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!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Light Entertainment … Nearly Done

I shoveled snow out of my driveway tonight and braved the icy roads to skate for 45 minutes on a freestyle session.  The snow kept me home most of the day - plus I was rewriting my program on paper so I could actually read it and make sense of it.

Despite too many learn to skate people on the ice, I managed to nearly pull off a full program.  Mind you the whole thing will look a lot better with my sassy Pan Am style dress and pillbox hat and when I can more fluidly execute the entire program.  I'm pretty happy about it.  It flows and I have the speed I had hoped for skating.

Tomorrow I meet with the choreographer to start my dramatic program.  We have been delayed by one thing or another and tomorrow we have an hour to work on it.

The following was the rest of my odds and ends practice:


  1. Looks quite put together for a 'rough' run-through, I'll look forward to seeing it with the costume. I think I've decided not to do a dramatic program at Sectionals. I have enough to do to get my technical program ready, and I'm having some issues with my foot so not a good time to try to train two new programs at once. So I can just relax and watch everyone else's dramatic and light entertainment programs on Sunday!

  2. I should have only done 1 skate too .. but I have to fly so far for both Sectionals and Nationals .. I want to make it worth my while!

  3. Yes, Nationals especially is very far. I hope you have a great time at both!

  4. This looks wonderful! I have spiral & spread eagle envy ;-). Can't wait to see this with costume :-). Enjoy your moment(s) in the spotlight!!!

    Cheers, Lori

  5. Thanks Lori … think Pan Am … an aged stewardess!