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, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
I thought I felt good enough to skate till I got there and tried to stroke!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
I didn’t think I was going to try to learn the Ten Fox but she thinks it’s something I can do. Practice time is my problem. There will be a test session in March sometime so I need to get more ice time if that is going to happen.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Big factors I need to work on is POSTURE, UPPER BODY CARRIAGE, SKATING INTO THE ICE AND THREE TURN CONTROL.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
It was imperative that I skated today because I have another lesson tomorrow. I was pretty tired during practice but forced myself to really practice the Hickory Hoedown 4-5 times and I even got my RinkMusic fob to work so I could make a few runs with music.
Dance is really interesting. On the surface I will admit it sometimes seems boring, skating round and round in specific patterns. But trying to hold your upper body in dance frame and getting your edges right and proper extension and the correct steps is not easy. And to anyone who tests or competes in the solo dance series .. hats off to you. I think it’s really hard to dance alone. I prefer leaning on a partner!
Today’s video is a bit long. I tried going through my Moves in the Field and even spit out a few spirals, a waltz jump and a scratch spin at then end of the session.
Friday, January 10, 2020
My takeaway from this lesson - especially after seeing the video is I really need to work on my extension and holding a frame position in my upper body.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Friday, December 6, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Today I was working on basics - my knee is not happy when I try to leave the ice. I need to get some weight off and build up some pain tolerance in my R knee.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This is it. This is 60. Other than a few additional discounts I may now be entitled to ... 60 sucks from a skating perspective! Returning to skating after THIS hiatus will be long, slow and gentle.
No real goals yet except weight loss, working of flexibility and conditioning this creaky old body of mine. Not even sure what discipline I will devote my skating to.
Today I skated at the Ice Den Chandler during Ice Cafe. A 90 minute adult session.
Happy Thanksgiving - Grateful to be back on the ice.