Saturday, 18 April 2015

Dan - Skating week two

I've worked out how to embed a photo slideshow, so this should work better than last week's video. A little more progress this week, it took a few minutes for Dan to regain his confidence, but he enjoyed the lesson again, there were no meltdowns, and he's already looking forward to next week. Olga did a fine job fitting all their skates and Dan's helmet into Lara's new figure skating suitcase bag. The lesson was mostly about building up tower blocks and knocking them down, something close to Dan's heart, or kicking blocks around. After the lesson Dan insisted that it was his turn to take a photo of Lara, which turned out better than either of us was expecting..

And here's a little video compilation too..

Monday, 13 April 2015

Dan's Skating Lessons, with a young Assistant Coach

Dan started his "parent and tot" skating lessons with Olga on Saturday morning, it was a 45 minute lesson, with the aim of him being able to stand up unaided, which we think he achieved. He enjoyed it, there were no meltdowns, and to cap it off, Lara was allowed to help out in her capacity as an "assistant" to her own skating coach, who happens to run the parent and tot lesson.