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Feb. 21st, 2009

01:15 pm - :(

I'm soo annyoed, I can Land every jump up to Axel, I've landed axel once when i was warming up for my lesson, then in my lesson i couldn't land it !>:(

Current Music: Scouting for girls

Apr. 15th, 2008

07:06 pm

i'm finally really truly working on doubles. it feels so great! i feel like there was this wall for years and years that i just couldn't get past. my general skating ability was really great, but i could not get that accursed axel and for some reason my old coaches never seemed to try to skirt the wall/appraoch the wall from a different angle. so i just kept running headlong into that stupid wall. but now i have two coaches (one for up at school one back home) who actually see potential in me still and look at things differently, and i have my axel back, and i regularly land double sows, and i'm sooo close to a double loop, and i've attempted a few double flips cuz i got bored. and that's just in the past, like, 6 months, if that. it feels so good to be getting somewhere with all this practice. it's amazing.

just to share with people who know what i'm talking about.

Feb. 9th, 2008

04:24 pm

((1))First and middle name: Chelsea. I hate my middle name.

((2))Age: 15

((3))Where you skate: Texas

((4))ISI/USFSA/both/other? If other, please tell what it is: Both. :)

((5))Skating level: Intermediate (soon to be Novice, woot)and Freestyle 8.

((6))Skating goals for the year: Pass my Junior MIF and get a consistent double axel.

((7))Are you taking lessons currently? Yep. :)

((8))If yes, private or group lessons? Private.

((9))How long have you been skating? Over 8 years (since right after I turned 7).

((10))Ever been in a competition? Many.

((11))Favorite spin: Flying sit.

((12))Favorite jump: Double flip. :)

((13))Favorite skater(if you have one): Kurt Browning! He's hilarious!

Now, here are some questions that don't really have anything to do with skating(LOL)...


((1))Favorite food: Uhh... Give me chocolate, and I'm happy.

((2))Favorite color: Lime green and purple.

((3))Favorite music style: I absolutely love musicals.

((4))Favorite movie: Enchanted!!!!!!! Yeah, I know I'm not 6 years old, but I have totally seen it 5 times, and I adore Disney movies.

((5))Favorite holiday: Winter.

((6))Favorite TV show: House and Law and Order: SVU.

Current Location: Texas
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Mouthwash - Kate Nash

Feb. 8th, 2008

09:14 pm - Hellllloooo

Hi! I just found this community so thought I'd do my first post. :)

((1))First and middle name: Jodie

((2))Age: 18

((3))Where you skate: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

((4))ISI/USFSA/both/other? If other, please tell what it is: -

((5))Skating level: I'm not sure, I think Grade 8? I'd have to look it up

((6))Skating goals for the year: Go back to skating! I haven't been for ages due to change in lifestyle and time restraints

((7))Are you taking lessons currently? No, I hopefully will when I go to university in September

((8))If yes, private or group lessons? I was taking private lessons

((9))How long have you been skating? Since I was 14

((10))Ever been in a competition? Nope!

((11))Favorite spin: Basic

((12))Favorite jump: Three jump

((13))Favorite skater(if you have one): Sasha Cohen... but that is mostly because she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn lol

Now, here are some questions that don't really have anything to do with skating(LOL)...


((1))Favorite food: Depends what mood I'm in... Chicago-style cheesecake!

((2))Favorite color: Green

((3))Favorite music style: I like Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Cure, Stray Cats, Timbaland, Shakira, Belle & Sebstian, the Beatles... too many to list really

((4))Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings, Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, Four Weddings & a Funeral, anything with Audrey Hepburn

((5))Favorite holiday: Summer!

((6))Favorite TV show: Waking the Dead, Friends, Sex & the City

Feb. 4th, 2008

06:39 pm

just some random skating news that i thought i'd share with people who would understand...

1) i finally got new skates and i LOVE! them. jackson's with pattern 99s (that i got gently used for lots cheaper. :) ) they are amazing....

2)i saw a chiropractor last week. and we looked at the xrays today. apparently, i'm 20 with the lower back of a 50 year old. haha. yessss. yay skating.

3) there was an article in usa today (i think) about the minimum age requirement holding people like rachel flatt and caroline zhang back. and they mentioned puberty being an enemy, and that "any skater about to hit thier 20s--if they make it that far--knows her days are numbered." and i have never been happier about being 20. :D yes i'm 20. yes i can do an axel. but i don't intend to give up that easily. ;D

that is all.

happy skating!

Aug. 14th, 2007

02:18 pm - ACK!

i met mark ladwig last week at my home rink--my home rink my tiny hometown!- and SKATED with him and MADE SMALL TALK with him!!....but i defintely didn't know that he was the fourth place finisher at last year's us state farm championships!! ack!

they were holding some selection competetion for dance and pairs skaters at my rink last week. so the practices before the competion (the morning of? i think) had all those competitors practicing there. i was not aware of this. i just looked at the schedule and picked a practice time. sure it was labeled high freestyle, but i could be there since i am doing axels/very feebly attempting doubles and for such a tiny me, i've got a lot of power (my coach is always having to slow me down in my programs! haha), so i figured i was fine at a high freestyle practice. and besides, i think we have like 3 skaters max at our rink that are doing double axels and higher. so i did not expect 9 people out there doing triples like it was nothing. i was absolutely terrified. so i was standing by the boards getting my thoughts together and waiting for someone to pass. this guy was standing next to me, and i said, "i have never skated with this many skaters this advanced before and its kind of wierding me out!" and he says, "eh, we are all humans. i'm making mistakes left and right, don't worry about it." then he introduces himself and shakes my hand! and i sincerely hoped he wasn't some famous skating figure that i should recognize. lol.

close. fourth place finisher. yep. thats pretty good. but granted, he is a pairs skater, and i never paid attention to them. so, i don't feel too bad about not recognizing him. BUT STILL!!


the end.

Jul. 6th, 2007

02:21 am - sp teri or harlick?

i'm in sp teri's (deluxes, i think?) right now and my feet have been killing me. i think i've numbed myself to the pain, but i do have to take off my skates and retie them within 30-40 minutes in order to get them to feel right. i bought them 3 years ago and then i quit. my feet probably have changed, but they are definetly way too stiff. i'm begining doubles soon, and i'm tiny. (5ft, ~100lbs). i have a very narrow heel (AA) but a fairly wide ball, apparently. B, maybe C? one guy suggested harlicks, but i've heard those are fairly expensive. are they worth it?
the main things i like about sp teri in comparison to the riedell's i started with was the heel pitch (love the heel pitch!)and the way all my toes fit into the front comfortable instead of all being squished together.
and blades...i have mk pros right now. i'm wondering if i should step up my blade? phantoms maybe? what difference does it make between these two models?

May. 30th, 2007

08:54 pm

1] What made you happy this weekend?
When my family and I went to my Nana's annual Memorial Day Picnic

2] Who's car were you in last?
Mine..its name is Comet

3] When was the last time you cried?
Uhh..when my dad told me I couldnt go skating in the morning. Even though I had a new job and pending insurance. I cried alot that night.

4] What color shirt are you wearing?
Black and pink

5] How long is your hair?
To my shoulders.

6] How long have you been friends with your best friend?
Which ones..lets see Catherine-I've known since we were like 5. Sarah R-all through high school. My skating cliche-2 1/2 years..they're all pretty much my best friends.

7] Who's on your mind right now?
My little sis..she has a dance comp the weekend.

8] Last movie you watched?
Step Up..one of my least favorite dance movies. It was okay..but didnt cause me to leap out of my chair. In theaters..Blades of Glory. Hell yeah!

9] Last thing you ate?
2 chocolate munchkins

10] Last thing you drank?
Dr Pepper

11] Where did you sleep last night?
My bed..duh

12] Do you want a new tattoo/piercing?
If my self choreographed skating program works out then I'll get a snake tattoo on my arm..j/k

13] Are you happy right now?
Yeah sorta..Im working..I'd rather be doing a play or skating. But on a scale of 1-5..I'd say 4.

14] What did you say last?
Hi..a guest just walked up to us.

15] Where is your phone?
At home, I need to get more minites for it.

16] Favorite comedian(s)?
Pearl..the landlord!!!

17] What color are your eyes?
Green..they used to be blue..but now definatly green.

18] What shoes are you wearing?:
Black sandles

19] Who came over last?
My Nana

20] Name the last 5 things you have bought in the past days?:
Chinese Food, a black a white striped shirt, a green and black top, a soft pretzel, and...um

21] Who/what do you hate/dislike currently?
Rick..I've never hated anyone until that jerk came along

22] What are you listening to?
Hotel music

23] What is your weapon of choice?
My nails of steel

24] What's your favorite scent?
hmm..the ocean

25] Who makes you the happiest right now?
I dunno..never really thought about it

26] Does someone have a crush on you?

27] Do you have a crush on someone?
Yeah I did on "Zeus"..hehe

28] What were you doing at midnight last night?
skating stretches...dont ask!

29] What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
Mom do I really have to get up

30] Are you left-handed?

31] Spell your name without vowels:

32] How many pairs of jeans do you own?:
nine hundred..haha j/k..alot

33] What color(s) do you wear most often?
Pink, black, and blue

34] What's for dinner tonight?
Probably a Celeste Pizza..yummy:-)

35] What is the last alcoholic beverage you drank
A Margarita..also yummy

36] When Is Your Birthday?

37] Who was the last person to send you a text message?
Umm Erin..but that was a LONG time ago

38] Last time you went swimming in a pool?
Monday..its getting warm.

39] Where was the last place you went shopping?
J.C. Penny's

40] How do you feel about your hair?
I like it, although it can be annoying alot of the times

41] How's the weather?
Very nice

42] How often do you listen to techno music?
Only when I'm looking for a song to skate to.

43] Have you ever been verbally or physically abused?
How about emotonally..yes!

44] Have you ever felt not good enough?
My parents are trying to drill that into my head..aint it sad? Sometimes I do but that inspires me to work harder.

45] Is there something important you need to tell someone?
Uhh..if I did I would have already told them

46] Will you ever tell them?

47] Is there anyone you would take a bullet for?
Lots of people

48] What languages do you wish you could speak
Lets see I already know English, French and alittle Spanish. I sing in Italian, Latin and one song in German. I want to speak Russian..yeah I'd say Russian.

49] Do you hate when people doubt you?
Hell yeah..but I always try to prove them wrong.

50] Do you have big plans and goals for your life?
Do as much performing as possible, eventuall teach theater, land my axel and doubles, and become a contortionist.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: hotel music

May. 24th, 2007

05:20 pm

((1))First and middle name:Laney

((2))Age: 20

((3))Where you skate(you can say the name of the rink, the city in which you skate, or both): BCC ice Center, Binghamton Ny

((4))ISI/USFSA/both/other? USFSA

((5))Skating level: Umm spread out amongst many different ones

((6))Skating goals for the year: Land my axel, compete with one of my self choreographed programs, perfect my camel and layback spins, compete more.

((7))Are you taking lessons currently? Yes

((8))If yes, private or group lessons? Private

((9))How long have you been skating? 2 1/2

((10))Ever been in a competition? Yes and love it

((11))Favorite spin: Flying sit spin..my favorite spin I can do is layback

((12))Favorite jump: Either Lutz or loop

((13))Favorite skater(if you have one): Katalina Gordeeva(since I was a kid)

Now, here are some questions that don't really have anything to do with skating(LOL)...


((1))Favorite food: pickles, fruit, seafood, ice cream

((2))Favorite color: Pink and gold

((3))Favorite music style: all kinds

((4))Favorite movie: Somewhere In Time, Moulin Rouge

((5))Favorite holiday: Christmas

((6))Favorite TV show: Whose line is it anyway?


((1))Night/day: Night..when all NYC is lit up...I love NYC

((2))loud/quiet: Depends on my mood

((3))Black/colorful: Colourful

((4))clean/messy: I guess I have to say sort of messy..not too clean

((5))Clorox/Lysol)lol): Lysol

::Right now you are::

((1))wearing: A Black and white shirt and black pants(Im at work:-)

((2))Listening to/watching: Listening to the werid music playing in the lobby.

((3))Eating(yes/no?): No, I just finished a soft pretzel

((4))In a good/bad mood: Good..alittle tired..but good

((5))Thinking: Playing a new monologue that I'm currently working on.

::What do you think when I say::

((1))Cheese: Yuck

((2))Pooh: Tinkerbell

((3))Egg Nog: Christmas

((4))Curd: cheese

((5))Mug: Mug? What the heck?

((6))Pudding: Chocolate..yummy

((7))Orange: Juice

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Werid hotel music

May. 25th, 2007

12:59 am - More about me

((1))First and middle name: Winnie

((2))Age: 16 (soon to be 17)

((3))Where you skate(you can say the name of the rink, the city in which you skate, or both): Fuji Ice Palace, Singapore and Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink, Australia

((4))ISI/USFSA/both/other? If other, please tell what it is: ISI in Singapore, not sure what it is in Australia...

((5))Skating level: ISI Freestyle 5 (+ Flying Camel)

((6))Skating goals for the year: Biellman-Biellman spin, Camel spin, get started on double jumps

((7))Are you taking lessons currently? Yes

((8))If yes, private or group lessons? Private one-on-one

((9))How long have you been skating? 1 year and about 4 months

((10))Ever been in a competition? Nope

((11))Favorite spin: Sit spin

((12))Favorite jump: Loop jump

((13))Favorite skater(if you have one): Brian Boitano, he's got the best technical skills.

Now, here are some questions that don't really have anything to do with skating(LOL)...


((1))Favorite food: Baked fish fillet

((2))Favorite color:  Silver grey

((3))Favorite music style:  Anything sing-able

((4))Favorite movie:  Gallipoli

((5))Favorite holiday:  December school holiday, it's the longest one.

((6))Favorite TV show:  CSI


((1))Night/day: Night, sharpens and heightens each sensation

((2))loud/quiet: Quiet, my hearing is quite accute and noise makes my head spin

((3))Black/colorful: Colourful!

((4))clean/messy: Messy..but sanitary.

((5))Clorox/Lysol)lol):  Clorox, have never heard of Lysol.

::Right now you are::

((1))wearing:  Yoga pants and football shirt

((2))Listening to/watching:  - / watching the laptop screen

((3))Eating(yes/no?): No

((4))In a good/bad mood:  In between

((5))Thinking:  math formulae, got a test tomorrow

::What do you think when I say::

((1))Cheese: Stinky

((2))Pooh: Disney

((3))Egg Nog: Wot's that?

((4))Curd:  Lactic reactions

((5))Mug:  Micheal Jackson...

((6))Pudding:  Christmas

((7))Orange:  Vitamin C

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