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 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Later that day I returned to the rink for my ice dance lesson with Kendall Tupper LeClaire. We are working on lots of basics. Warm up patterns, edges (dance style) and a little pattern work for the Hickory Hoedown.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Wish I had skated better. I was more out of breath than I was the first time I was here. I spent most of the hour doing edges, swing rolls, practicing the dance exercises my dance coach gave me and trying to do the Hickory Hoedown alone (ps I am not a solo ice dancer) .... as always I break out into freestyle cause I get bored doing the ice dancing .. (I hope that changes someday).
Friday, September 21, 2018
I always wanted to skate here. They have a great adult skating camp every May and I just haven’t made it here yet.
I had the ice entirely to myself. They asked me what music I wanted to play or if I just wanted to plug in my own during the empty pubic session. So nice.
Stupidly I set the camera on the boards facing the wrong way and I can only see a few glimpses of my skating in the reflection of the glass panal when I happen to pass by it .. doing something. Oh well. I will be back in 2 weeks and hopefully remember to turn the camera in the right direction.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
That aside this week two great things happened.
1. Adult Drop In Coffee Club restarted with a new regular coach - which will free me from needing to be there each week and the worry of trying to find a coach each week. Plus our rink is going to let the Coffee Club skaters stay for free on the public session right afterward.
2. I had my first ice dance lesson with Kendall Tupper-LeClaire. She is our rinks’ only ice dance coach and she left a few years ago to take a break and start a family. I’m so excited that she is back (even if only part time) as I felt I just could not make any headway with ice dance without a regular coach.
So here’s a few snippets of both!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
That is the longest break I have had since I got back on the ice at age 52 (I’m now 58).
First impressions: RINKS ARE COLD
Second impression: MY FEET HURT
Third impression: THIS FEELS WEIRD AND UNNATURAL
But ... the hour went well. I vowed not to fall and I tried everything I felt I could handle for day 1.
I feel good about it.