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.

It has now been 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2 Lessons Today

What was I thinking?  I skated my normal lesson time today 11:00 am.  Just before the public session.  We had a good MIF lesson and it's all on video … at the end I ran my program 1 time and tried to put the Lutz in there.  You be the judge … Lutz or Flutz?

Most of the MIF lesson is uncut .. so it's a BORE …  except to the skater.

We slapped new music on my program.  You can hear it early on in the MIF practice.  But it got a little more drama in it.

After public skating I took a break and left the rink.  Came back, had lunch at the rink (1st time ever) and then had my lesson with the choreographer for my Lite Entertainment program.  I did not capture this because we were on a FS session an the camera would have never survived.   Seriously, it's a wonder these kids can progress with so many skaters on the ice.  1/2 the jump or spin attempts you do are thwarted because you need to stop and get out of someones way.