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!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One Month Till Test Date

Today was the official start of my training season.  No more time off.  A month from now I will be traveling to Missoula to take the Adult Bronze Free Skate Test.  As you will see, there is a lot of work ahead to get this program ready.

At this point we are still working out the step sequences and my timing is way off - mostly due to my poor stamina. Two weeks from now I expect to have much more energy....

3 run throughout of my program followed by a 30 minute lesson. We spent a great deal of time on a footwork sequence that I couldn't get my brain to sort out.


  1. Are you doing a loop for your jump of choice in the program?

  2. I wasn't planning on it, but I was just re-reading the rulebook and i need 3 single jumps including a salchow and a toe loop ... #3 is my choice plus the waltz toe combination ... I think I will add a loop somewhere ... gasp ... I don't have the energy for what I have already!

    1. Yes, you need another single jump in addition to the salchow, toe loop and waltz-toe. I wasn't sure if the back double three you were doing was just a jump walk-through or part of the footwork. I did a flip because to me that seemed less stressful than a loop :)

  3. You're going to do awesome! Everything looks effortless (even if it may not feel that way). Plus you still have weeks to get your stamina to cooperate :)

  4. Looks to me like you are going to pass that bronze test no problem.