In My Own Words: Practice makes perfect which often occurs before dawn on the ice
In My Own Words
I have a lesson on Wednesdays, and in the mornings I practice for half an hour. When I get there, there's usually only two other girls there, so we have the ice all to ourselves.
|What the rink looks like in the morning.|
|Mencer doing a flip jump|
Just last week I passed my Preliminary Moves in the field test. You can also practice footwork which is very tiring.
While on-ice practice is crucial, off-ice is important. Off-ice practice can range anywhere from running and working out, to practicing your jumps on solid ground, I run as much as I can, and I go through a workout circuit every day.
|Spinner for practice spins without ice.|
Skating takes a lot of dedication and determination, but it also has great rewards. Being able to express your emotion on the ice during programs and the feeling you get when you know that you skated well is like nothing I've ever felt.
|Mencer at a competition.|
--By Hannah Mencer, LS News Reporter
In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.