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!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Week New Ice

Camping is over.  Husband is back to work.  I have about 12 days to practice daily and see if I can't pull off this attempt at skating my Adult Bronze Program in "competition" on July 13/14.  If you are just tuning in... I am the only competitor at my level of "Adult Bronze" ... never mind that I am a IV which means ... old... over 50.

Something is up with this iPhone.  The Droid was so much more reliable for video.  Sometimes it doesn't focus.  Sometimes it shoots sideways and I have to take the time to turn it around when I upload it.  Today it did both.  I am posting the only thing that captured well.

Not sure if it's the ice or me or both, but my spins today were really shaky.  Especially the Sit Spin as I got lower down to the ice.

I tried putting my arms straight out as someone suggested to me for better effect and it threw me off.  I will try again tomorrow.


  1. Does your competition divide by age class? I thought those were only for sectionals and nationals.

    Good luck!

  2. Probably not, I'm just sayin.........!

  3. Great Job!!! I am working on getting my sit spin lower.

    ISI groups you by age and/or level depending on the event. I've been skating ISI for 7 years.

    Happy Skating

  4. forgot: try to drop your free leg/hip down same level w/skating hip. Also practice holding or touch your free leg (or chins) with one hand while spinning and that will make you go lower. Also when you hook your 3 turn try to deep knee bend (mitten crunch) then spin one rotation w/free leg out, then drop.

    Spin Clini w/ Bobbe Shire

    Happy Skating