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, February 21, 2014

Dramatic Program 99% Finished

Skated yesterday on 2/3 ice - video coverage not worth the trouble to upload.

Today I had a full hour with my choreographer - We ironed out most of the program and got the timing down, made a few little changes and have only left to decide on an ending.  We have a few possibilities .. all depending on my ability to execute it properly.   This program should be easy.  There are only 2 spins and 1 waltz jump in it.  It's all the edges, turns and arm positions that I find difficult.


  1. Hi Diane! This is "never2late2skate" from Skate Forums. I just had to tell you that I think your orogram is looking Fantastic. I'm so excited for you to compete with it, you are a lovely skater with beautiful grace & flow (I wouldn't want to compete against you ;-). Good luck!!! P.S. Don't forget to keep your chest pressed down on those camel spins (they're my nemesis so I've heard that a lot ;-).

    Cheers, Lori

  2. You are too funny, thanks for the tips. My camel .. and everything else has been eluding me lately!~