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Cheryl 21 Singapore
For the love of figure skating

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

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Scratch spin with backward crossover entry. 

3 days ago, I ran (or walked/jogged) my first 2.4km in a few years. 2 days ago, I ran 400m and did my squats as well as practice some off ice jumps. :D Yesterday, I skated. Making good use of my holidays! :) 

On a side note, I’ve been suffering from sandflies/flea bites from last week. I have at least 20 bites on my legs and it is horribly itchy especially at night urghhh. I hope I recover quickly because it’s a pain to wear tight skating pants on top of itchy skin ahhaha. 

— 33 minutes ago with 3 notes
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figureskatingcostumes:

Hina Ueno’s free skate dress at the 2014 US Novice Nationals. She skated to Crazy For You by George Gershwin.

figureskatingcostumes:

Hina Ueno’s free skate dress at the 2014 US Novice Nationals. She skated to Crazy For You by George Gershwin.

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— 2 days ago with 10 notes
rinkwatchers:

Yuna… she can do it in her sleep.
Camel Spin variation

Really wanna do this someday.

rinkwatchers:

Yuna… she can do it in her sleep.

Camel Spin variation

Really wanna do this someday.

— 2 days ago with 39 notes

Today’s skating lesson went well. We worked on inside 3 turns and forward crossovers with the use of arms. For the first time, I actually felt confident of my forward crossovers. It didn’t feel as awkward.

Then we did jumps and I was under rotating as usual. I’ve been having issues with toe loops so my coach taught me the 3 different entries - right inside 3 turn, left outside 3 turn and mohawk. Gonna try all of them again during practice and see which works best!

Didn’t have time for spins but I threw in a few scratch spins while my coach was working with someone else. I thought they were good. Really happy my footwork and spins seem to be improving! :) 

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Also, I had my first off ice class with my coach today to work on my jumps. We started from 1/4 rotation, to 1/2 to 3/4 and then to a single rotation. He taught me the loop jump. I can do a single rotation only if I take off with 2 feet but not when I start in the loop entry position. Oh well. I’m supposed to practice it on my own and eventually, he says he’ll check again and if I can do it off ice, we’ll try it on ice. Yayyyy. 

Then we did some other random exercises to help me with my rotations. Some skipping and waltz jumps and etc. My coach checked on my squats and said I should be doing 50 a day. :O Oh gosh hahaha. Then he taught me some one foot squat variations and some other lunge/calf exercises.

I was sweating like mad after that and my coach just laughed at me saying “This is 1/4 of my usual off ice classes for the younger skaters”. Hahahaha yes I am old and unfit. I should definitely find time (and the discipline) to do all these exercises at home. Ahhhhhh.

— 2 days ago with 3 notes
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Back on the ice

Finally got to practice my spins and jumps a bit today because I was in the coned area for figure skaters having lessons yayyyy. I wasn’t allowed on it before because I take lessons during private ice time and not public sessions… the system is complicated here. Anyway I just booked lessons during the public session. Hopefully they’ll let me use the coned area from now on. Idk.

Still not landing my salchows well. My coach says we’ll try to fix it this Sunday. I’ve an off ice class with him to learn the loop and flip jumps. 

Looooove scratch spins now!!! Not exactly consistent but at least I’ve gotten it right. Still need to work on speed because I want to look like a blur. I hate sit spins because I cannot sit at all haha. Time for more squat exercises sigh piezzz. 

Sorry for the rant. I’m just really excited that I got to practice my spins and jumps in peace for once. !!!! 

— 4 days ago with 3 notes
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I’m off to Taipei for a holiday and will be without my laptop. Also likely to be without ice… I’m so used to skating 3 times a week and suddenly I’m going to be off the ice for more than a week. I know it’s not a long time but ahhhhh I’m gonna miss skating so much. I hope I won’t lose anything when I get back. 

See you guys next week! :) 

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
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Wish I could do nice spirals too but nope here’s me and my lack of flexibility hahaha. 

Wish I could do nice spirals too but nope here’s me and my lack of flexibility hahaha. 

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
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