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!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Day 3 New Boots and Blades

Today I used paper napkins under my laces and over my tongue to ward off lace bite and to keep my laces disbursed over the ankle evenly.  It worked out pretty good.  When I was done skating I had something to blow my nose into!

Still felt a little wiggly today and discovered at the end of my session that my temporary mount is loose.  Hmmmm.  Maybe I should not have attempted the little jumps quite yet.
Tomorrow I will tighten them up before I skate and take it easy.

Today I braved wearing a skirt and leggings.  I was really lucky as there weren't many people at the rink and I found myself alone for the last 20 minutes.  I hope I didn't scare them off!

I have been capturing my videos on my DroidX phone which is HD.  Here's one from today.  I was practicing the jumps for my upcoming test.  Everything needs a lot of work.  I need to get used to my skates before I can launch any higher or spin any faster.  Right now I am just grateful not to be in traction!

I still get dizzy when I spin, but I can see my hip is too high which is throwing me off center.  My jumps all lack confidence, but overall I am pretty happy after just 1 1/2 months of being back on the ice.

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