Saturday, December 28, 2013

Skating Accomplishments 2013

This was an interesting year for me and skating.  I partially feel like I haven't accomplished quite as much as I wanted in terms of passing tests, but I also am quite pleased with how I did competitively, especially at the National Championships.  I moved into a new event this year, so my success was actually quite a surprise.  And it has been a good year as far as advancing my judging abilities as well.  So, all in all, I am going to call this skating year a success.  A few highlights:

* Placed 3rd at the National Championship in Figures

* Was part of the National Champion team for Large Show Group

* Passed my #9 International Solo Dance Test

* Acquired my #3 Judge Commission in International Dance from the RSA

* Was an invited judge at a Regional Championship

* Was invited to judge during the US National Championships

As far as next year goes, I would really like to finish taking my solo international and loop tests through the gold bar, and, with luck, take my gold medal in American Dance.  It is something I have been working on for quite some time, and I am hoping that with a bit more time and effort I will be ready to take the test.  But, well, having had knee and back injuries in the past I never count skating chickens until they hatch. Attaining my level 4 RSA judging commissions is also something that has crossed my mind, and probably something I should spend some time working on this coming year as well.  As always skating will keep me busy, and I am sure that once the competitive season gets into full swing I will be quite busy with skating costumes as well.  This past year was quite fun and I am looking ahead to the next!


  1. Congratulations on all your achievements this year, and let's not forget all the skating costumes you sewed too.

  2. You are brilliant in all that you have achieved ~ take full credit, for all the beautiful costumes and the accolades you have received ... J