On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.


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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Day Off Dance

Went to the rink intending to practice the 3 dances I am testing in a month, but found myself yearning to do some freestyle.  It was a good idea because I easily lose my muscle memory for everything when I take too much time off.

Happy with how it went and not surprised that the Lutz jump goes away.  It's always been a FLUTZ .. But now I am not even landing it ... Just balking and doing a 1/2 jump.  Lesson time!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I GOT THE MOVES LIKE JAGGED !!!

Back from another fabulous holiday.  This time with my hubby.  A week in Glacier National Park.
I brought my skates in case there was any extra time and I could sneak up to Whitefish Mt, but we were either too busy or too tired for anything more than hiking, playing golf and relaxing.  Beautiful country - If you haven't been to Glacier National Park .. put it on your bucket list.

On my new bucket list are:

Gold MIF and Pre-Bronze Dance

That's what I attempted to practice today.  The moves were very sad and the dances .. without my partner were even sadder.  Still learning all three dances.  Hope to get  a lesson or two next week in California.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Getting Lazy on the Videos!!

I skated yesterday at the college rink EWU.  Beautiful soft ice - huge rink - but if anyone other than a free style skater is on the ice we can't do any free style.. that's the rules.

I tried to do part of my Silver Women III FS for next weeks competition.  Working on it helps my stamina but I don't plan to skate - unless there's a magic pill that will convince me to skate it -

The flying camel is really hard to control anytime but when I am breathless ... ugh.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday's Pairs Practice

Seriously folks.. 1 week before competition week.  To quote a famous skater ......

"Why Me" ??????


Friday, August 19, 2016

Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

I set my alarm for 4:45 am today so I could skate 2 sessions starting at 6:00 am.  I got on the ice at 6:15 and I was off the ice by 7:15.  Just not feeling the energy I so badly need to make this happen.  Made a decision.  It's ok to scratch if I don't feel up to it when I get there.  There.  I feel better already!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Preliminary Ice Dances COMPLETE (Passed the Rhythm Blues)

Here's a link to my test video from the Rhythm Blues Ice Dance Test.
Usually I just video from my phone but I decided to use Facebook Live and now I can't figure out how to extract it from there.

Tested August 12, 2016

Partner Mike Otis

Click here

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trying to skate two sessions

 It's absolutely unimaginable to me how these kids can skate 3 to 4 sessions a day I honestly cannot recall ever having that much energy....   Maybe when I was 10 or 11 .

 First session working on my singles elements with the choreography lesson. We are still plugging away at this program which I am supposed to skate in about three weeks time.. probability of a scratch is very high !


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Skating Before Coffee..

… This never seems like a good idea to me. I tried it today and I just didn't feel " stimulated" enough!! I have more excuses don't I?

 A few more weeks and we will be back to our normal rink schedule for the winter and I will be happy as a clam back on public sessions.

...  Meanwhile you can find me on the ice today I'm wearing neon orange !