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 28, 2014

Dress Rehearsal

I thought it might be a good idea to run this program with my dress on.  Yes there is a pill box hat (and maybe even a blonde wig) but I have yet to figure out how I will be able to keep either of those things fastened to my head while skating.  Talk about light entertainment … having a wig go flying off your head!


  1. In theatre, hats are kept on your head with a thin elastic band, that goes behind your ears and to the BACK of your head (usually), However, since you'll be skating, I suggest the band go under your chin AND around the back of your head to keep it on. So, in short, you'll need 2 bands. Think of those bands around children's hats and that's what I mean. Good luck. If it makes no sense, just tell me and I'll try to provide a picture.

  2. Thank you so much. I bought 2 types of elastic today 3/8" lightweight clear elastic and 1/2" ballet elastic (beige color) .. that should do the trick!

  3. Nice preview and it looks ready to me. I'll be seeing it live this Sunday! I'm only doing the technical program so I'll be kicking back and watching everyone else by then!

  4. It is what it is .. and what it will be I am afraid. There's only 2 of us in this event... so I have a 50/50 chance!