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, February 24, 2012

Skiing or Skating? I couldn't decide.

So I did both today.  The webcam looked good for skiing today and frankly, I thought I would burn more calories skiing than skating!  The snow was ok.  Some new snow fell a few days ago over churned up packed powder.  It was a bit icy in places.  After skiing about 5 runs I used up my freshly burned calories on a cold beer, then headed home.

Once I got home I felt bad about not skating today, so I headed to our downtown outdoor seasonal rink, Ice Palace at Riverfront Park.  I had to circle the city twice for a parking place, put a few bucks in the meter and paid $4.50 to skate on really bad ice with a moderate sized crowd.  I made the most of it and just worked on stroking, 3 turns, 5 step mow hawk sequence.  Things I could do without bumping into anyone.

Basically it was a waste of time and money.  The rink closes in 2 days for the season.

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