The right way to Set goals

The right way to Set goals

It can be difficult, and even a bit overwhelming, to set goals for your season. Writing goals down or telling someone about them makes them real. This feels like it holds you accountable to do what you say you will do. What if you don’t achieve what you set out to...
Visualization: The KEY to Training While Injured

Visualization: The KEY to Training While Injured

At some point in your skating career you may experience an injury and the slew of emotions that accompany this experience are palpable. Frustration, anger, sadness to name a few are felt by your “whole team” (mom, dad, coach, family pet!, etc). You want to keep...
Building Resiliency and Preparing for the Unexpected

Building Resiliency and Preparing for the Unexpected

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my first Canada Games. This event is like a mini-Olympics for Canadian athletes. In figure skating, the top two Pre-Novice skaters in each discipline and from each province get selected to attend. The event happens only every...
Reflect before you Goal set

Reflect before you Goal set

As we begin a new year, it is important to reflect on the one that has just passed. Too often athletes set a goal, work hard, and by the time they accomplish the goal they are on to the next one. Without taking a moment to celebrate the win, you may quickly find...