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.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Frontier Ice Arena - Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

FINALLY Back on the ice today.  Only for 20 minutes because I got there late.  Skated at the new ice rink in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Frontier Ice Arena It will be the closest rink to my new house in Liberty Lake, Washington, but door-to-door it will still take me 18-20 minutes.  My regular rink Eagle Ice-A-Rena in Spokane will take me 30 minutes from my new house in the other direction.

Both my skating and my videography is out of practice.  The camera was out of focus and the memory card was nearly full so it's a short video of me doing not much of anything.

BIG MISTAKE taking the summer off the ice.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Practicing Silver Moves In The Field

I'm getting a slow start back to skating regularly.  No matter what I did today, I never felt loose and limber.  I have been doing a lot of sitting at the computer lately and I think it's taking it's toll on me.

I ran through the Adult Silver MIF twice today.  This was the 2nd attempt.  The 1st attempt went better, but the camera was focused improperly and the whole video was blurry.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Here We Go Again......

No more excuses.  Back on the ice today.  Summer is officially over.  The only white I am wearing now is my winter white North Face jacket while I skate!

I figure it will take 3-4 weeks to get back in skating shape.

Today I kept it very simple:  On camera I did some crossovers, single jumps, scratch spins.  Off camera I did a back spin, started working on a camel spin, spirals and attempted all the Adult Silver Moves In The Field.