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!

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: