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 ❤