Tips for a Strong Mental Attitude for Competition

Why You Should Arrive Early for Skating Performances
Inspiration from the 2011 World Pairs Champions, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy
Will (13) and Christina (8) during their 1998-99 pairs season when they won their first Junior Olympics/Junior Nationals medal.

Will (13) and Christina (8) during their 1998-99 pairs season when they won their first Junior Olympics/Junior Nationals medal.

Having competed in pairs skating for ten years, I learned various techniques to handle the pressures of competition and public performance. Now I’m a skating coach. Here’s how I deal with my students’ most common competition fears.

Usually the most common fear for new skating competitors is performing in front of an audience. The skaters fear they will make a mistake and embarrass themselves in front of their family and friends. The most common question new competitors ask me is, “What if I fall?”

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Why You Should Arrive Early for Skating Performances
Inspiration from the 2011 World Pairs Champions, Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy
May 26, 2011