After taking 5 days off ice - it’s that Bambi feeling again. Trying to get my legs under me with confidence. My lesson today was to pick up where we left off and make a few changes to what was previously choreographed. I’m skating too slow to put the right EM-PHA-SIS on the right SYL-LAB-LE.
On The Edge... Again
Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.
It has now been 8 years since I got back on the ice. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1600 subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
I got to have my Wednesday lesson on Monday this week so today was just practice. Badly needed practice however skating 3 days in a row... soon to be 4 tomorrow... is taking it’s toll on my 61 year old joints and muscles.
Today I tried to mostly focus on skating elements. Stroking, edges, foot work, twizzles and I spent a few minutes attempting some spins as a need one for the end of my Free Dance... whew. Those spins did me in. I am out of practice. I was not centered and really dizzy following the first one. Once you get spin sick .. there is no recovering!
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Monday I had a lesson instead of Wed due to a cancellation. We did part IV of our choreography on the Free Dance. As frustrating as it is to not be able to execute these moves to perfection.. it is the most fun process of learning a new program. My coach Naomi is AMAZING. She just thinks of these steps right off the top of her head.
Tuesday - is my normal golf day but my thumb sprain is keeping me from any sports with clubs or racquets in my left hand.
Friday, March 19, 2021
My Thursday partnering lesson went well today. Following a great workout with Grant on Ice Cafe - I was nice and warmed up for my dance lesson.
Still struggling with making the proper Waltz 3 turn for the European .. we spent a good deal of time today on them. I know I am making some progress. The real test is when I skate alone!
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Skating at Gilbert today because I forgot to book my regular ice time by the deadline Sunday!
Decided to go casual Monday denim ... it felt pretty awkward!
I spared you the ice dance practice and the majority of the session I endlessly worked on waltz 3 turns.
I wonder if I will ever get them right.