Top Tips for Skating Competitions

Christina warming up for the 2009 NRW Trophy, Dortmund, Germany.
Christina warming up for the 2009 NRW Trophy, Dortmund, Germany.

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!

Competition Checklist

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

Competition Tips

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

All They Really Need to Know about Competition They Learned in Kindergarten by Deb Chitwood

Don’t Forget These Two Words before a Competition Performance by Deb Chitwood

Don’t Forget the Three Most Important 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! 🙂

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