The Figure Skating Blog

My name is Emily, and this is my blog on anything and everything figure skating! I am a figure skater, and I would love for you to follow me, even if you aren't! Enjoy!

flashingneonlights asked: Hi! I'm just a beginner figure skater but your SP music and ice show sounds really cool!! Would love to see it. Good luck!! :) -winterlovexx

Thanks! That’s so great that you have started figure skating! I’m really excited about both programs; I’ll see if I can post a video once we put it all together! 

Update!

So, clearly, I haven’t been on this tumblr in quite a while - erm… oops. Anyway, I decided to start posting again as a way to keep track of my own progress in figure skating (and you’re welcome to follow along or completely ignore my ramblings). So, I just passed the Intermediate Freeskate Test, and I will now be competing at the Novice Level!!! I’m super excited. My short program is going to be to music from Alice in Wonderland. I also auditioned for, and got a part, in our club’s annual ice show - the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz! It’s pretty much going to be the best thing ever. 

love-the-pinkxo asked: Hey girl! Are you in the US? If so, what level are you on? :D Followed!

I am currently at the USFSA level Juvenile, but I compete at the Intermediate level. Thanks for your interest!

laaayzy asked: your a figure skater? :) uh what level are you now? do you compete? international? :)

I am currently USFSA level Juvenile, but I compete at the Intermediate level. Thanks for your interest!

Skater Spotlight: Caroline Zhang

Caroline Zhang is an incredible figure skater. She is the 2007 World Junior Champion and the 2009 U.S. Bronze medalist. Her skating is elegant and marked by her amazing flexibility. When she’s not skating, she loves playing the violin, ballet, art, reading, and helping animals.

Photo Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/vGNse33Sm_D/ISU+Four+Continents+Figure+Skating+Championships/25puNQ3ysCI/Caroline+Zhang

Source: http://figureskating.teamusa.org/athletes/caroline-zhang?cmpid=2&keyword=caroline%20zhang

New Year’s Resolutions!

Everyone has them… and no one sticks to them. So here’s a bit of advice: start small. Don’t make some huge resolution that you will never be able to keep. As you get used to accomplishing goals, you can add more and more. For all you figure skaters out there, my advice is to make a goal sheet. What do you want to accomplish by the end of the week? The month? the competition season? The year? And make sure your coach knows your goals. After all, your coach can’t train you for one day going to the Olympics if he thinks you just want to skate recreationally!