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!
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.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
I have a few obligations and travel plans between now and mid November, which is when I hope to return to the ice to see how forgiving it is. Free skating, dance, pairs, testing ??? Who knows. Till then good bye from me in my 50’s. It was fun.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
I’m skating pretty slow and cautiously right now. I spent about 30 minutes working on the Hickory Hoedown Bronze Ice Dance - off camera before capturing a few of my last minutes.
My weight is really making it hard for me to do freestyle. I need to shed 20lbs - perhaps getting on the ice more regularly will help hand in hand with that.