soundtrack hahahaha). I’ve come to like jumping with my new blades. I’m still getting used to the sharp blades and deep edges. I can’t quite spin anymore but hey. Keep doing what you love and I guess that’s all that really matters.

— 1 day ago with 3 notes
#figure skating  #ice skating  #singapore 

This is me doing a cover of a Chinese song because I’m trying to win concert tickets and backstage passes.

I included a clip of my own skating because the original music video actually has some figure skating in it. 

If you have an instagram account, please help me to like this video. I know many of you may not understand Chinese and this is not my best skating but still…

Please help me to like this? I’d really appreciate it if you could spread the word and help me to get more likes on instagram as well. Thank you!!! <3

Link to video: http://instagram.com/p/srY_raL356/?modal=true 

(Source: flashingneonlights)

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#figure skating  #jay chou  #ice skating  #music  #cover  #chinese 

kaitouhyuuga:

Yuna Kim - Adiós Nonino

I decided to try to make my own gifs and this is the first photoset I’ve ever done in my life ;u; (I love her final combination spin so much)

I had to fix the size to make them lighter :I otherwise, the wouldn’t move ): (I guess I have to keep practicing)

— 2 days ago with 31 notes

3 days in my new skates and I can spin and jump like I used to. It’s a little bit weird that my boots don’t have a break in period, especially since I’ve read everywhere that premieres are awful and take ages to break in. I didn’t even heat mould mine by the way.

P.S. I know the jumps are really bad. I’m still toe waltzing. But hey I love jumping with them big toe picks on my new blades. :D

— 2 days ago with 3 notes
#figure skating 
I feel much more stable holding this position nowadays. Now to work on grabbing my foot with both hands and pulling the leg higher above my head!! :) 

I feel much more stable holding this position nowadays. Now to work on grabbing my foot with both hands and pulling the leg higher above my head!! :) 

— 4 days ago with 1 note
#figure skating  #flexibility 

Finally got to skate in my new jackson premieres and coro ace blades! It was just for 30 minutes to test it out before my coach did the full mounting for me. It was actually easier to adapt to the new skates than I expected.

Yes, my feet really hurt. I only got my first scratch spin at the end of the 30 minutes. I didn’t attempt to jump. I can’t do a snowplow stop again hahaha. Nonetheless, it was relatively easy to do forward edges, crossovers, three turns etc. I struggled a bit with the backward edges. Also, did I mention I didn’t trip over my toe picks???

Generally I felt it was pretty good progress in 30 minutes in brand new stiff boots and giant toe picks. Things should improve after a few more sessions. :) 

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I had a lesson with my coach after that. Obviously I switched back to my old skates. It took me some time again to get my first few spins though footwork and jumps were no problem. Not sure why that is. 

Worked on my one foot slaloms (forward and backward), backward cross rolls (outside and inside edge) and backward inside edges. My back spins are now a few revolutions sometimes, which is an improvement. I’m still stuck on sit spins. I’ve managed to rotate my salchow a bit more and pick correctly for my toe loop. Still working on the loop - especially the outside edge take off. 

I haven’t had a private lesson in so long (okay, a month). I forgot how good it feels to have so much space on freestyle ice and such an intense class. Too bad freestyle ice is so expensive here. Next month onwards, I’m switching to lessons on regular public sessions. They cost me about 1/2 the price of my current lessons so yep for budget reasons… haha. I guess I’ll have to sacrifice the private high quality ice. 

— 6 days ago with 3 notes
#figure skating  #ice skating 

lautto:

Yulia Lipnitskaya   6 / 9 / 2014

Like an angel…

— 1 week ago with 11 notes

A friend of mine posted this and just thought I’d share. I think this is where my love for figure skating started.

They built a really tiny rink in the mall during the Christmas holidays and had an Australian team come down to perform for an ice show. I was just passing by and I caught the performance. That’s when I knew I wanted to figure skate. I guess this motivated me during my lessons. 

Now that I can skate, I realize how difficult it is to actually skate within such a small space. :O 

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#figure skating  #ice skating  #velocity  #ice show  #singapore 
melablubella:

Are there any figure skaters out there? I love my new skates😍😍😍!

Just got my new skates mounted (premiere too!!) and I&#8217;m so excited to try them out in 2 days!!! It&#8217;s probably going to be a pain but still. So excited!!!

melablubella:

Are there any figure skaters out there? I love my new skates😍😍😍!

Just got my new skates mounted (premiere too!!) and I’m so excited to try them out in 2 days!!! It’s probably going to be a pain but still. So excited!!!

— 1 week ago with 25 notes

stoicsunbear:

Elena Radionova 2014-2015 SP (Flamenco)

Russian Open Skates 2014

Credits to mihsersh

— 1 week ago with 24 notes