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!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Skates Arrive !

Look what came today.  I didn't have a chance to do much more than look at them before we left town for Chicago.  Phil from Harlick was right.  I am shocked at how WIDE they look in comparison to my old boots.  The last time I owned a pair of Harlick's my feet were 18 years old, not 52.

Wow are these really for me?

All packed in one box

These blades are going to kick my @#$$ 

Here's the whole kit and caboodle plus extra laces, boot polish, a boot lace hook and a pair of Mondor knee highs

My new Harlick boot next to my old Reidell boot.  My feet should be happier (in theory)

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