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, March 20, 2013

Silver MIF Practice

I'm still too busy to get on the ice regularly and when I do skate, things don't always feel right.  Today was one of those days.  I had 15 minutes of empty ice while I was warming up, but did not feel good about freestyle.  I had shaky legs, bad edges, etc.  So I decided to work on Adult Silver Moves In The Field. This is my next test level for MIF.

TR 25.11 Adult Silver Moves in the Field Test
Candidates must skate the correct steps and turns on good edges showing good form, continuous flow and strength, and preciseness to their steps.
1. Eight-step mohawk sequence
2. Forward and backward free skating cross strokes 3. FO-BI three-turns in the field
4. FI-BO three-turns in the field
5. Consecutive outside and inside spirals
6. Forward and backward power change of edge pulls

One element may be retried, if necessary.
(Approximate time for test: 14 minutes)
Judging panel required: Three bronze or higher rank singles/pairs or dance judges who are certified to judge moves in the field tests. 


  1. I don't know what you're seeing, but your moves looked pretty good to me! Watch the backwards outside 3 turns and make sure you're not pre-rotating your shoulders. Otherwise, you'll come out with a subcurve, and the judges will be watching for that. You're looking great! =)

  2. Thanks I will think about that next time I am on the ice!

  3. I think your moves looked good too! You have good power!

    Adults Can Skate Too!

    1. You are 100% right. Happy hour (HH) and skating ... bad combination!

  4. Hi Diane - I wanted to let you know that I'm testing out a new weekly blog feature called Skating Fridays. I was able to upload 3 videos of my skating. Take a look and let me know what you think! =)

  5. I had to laugh when I got to your blog. You should see my first blog (which I no longer post to unless I have something worth posting..... called mybakingsucks.blogspot.com - Love your blog and your skating videos. Adult Gold MIF .... I'm jealous. Keep it up!

  6. Thanks for posting, it's good to be able to compare US adult moves with Canadian Bronze level skills. Thanks