Today's figures lesson was at our new timeslot (7:30 a.m.). I got on the ice about 7:10. While it wasn't crowded, after 2 hours of FS the ice was pretty torn up and it's really hard to see tracings. So this session isn't so good as the 8:15 for our purposes. Oh well! Kelli said we may be able to move back to 8:15 in a few weeks. I hope so.
We worked on a bunch of stuff (we were kind of unfocused, in part because I'd not skated in my patch blades for 3 weeks! Eeep). First we worked on BO edges, working to get my placement right. My RBO is actually pretty good since I've worked on it so much in conjunction with the waltz-8. The LBO is not as good.
After that we worked a lot on FO edges, but especially on weight placement and getting a better push. I guess I had gotten a little sloppy with my T-position. Kelli had me really pay attention to how I'm placing the pushing foot (digging in w/the inside edge) as well as the skating foot. She also had me put my arms in an L shape instead of leading/trailing as I'm used to doing. This seemed to help me get a better push and be more consistent about keeping my weight placed in the middle of the blade.
The summary of all the stuff we worked on was mostly about where I place my weight on the blade. In general Sonya and Kelli agree that it's often too far forward; thus our work today.
Labels: Kelli, Lessons