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!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Adult Bronze Free Skate PASSED !!!

With a gigantic sigh of relief, I am proud to say that I successfully passed my Adult Bronze Free Skate Test today ... and with no re-skates required!  I am thrilled and relieved that it is over and now I can move on to bigger and better things - like Adult Nationals in April!!

Ask anyone who skates and they will always tell you ... "I could have skated better".  Today was no exception, but I did not fall and I did complete all my jumps, tiny as they were and all the necessary revolutions of my spins.  I could spend an hour nit picking at what went wrong, but I won't.

Here's what went right:

And here is my test skate:


  1. Yay!!!! Congrats, Diane! I knew that you would pass. You did a wonderful job and skated beautifully. Hopefully I will get to meet you at Adult Nationals next year. I just signed up to take my Adult Gold freestyle next month so I hope to pass with flying colors like you did. =)

  2. Oh my goodness, Adult Gold .. you are the brave one. Thanks for your support and I hope to meet you too in April!

  3. Thanks ... have you stopped skating?

  4. Congratulations! Your hard work paid off! You did really well!

  5. Thank you everyone.. I am overwhelmed at all the congrats!

  6. Congratulations! I knew you would pass with no problem - I only hope I can skate as well as you in the next couple of years! (PB skater who met you at Adult Nationals).

  7. Beautiful! You have such a nice presence on the ice, and lots to like here, like your high spiral, pretty spread eagle, and very properly executed salchow. Will you be at Sectionals or just Nationals? I am thinking I will go to Sectionals--- don't even have my program choreographed yet, need to expedite that. We are in the same age category and I am also Bronze.