What does a Mentally Strong Performance look like?

What does a Mentally Strong Performance look like?

What I consider to be a mentally strong performance may surprise you. It isn’t a clean skate every time, in fact, there may be several mistakes. It is not about whether you make a mistake or not. You are not a robot, there is no way to program you to skate clean every...
Happier Practices when you Practice Gratitude

Happier Practices when you Practice Gratitude

This weekend we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving. This long weekend always feels so special, giving thanks for all the family, friends and gifts we have been given. It is a good reminder of the importance of showing gratitude all season long. Athletes who also show...
Are You Stuck in the Pre-Competition Squeeze?

Are You Stuck in the Pre-Competition Squeeze?

Imagine it is 2 weeks before your next big competition and you are starting to experience the pre-competition week jitters. Your (insert jump here), which you have been landing for years is starting to give you trouble. You are not landing it in the program. You feel...
What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

What is a Strong Mindset worth to you?

Skating parents, imagine your skater circling around for 15 minutes of a 1 hour session not attempting a jump. Just skating around, setting up for a jump but completely bailing before the take off or popping it altogether, over and over again. That is 1/4 of every...