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.

Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Hate Monday's - Practice

I have a lesson tomorrow so I absolutely had to practice today.  Today was one of those days I really felt my age ... and then some.  I had been keeping my skates in my car and they are usually really cold from the outside air temperature.  I actually like them cold as these skates don't fit anyway.  Putting my bare feet into cold boots help reduce the discomfort.  Today they were warm and even tighter.
The Harlick people told me my blades were supposed to arrive last Wednesday, so I am really hoping that this may be the last week I have to skate in these skates which were never mine to begin with.  Of course I will be shedding new tears of discomfort as I break in the new ones and do a couple of face plants on the ice from tripping over a big new Phantom toe pick.
Today I continued working on my moves in the field.  The session was more crowded than usual and I had to dodge kids on hockey skates racing up and down the ice.  I don't mind it once in a while.  It's less crowded than the "club ice" and far less intimidating for me.
I did attempt a few scratch spins today.  One with my leg out and another with my leg bent at my side.  The dizziness is getting better.  I even tried a "sit" spin.  It will never be a true sit spin because my quads and knee are not strong enough to get me back up again, but I should be able to eventually do a decent "crouch" spin!

Today I also learned how to cut music on Garage Band so I can start hunting around for music to skate to .... eventually when I take my first freestyle test.
My Reidell boots and MK Professional blades

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