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, April 13, 2012

Fixed my boots at Harlick's. Skated at Belmont Iceland.

Great day.  Arrived in Oakland around 10:00 am.  Picked up a rental car and drove straight to Harlick Boot Company in San Carlos.  Phil was out of town at Adult Nationals, but Jason was there to help me.  I tried my boots on to show him where the new bunion was hurting me.  He called it a "tailors bunion" and said he could fix it  for me  He punched out the area that was rubbing on my bunion and also softened up the upper part of my boots so I won't have to wrap my ankles in Ace bandages any more.  Thanks Jason.

Afterwards went skating at Belmont Iceland.  Wow.  Warm rink.  Low Ceiling.  Soft Ice. 

1 comment:

  1. This is my rink of choice near me. Its rarely crowded during the day and we can play our own music. Where did you put your phone at the end of the rink to record? Do you have a little stand for it? I recognize Crystal in the long jacket giving a lesson. You have great spread eagles. My hips are NOT flexible.