• Matthew Lind

Staycation Challenge 4/21 with Yuka Sato

Updated: Apr 22




DAY 1: PODIUM RESULTS - Trip to Japan!

GOLD: Laura N & Mia C - 19 Points!!!!

SILVER: Alina H - 18.5 Points!!!

BRONZE: Joy X - 18 Points!!

PEWTER: Maddie C, Sydney R & Saphie N - 17 Points!



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


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



DAILY WORK OUTS SENT IN:

SEND A QUICK CLIP OF YOUR DAILY WORKOUT: 5 POINTS!

I know some of you worked out and didn't have a chance to record it. IT'S A NEW DAY! Send one today!

  • Alina H

  • Joy X

  • Laura N

  • Maddie C

  • Mia C

  • Saphie N

  • Sasha S

  • Sydney R

  • Tahani D


YESTERDAY'S PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Sumo Squats!

Everyone who enters gets 3 Points!

WINNERS: Sasha S: for 62 in 60 seconds!

but a special visitor STOLE the show!


YESTERDAY'S VIDEO CONTEST: Satoko-My-Goodness!

WINNERS: Alina H, Laura N & Tahani D for this MASTERFUL Miyahara!


FASHION POLICE CATEGORY: Kimono She Better Work!

WINNER: Mia C: For this SPOT ON Kathy & Chris Reed...

HONORABLE MENTIONS: A bunch!


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Question

  • This 10 TIME Japanese Champion taught their CHILD to a World title and they then went on to teach 2 US National Champions. Name those CHAMPIONS. (1 point each)


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Answers

  • Nobuo Sato: 10 time Japanese National Champion. Taught Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Takahiko Kozuka, Fumie Suguri, Yukari Nakano and his daughter Yuka to name just a few.

  • Yuka Sato: 1994 World Champion who also taught,

  • Jeremy Abbott: To the 2010, 2012 & 2014 National titles and,

  • Alissa Czisny: To the 2010 National title


YESTERDAY'S GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: Write out what TOTAL ELEMENT SCORE Jumps AND Spins for this program with no GOE if called TODAY. Correct link HERE

  • For my non IJS skaters: Tell me what her BEST 3 landings were and WHY.


Since we are taking a JAPAN GET-A-WAY, I gave you this RECORD SETTING Midori Ito...


YOU BE THE JUDGE: How I'd call it

MIDORI ITO: Senior Ladies Free Program





GREAT JOB!!!

TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED YESTERDAY!!!

I'll see you in class at 3:00 today!!!





ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

STAYCATION CHALLENGE is 4/21 Today is Day 2 of our tour of: JAPAN!

with special guest 1994 World Champion


YUKA SATO




HOW IT WORKS: I'll be keeping track at home and updating you all on yesterday's 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


2 Points:


  • Showing your work on trivia or games


1 Point:

  • Submitting an entry into a contest

  • Submitting an entry into a challenge

  • Submitting an answer for trivia

DAILY WORKOUT: Quick Abs with Tom: Remember off-ice at 3:00!

CONTESTS: TODAYS PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Balance in Skates!


  • Put BOTH skates on

  • Set your timer for 30 seconds!

  • HOLD your best balance on 1 FOOT

  • Steadiest balance WINS!

  • EXTRA CREDIT: try the other foot. I will use the BEST for contest

  • NOTE: If you have PIC skates now you can have someone hold your BLADE in place or wedge it front to back

  • Remember you get 3 POINTS just for submitting!

VIDEO CHALLENGE: Skater's Skater!


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


  • Skater's Skater! Best Yuka Sato PROFESSIONAL program of ALL TIME! (other than example)

PHOTO BOMB: The category is...


  • Yuka Wear that Anywhere!: Send me the most BEAUTIFUL Yuka Sato fashion moment.

2 For Tuesday TRIVIA: Today's Questions...

  • Yuka COMMENTATED what historical Japanese skating moment for Japanese television?

  • What other COUNTRY did Yuka train in and who was her COACH?

GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: Tell me what her TOP program component should be and explain why.

  • For my non IJS skaters: Tell me her 3 most WELL EXECUTED elements were and why.

Since today is YUKA SATO Day: I give you this ENCHANTING Yuka...

Submit all entries to: MATT@MatthewLindCoaching.com

I'll be teaching an off-ice rotations class at 3:00 today on Zoom!

JOIN OFF ICE @3:00

Meeting ID: 842 1053 6504

Password: 008059

IF ANYONE WANTS OFF ICE ROTATIONS FEEDBACK YOU CAN ALSO SEND ME A VIDEO AND I WILL RESPOND OR FACETIME WHEN I CAN!

I WANT YOUR IDEAS AND FEEDBACK! If you have an idea for a theme or a contest!

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