OK, it's the dead of winter and the lakes are frozen. Really, 60f isn't frozen but my lake feels darn cold. How do I learn/develop/maintain skills? Relevant question at any level. I'll try some ideas here. If you have tips please post what works for you.
Probably the first thing to do is to get out the trick rope. Tie it off to something sturdy with enough room to move. Preferably indoors so you will actually use it regularly. Now practice all the basics on dry land. The handle work will become second nature. Stick on the toe harness - you don't need a release. Do the basics again. TO wrap in is a basic trick - play with it. Spend a few minutes every day along with some stretching and core work and you will be pleasantly surprised in the spring.