This is the beginning of the season for many in competitive figure skating. I always enjoyed watching how skaters go through the process of finding the right music, choreographing programs, and designing costumes. At the same time, extra emphasis is placed on developing and refining skating skills at the beginning of the new season.
I really like the quote: “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin
Even though the beginning of any new season or new project has some drudgery involved, love of the sport or job or subject or hobby is what can truly bring about great progress.
I was the guest poster at my daughter’s Christina Chitwood Performance blog this week, with a post “Follow Your Kids’ Interests through Summer Day Camps.”
My kids had lots of experience with summer day camps, including many summer skating camps to start the new skating season. My kids always found them a great time to add or improve skills through more intense training and to create excitement through classes that are only offered in the summer. For skaters, Xanboni has a helpful article on “Summer Skating.”
If your kids are wondering about a summer camp for skating or any other sport or activity, check it out now if you haven’t already. This could be the summer your child creates a masterpiece! 🙂