Figure-skating competition season is here! Along with all the hard work comes the stress of remembering everything needed for a competition and the actual competition performance. Let’s not forget the parents, coaches, and audience members who have the stressful job of supporting the skaters, which can be a lot harder than it looks.
I think everyone involved with figure skating during competition season needs support. Here are some articles with tips for skating competitions from my brother, Will (skating coach, former international pairs competitor representing the U.S, and co-founder of Chitwood Skating), our mom, Deb Chitwood ( founder of Raising Figure Skaters with ideas from a parent’s perspective) and me (skating coach and former international ice dance competitor representing Great Britain).
I hope these ideas help eliminate some of the stress so that you can experience the joy of competition!
Top 3 Competition Essentials by Will Chitwood
Competition Checklist by Will Chitwood
Competition Makeup Tips by Christina Chitwood
Warming Up and Cooling Down
How to Do an Off-Ice Warm-Up by Will Chitwood
How to Cool Down after a Skating Session by Will Chitwood
Why You Should Arrive Early for Skating Performances by Christina Chitwood
How to Get the Most out of a Skating Competition by Will Chitwood
Tips for a Strong Mental Attitude for Competition by Will Chitwood
Feel the Love of Performance by Christina Chitwood
Top Tips for Skating Performances and Competitions by Christina Chitwood
Top 5 Performance Reminders for Skating Competitions by Christina Chitwood
Tips for Parents and the Skater’s Support Group
Don’t Forget These Two Words before a Competition Performance by Deb Chitwood
Let Gratitude Carry You through the Competition Season by Deb Chitwood
Special Olympians Can Inspire Us All by Deb Chitwood
Whatever the Outcome, I Hope We Dance by Deb Chitwood
Life Lessons from State Games of America by Will Chitwood
Gaining Confidence through Competition by Christina Chitwood
I hope the articles were helpful. If you have any tips or suggestions you’d like to share, I’d love to hear them! 🙂