OTL: Portrait of a Rescue


The Haydenettes have a hero, Devin Wang. Watch or record Outside the Lines (ESPN2) at 4:30 ET to view her story. The synchro community is honored to know you, Devin.

From U.S. Figure Skating’s Dream Program 's  facebook.

Forewarned:the picture can be graphic.

I read this article.It was long but it spoke to me personally as I took an athletic training class myself.( And I am a skater as well. )

DWTS disney night! (week 5, halfway)

  • Drew and Cheryl-Aladdin, she is tannnned.Back to 7 from the judges, aww Whitney was good for him .

Charlie and Sharna- I knew it! His instagram photo gave it away.Mary Poppins! Jazz. Totally adorable, too bad he dropped his cane. Loved seeing his chessy smile lol Get’s his first 10! and the first 10 given by Len! 

  • Danica and Val-Beauty and the beast, be our guest!Funny mention of Mak’s from last week. This week, quickstep Val with eyeliner. Nice leap at one point.Hug from Carrie Ann hugs her at one point. Three 10’s,woahh

Amy and Derek-Tom announces Cinderella? But cinderella is blue! Amy is wearing a pink gown! pink! Anyways-Waltz , Derek makes a good prince charming. I also loved the little animation shown on the tv when they finished their dance. Carrie Ann says it well-  ”I hope Disney will make their next princess like you.”  And yes Bruno, she is regal. First 10 from guest judge Donny! 

  • Cody and Whitney- Nice part where Cody sernates Whitney haha, They got the Samba this week and used music from the Lion King . Great comparisons between Simba and Cody lol . IMO this seems harder because they are not actually portraying people, but animals.
  • NeNe and Tony - clip showed tension in practice after the partner switch up which included Ne Ne leadving early. Cruella deville music,fox trot.
  • Camera pans to James and Peta-(who are up next)… is she Elsa from frozen? I noticed she was wearing icy blue and had a braided updo… Elsa it is! comtemporary style with solid 10’s, first perfect score!

Cute commercial break to see Charlie preforming with pengiuns

think Meryl and Mak’s is Jasmine? No other princesses are in purple, she also has her hair split like it.. I was sooo wrong. The jungle book, Samba.  Signature purple .Shirtless Max. Carrie Ann says they dance as one.

Woah Candace and Mark- Little Mermaid/Ariel . Red wig and crab hands. Almost all 9’s and they get their scores right on the floor. tom revels that they, along with Cody/Whitney and NeNe/Tony are in jeopardy. 

-drumroll- :( Bye to Cody/Whitney! I was hoping it would be NeNe/Tony going..




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Figure Skating Elements: Sit spins and combination spins

Time to refresh you memories on upright and layback spins and camel spins because here’s the final installment of the spin intro posts - sit spins! (And combination spins, but we’ll get to those in a second.) Sit spins are denoted as “SSp” on protocols and are defined as spins where the skating leg is bent so that the thigh is at least parallel to the ice. Basically, it looks like the skater is squatting down while spinning. There are numerous variations in sit spin positions and most of them don’t have names. I’ve only included some common and famous variations in this post. Both men and women can do some of these positions.

Basic sit spin: Sasha’s skating leg is bent and her free leg is extended in front of her.

Sit spin variations: The free leg can be bent, the torso can be twisted, and the arms can be in various positions.

Flying sit spin: Stephane “jumps” into the spin. This particular flying entrance is called a death drop. Flying sit spins appear as “FSSp” on protocols. Flying entrances are common for camel and sit spins, not so common for upright spins. A “hop” in the middle of a sit spin is another way to do a flying sit spin.

Pancake spin: A sit spin variation where the free leg is crossed on top of the thigh of the skating leg and the torso is bent over it. Mao’s arms are above her back in this example; if the skater’s arms are holding their skating leg instead, it is known as a cannonball spin.

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