Okay, I’ll do that :)
You just draw the pattern of your solo on a sheet of paper. It’s meant to be a replica of the tracings/lines that your skates make on the ice surface when you do your program. Mapping out your program helps you see how much ice you are covering, how well your elements are spaced out, and what shapes you are making in your choreography. For crosscuts, you can draw big, curvy X’s. For spins you can draw little swirls. For jumps you can draw the lines that the jump makes on the ice. It’s helpful to write the name of the element beside the drawing of it. And my coach suggests drawing the first third (time-wise) of your program in red, the second third in blue, and the final third green. This makes the map easier to read and shows if you’re skating in one area for too long at any point in your program.
No, I don’t. I don’t know anyone who does, but maybe it’s different where you’re from. I usually hold my ending position for a few moments, then skate nicely off the ice with my arms up. To show thanks to the judge, a simple ‘thank you’ and a genuine smile after you get off the ice is always good.
Congratulations & you’re welcome
Well I only started buying them two years ago and I’ve gotten one each of those two years. My parents buy them and give them to me for Christmas. I’m not sure whether or not I’ll get another one this year.
Do you like the long sleeve one better? If not, then I don’t see why you would pick it over the short sleeve one. Maybe you could wear the short sleeve one for your freeskate and wear the long sleeve one for your moves. This is because the shorter skirt on the long sleeve dress won’t fly up as much during moves as it would during freeskate. Another option is to try wearing some short shorts over the long sleeve dress, beneath the skirt. It may or may not look okay. It might look okay if the shorts are the same color as the dress. Wearing shorts underneath might help make the skirt look a little bit more appropriate. So, that’s my advice to you! If I were you, I’d probably just wear the short sleeve dress for both tests. For my moves tests (skills in Canada), I’m allowed to wear a form-fitting jacket over my dress. Good luck on your tests :)