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Friday, March 30, 2012

Competition Tip #12: Good luck!

Competition starts today! To all competitors,

Competition Tip #12: Good Luck and Skate Well

You have practiced hard, prepared yourself physically and mentally, and now is the time to show what you've got.

"Good luck is the residue of preparation" ~ Jack Youngblood, NFL Hall of Fame

Many people have something specific that they feel brings them good luck. You may have a good-luck charm, a teddy bear, your favorite tights you always wear at competition... go ahead and bring it along to the rink. (though you probably will not bring teddy bears onto the ice with you)

"I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck." ~ Sarah Hughes, 2002 Olympic Gold Medallist

Get to the rink early. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive. When at the rink, you can focus your mind on your skating. You can have time to warm up off-ice. Take some time to stretch. Visualize your program.

As you take the ice for your program, remember that you are here to skate your best. Keep focused on your program. Feel your music, and, most of all, enjoy your skate!

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