Exciting day for Keara. She has been constantly landing her Double Salchow but today landed a CLEAN double loop! She came off the ice so excited with a smile ear to ear! She said she was so excited she was shaking! 💜 she said “Today is my lucky day or it could be my shirt!” Well I’m so happy I was able to witness it first hand. Of course we needed a picture to mark the day! Xoxo #Futureolympian #USfigureskating #Bestdayever
Happy Valentines Day!
Today Keara came one step closer to her goal. She passed her Preliminary Free skate test with flying colors! She received extra points and walked away with a 5.4!! Here is a link to US Figure Skating to learn more about their tests. http://www.usfsa.org/content/AllAboutTests.pdf
We received this email below from US figure skating this evening. To say she’s excited is an understatement. She’s now ready to compete at Preliminary Well balances where she will be doing double jumps plus her axel. She can’t wait to compete with her NEW program and dress 😉
Congratulations on passing the Preliminary Free Skating test!
The U.S. Figure Skating test structure is the backbone of participation in figure skating, and you should feel proud of this accomplishment. Passing this test allows you to compete at the preliminary level in nonqualifying competitions, and opens the door to many new opportunities.
Each official U.S. Figure Skating test that you pass is a permanent achievement that goes on your U.S. Figure Skating record. In addition, with each test that you pass, you become one step closer to achieving the highest accomplishment in testing, passing your senior or gold test. Skaters who achieve that goal earn the title “U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist,” which they carry forever.
Here is to the next step! Xoxo
This weekend, 2 years ago Keara entered her very first figure skating competition. I can’t believe how far she has come in 2 years. Her hard work and dedication to the sport has paid off tremendously! Enjoy the video 🙂
Recently Keara was asked to be in a off-ice stretching video. This video is for a personal trainer out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota who has a company that offers video subscriptions for everyone (including figure skaters). However he also offers other training programs; One on One personal training, small group training, and is a nutrition and wellness consultant, etc.
Visit his website 1solidcore.com to learn more and sign up . Make sure you told him you saw Keara’s video!! 🙂 Keara is signed up and will be doing the stretching, and strength training, landing exercises for jumps, etc….I might even jump in and “attempt” (key word is attempt) 😉 HA!
Here is a demo of the off-ice stretching video Keara did. The video that will be available online is longer and more complex, however this gives you a quick view.
On October 4 – 8, 2017 Keara skated at the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Non-Qualifying Competition. Keara did AMAZING!! She placed 9th out of 14, unfortunately she missed a major component which was a combination jump in her Axel. She didn’t make it into the Championship round but placing 9th is a HUGE accomplishment! Enjoy the Video ♥
Click here to view RESULTS –Keara’s on Page 5 Group (PrePreliminary Girls QR Group A)
Keara sent me this video from skating today. I told her I wanted proof of her double salchow. So proud of her!! It’s HER birthday gift to ME! ❤️⛸
Yesterday Keara spent the afternoon/evening in Apple Valley. She took 2 US Figure Skating tests. Pre-Preliminary Freeskate and Pre-Juvenile Moves in the field. She passed BOTH!! This is a HUGE accomplishment! We are so proud of all the hard work it took to pass!!! She received bonus points and high marks on everything!
“The test structure is the backbone of U.S. Figure Skating. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. Skaters test in moves in the field, free skating, pairs and ice dancing. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult.” Read More here
You can read more about the 2 tests below. There are 8 tests total in each category. She’s now onto the 4th test for Moves, and the 2nd test for Freeskate 🙂
She’s one happy girl today!! My wallet is one sad girl. She finally got new skates. Her last ones only lasted 5 months because her feet grew so fast. She had to skate through 2 competitions in them. Anyone who skates at a competitive level understands how expensive skates get. So buying another set 5 months later makes me cringe 😳 At least her feet will be happy now…AFTER she breaks them in!! Thank goodness she doesn’t have another competition until January! #Riedell229edge #Volantblade #Itsherpassion
This is the VERY first blog post on our new page..so welcome! I wanted a way to share Keara’s figure skating journey the good, the bad and the ugly. I didn’t want to clog up my personal facebook page with Keara this, Keara that. This way anyone who wants to follow along is welcome!! Also It’s a good way for Keara to learn the world of blogging 😉 Yes I said Keara..stay tuned as she will be writing posts too! If you’d like to follow along please do so my clicking the follow button. Thanks and God Bless ❤