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!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I Learned Today

  1. When you get a cold you should take a few days off
  2. Public sessions when school is out are a waste of time
  3. I  definitely do not like Thai food 
I  attended my regular public session today with a friend.  We spent most of the time gliding along and chatting and dodging the kids tearing up the ice with hockey skates.   I tried a few spins and a few jumps, but was really out of breath and dizzier than usual.  I think my cold must have settled in my chest and lungs.  I plan on taking the rest of the week off the ice.   I can see now that summer is going to be a challenge to skate during public sessions.


  1. I hope you feel better. Sorry you had a bad experience with Thai food (I often love it, sometimes it doesn't agree with me.)

    Do you have freestyle sessions you can attend? You're definitely good enough for it, unless your rink is strictly leveled.

  2. Thanks. I love most ethnic foods. For some reason Thai isn't one of them. Yes we have freestyle sessions, but I am not yet a club member. It's $13 a session for a non-member. I pre-paid an entire year of skating publics in February for a mere $250. Well worth it as my morning sessions when school is out are practically empty.