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!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fumble Friday

Short practice and one chance to run my program at the end, but I was really tired and I fell on my first jump (off camera). I tried to make up the time and I tried to throw in make up jumps. Hope this doesn't happen next Friday!


  1. I'll be thinking about you and sending you good vibes on Friday. (I'm testing Adult Bronze moves that day. :) Good luck!

  2. Thanks, back atcha ... you'll do great!

  3. You'll do great, Diane! Smart thinking on your end to do a "make up" toe loop after you missed it the first time. =)

  4. I skate so slowly it is rare that I fall. (plus I don't take any risk or chances!) but I often don't get any height or I might land it at a stand still or two footed ... I am so afraid of getting hurt that if a landing feels really awkward my landing leg just collapses to let me down gently! Maybe it's my R knee which had 2 meniscus related surgeries back in the day .... (axel related)