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!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pandora's Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice

This was a thoroughly enjoyable event held at the Showare Center in Kent Washington January 26, 2012.

Gladys Knight sang wonderfully and Kenny G was wooing the skaters with his saxophone.

Although these skaters are all "adults" now ... This is definitely NOT "Adult Figure Skating".  They are all champion skaters turned professional.  I will try not to let their excellence deter me from the task at hand - mastering the basic skills and eventually landing all my SINGLE jumps and figuring out how to spin without getting dizzy!

I tried to label each photo with the correct names and spellings.  If I have erred, hopefully someone will come forward and let me know.

(check your local listings)
Pre show glimpse at the ice

Nancy Kerrigan and Kristi Yamaguchi co-hosted

Gladys Knight

Sasha Cohen

Great Sit Spin from Joannie Rochette

Kimmie Meissner

Kurt Browning and Ekaterina Gordeeva skating pairs

Sasha having fun at the end of her program
Miki Ando
Kurt Browning doin' his thing .....

Adorable number with Joannie Rochette

The ladies loved Ilia Kulik

Kenny G getting assisted out to a stool on the ice by Joannie Rochette and Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ryan Bradley flipping for Kenny G

I can't imagine doing this much less doing it with a SMILE

Finale fun number 

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