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Staycation Challenge 4/28 with Surya Bonaly




DAY 1: PODIUM RESULTS - Jason Brown Day!

GOLD: Saphie N & Sydney R - 21.5 Points!!!!

SILVER: Joy X - 21 Points!!!

BRONZE: Alina H & Maddie C - 20 Points!!

PEWTER: Laura N, Tahani D & Sasha S - 18.5 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!



STAYCATION CHALLENGE: Monday - Friday

OFF-ICE JUMP CLASS: Tuesdays & Fridays - 3:00 ET

CLASSROOM: Saturdays - 12:00 ET


CLICK HERE to join Off-ice

Meeting ID: 842 1053 6504

Password: 008059



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!

  • Joy X

  • Laura N

  • Maddie C

  • Mia C

  • Sam R

  • Saphie N

  • Sasha S

  • Sydney R

  • Tahani D

  • Vanessa F


YESTERDAY'S PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Riverdance!

Everyone who enters gets 3 Points!

WINNERS: Alina H: for 132 in 60 seconds!

but EVERYONE gave it a good try!


YESTERDAY'S VIDEO CONTEST: Just Jason!

WINNERS: 8 OF YOU for this SHOW STOPPING Jason Brown!

HONORABLE MENTION: This Dear Evan Hansen


PHOTO BOMB CATEGORY: Strike A Pose!

WINNER: Laura N: For this ON POINT balancing act...

HONORABLE MENTIONS: A bunch!


PHOTO BOMB CATEGORY: Smiles Are Contageous!

WINNERS: Saphie N, Sydney R & Tahani D: For this WOW moment...

HONORABLE MENTIONS: All Smiles!


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Question

  • CONSISTENCY MATTERS: Name a competition that Jason WON without winning either of the short or long program segments.


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Answers

  • TWICE: 2010 winning the US National Junior title and 2012 winning the JGP Final


YESTERDAY'S GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: Tell me ALL of the SPIN FEATURES Jason attempted in each spin. All of the INFO you need is HERE.

  • For my non IJS skaters: Send me the longest list of HIGHLIGHT moves in Jason's transitions.

Since yesterday was Jason Brown Day we took another look at this ICONIC Riverdance...


YOU BE THE JUDGE: How I'd call it

Jason Brown: Senior Mens Free Program





GREAT JOB!!!

TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED YESTERDAY!!!

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



The Staycation Challenge family would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to yesterday's special guest

JASON BROWN!




As always, EVERYTHING is FREE and EVERYONE is WELCOME, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

STAYCATION CHALLENGE is 4/28 Today is Day 2 of Visitors Week: We Are Flipping Out!

with special guest 5 time European Champion


SURYA BONALY


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

  • Submitting an answer for a game

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

CONTESTS: TODAYS PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Cartwheels!

  • Set your timer for 45 seconds!

  • Most repetitions WINS!

  • NOTE: We will work on these in off-ice

  • Remember you get 3 POINTS just for submitting!


BONUS CONTEST!!! PARENT PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Jumping Rope (thru Friday)

  • Give your jump rope to your PARENT! (Adult skaters can use spouse, sibling or child)

  • Set your timer for 60 seconds

  • Most repetitions WINS!

  • You get 5 POINTS for submitting EACH parent on the day you send in!

  • Winning parent's skater gets an additional 5 POINTS added to their total at the end of the week!

  • NOTE: Thank you to Darlene & Peter Cain for sharing their awesome idea! Let's show TEXAS what we got!


VIDEO CHALLENGE: Flipping Out!


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


  • Flipping Out! Best Surya Bonaly SHOW OR PROFESSIONAL program of ALL TIME!

FASHION POLICE: The category is...


  • High Flying Fashion!: Send me the GREATEST Surya fashion moment.

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

  • Surya continues to be a ROLE MODEL for people of color in figure skating. Who was the FIRST African American to WIN a US National title? (any level)

  • Surya famously never used what figure skating STAPLE?

GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: Tell me what SPIN FEATURES she attempts and what each of these spins could be CALLED today.

  • For my non IJS skaters: Surya was the first person to ever do a backflip in Olympic history. Tell me what her OTHER 3 most INTERESTING elements in this program were and why.

Since today is SURYA BONALY Day: I give you this ICONIC Surya...

Submit all entries to: MATT@MatthewLindCoaching.com

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

CLICK HERE to join Off-ice

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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