• Matthew Lind

Staycation Challenge 3/23



WEEK 2: STARTS TODAY!


Week 1: FINAL STANDINGS - TOP 10

GOLD: Mia C - 60 Points!!!!

SILVER: TIE! Joy X & Sasha S - 59 Points!!!

BRONZE: Elliot S - 54 Points!!

PEWTER: Sydney R - 44 Points!

5th: TIE! Tahani N & Laura N

6th: Saphie N

7th: Sam K

8th: Kaori N

9th: Vanessa F

10: Sam R


537 TOTAL POINTS SCORED IN 4-DAY WEEK 1!


I know some people couldn't participate every day for various reasons. DON'T SWEAT IT! It's a new week!! I think it's awesome that everyone is doing what they can when they can.


Thank you Laura for sending me this great link. If you are interested in learning more tips for athletes, coaches and parents in the sports community about getting through the pandemic

CLICK HERE


HOMEWORK SENT IN:

NO CONTEST YESTERDAY BUT I ASKED YOU TO SEND ME 3 REASONS YOU LOVE TO SKATE, 3 THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR TODAY AND 3 WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP OTHERS RIGHT NOW!


REASONS WHY I LOVE TO SKATE:

  • It’s a way that I have found to be able to truly express myself.

  • It is something I have found to get away from other difficult things happening in my life and to be able to learn life long lessons from.

  • It gave me the chance to meet so many amazing people that I know I will be friends with for the rest of my life.

  • I love the feeling when I master a new element.

  • Skating, especially to music, makes me feel happy.

  • Skating is how I express myself. It is my outlet to let out my anger or stress. It makes me feel calm.

  • Because I love how you can jump, spin, and glide across the ice

  • I love how when you skate faster you can feel the wind on your face

  • I love how it’s just like dancing and you can dance across the ice in a program

  • I love to skate because it gives me a break from the stress in my life. When I have a bad day, or something in school is bothering me, skating can help me relax and focus,

  • I love to skate because of the community. We are very supportive of each other, and just being at the rink is fun.

  • I love to skate because I just love the sport. I like to push myself to improve my skating and getting better gives me something to focus on.

  • It makes me feel free

  • I love jumping

  • Let me push myself

  • I love to watch the athleticism and artistry of figure skating.

  • I love to encourage skaters and help them to improve.

  • I love to escape the heat in the summer by being in the ice rink.

Saphie N: Why I love to skate...


THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR TODAY:

  • The health of myself and everyone else in my life right now.

  • My family.

  • The opportunities I have been able to get in the past few years from skating.

  • My health and the health of my family.

  • I am also grateful to have food when so many others do not.

  • Most importantly, I am thankful to everyone who is doing the right thing and staying at home during these hard times.

  • I have a sister to keep me company

  • I have a big driveway so I can practice on my roller blades

  • Everyone I know is safe at home no one is sick

  • I am grateful for good health. No one in my family has been infected by the coronavirus, and we are very fortunate.

  • I am grateful for my friends. Everyone has been doing their best to stay connected, and I am grateful for the support and kindness that has been going around.

  • I am grateful for the internet. Social media has helped everyone stay connected, and the internet has helped me with online learning, even if I don't like it. :)

  • My family

  • Everyone being healthy

  • Having more free time

  • My family

  • Workout app

  • Marco and Cinnamon

  • My family

  • My parent

  • All people I’ve met in my life

  • Great, supportive partner who cares for me and takes care of me, including when tough love is needed.

  • Our house - It has been a source of comfort in tough times and is again now.

  • Implementing several solutions to improve my health


"When life is sweet, you say THANK YOU and celebrate. When life is bitter, you say THANK YOU and grow."

-Shauna Niequist


THINGS I CAN DO TO HELP OTHERS RIGHT NOW:

  • Taking care of myself (washing my hands, working out, eating healthy)

  • Checking in with people I can’t physically see right now (friends, grandparents, etc.)

  • Spread Positivity! (Keeping a good mindset in such a difficult time right now)

  • Advise my friends to self quarantine so this disease can stop spreading.

  • I can help my parents around the house cleaning so they are not as stressed.

  • I can call and talk to as many people as possible so nobody feels lonely at home.

  • Don’t spread germs and wash your hands so everyone is safe

  • Taking care of Emma wile Daddy and Mommy are in a meeting working from home

  • For me to not get sick at all not even a fever

  • I can donate money to hospitals. This helps all of the people who have been hospitalized due to the coronavirus and all of the doctors and nurses working there.

  • I can help local businesses. By donating money, or even just buying their products, I can help businesses that are suffering because of the coronavirus.

  • I can stay inside. By practicing social distancing, I am helping slow the spread of the virus and keeping everyone safe.

  • Wash my hands

  • Stay inside

  • Spread awareness and keep up to date on information

  • Stay home

  • Do school homework and practice Saxophone with my friends

  • Sit in the back of the car when Saphie practices driving, so that I can give her feedback

  • Talk and listen to others and make them relieve and comfortable.

  • Share useful and good information

  • Be thoughtful

  • Support and encourage them through writing and posts on social media

  • Develop on-line seminars and information for skaters and coaches on goal setting and season planning (coming soon)

  • Serve as a resource to help people think through problems and challenges


VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:

Laura N:

Tahani D:

Vanessa F:

Sam K:


TUTU TO TANGO: Since Saturday was all about unitards and lefties I gave you this...

Challenge was received, AND ANSWERED!

Vanessa F:

Mia C:

And Mia wasn't the only one practicing her program this weekend!

Saphie N:



GREAT JOB!!!

TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED THIS WEEK!!!


ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

TODAY'S CHALLENGE: Mondays are for the Birds!


Brought to you by this SOARING Surya Bonaly number!


HOW IT WILL WORK:

I'll be keeping track at home and updating you all on the scoreboard!


You can earn points in a few ways:

5 Points:

  • Submitting a clip of your daily off-ice workout

  • Submitting a winning clip of your physical challenge

3 Points:

  • Winning a contest

  • Submitting a clip of your physical challenge

  • Correctly answering trivia

1 Point:

  • Submitting an entry into a contest

  • Submitting an answer for trivia


DAILY WORKOUT:

It's ANIMAL Day! I want you try each of these walks in intervals 1-minute on 30-seconds off

BONUS: Show me if you can do any of these!


IF ANYONE WANTS ROTATION FEEDBACK YOU CAN SEND ME A VIDEO AND I WILL RESPOND OR FACETIME WHEN I CAN!


CONTESTS:

TODAYS PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Camel Position!

  • Hit your best camel position and hold for 60 seconds

  • The one with the best position with the least movement wins!

  • Remember you get 3 POINTS just for submitting!


VIDEO: Swan Song!

Send me the best program you can find, I'll judge and the winners will be announced and have their entries shared.

  • Swan Song! Best SWAN LAKE program of all time!


FASHION POLICE: The category is...

  • You're an ANIMAL: Best (or worst) animal inspired skating costume


BONUS CONTEST: Photo Bomb

  • Camel Spin: Send me the coolest picture of a camel position


TRIVIA: Today's Question...

  • Send me a list of the most skating elements you can think of with an animal in the name.


GAME: You Be The Judge

For my IJS Girls: Name these spins. Tell me the spin features attempted and achieved

For my littles: Tell me where she could do better with skating skills



Submit all entries to:

MATT@MatthewLindCoaching.com



My friend Anne Goldberg-Baldwin is running off ice classes this week

Instagram/Facebook schedule:


Handle @AnneHGoldbergBaldwin


  • Monday 12-12:30 stretch: legs

  • Tuesday 3-3:30 arms and body weight

  • Wednesday 12-12:30 core strength

  • Thursday 12-12:30 thighs and seat

  • Friday 12-12:30 stretch: back openers


All donation based and very much appreciated via Venmo

Venmo handle: @Anne-Goldberg-Baldwin

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