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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Cart Before The Horse


Look what arrived today.  This is one of two dresses I have bought in anticipation of testing freestyle someday.  I am not sure when that will be because my freestyle is in no way, shape or form ready for a freestyle test.

I found out today that my skates are definitely on their way.
I also found out that our next "test session" will be on March 30, 2012 !!!  Yikes !!!

I don't think I will be testing freestyle.  I think I could probably do my Adult Pre-Bronze Freestyle test, but I don't think I would be able to put a program together.  I am still really getting back to basics.   In addition ... those new skates are going to take some getting used to.

Practice today was short, uninspiring and  a bit frustrating.  I had such a good lesson and practice afterwards yesterday.  Today I was achey and hesitant, even on the Pre-Bronze moves.  If my skate was loose, I didn't do them well.  When I tightened them up, I could not do my 3 turns or hold my edges.

In skating, practice NEVER makes perfect, but practice eventually (usually) leads to improvement over time.  Including days of plateau and even of set backs.

I'll try again tomorrow.