Wait. What? The skating director knows my name? When did that happen?
"So," she continued, "I put you in Freestyle 2. I think you'll have fun there!"
I said, "I was thinking more like Basic 5."
She pats me on the shoulder, "You can do what you want, but I think you'll have fun in freestyle 2."
So the Freestyle section is 5 women from Freestyle 1-5. Gold Skater, Miss Cheerleader, Lady Bunhead, and a woman I don't know, plus me. It turns out Gold Skater, Miss Cheerleader and Lady Bunhead don't want to graduate (Lady Bunhead is a junior coach). So it's 3 women working on their axels and two working on spins.
I look over at the Adult Basic section. There's about 20 people in Basic 1-8 and three coaches. It looks like a goat rope at the other end of the rink.
So, yeah, I'm staying in Freestyle. I told the Freestyle coach that if she can get me to do one foot backspins by the end of the session I'll consider it money well spent.
First session, I got 4 revolutions of one foot back spins.. . one revolution at a time. On average that's 1 decent revolution every 10 attempts!
|Sadly, my spin entrance is pretty much like this!|