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!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thanks to the Seahawks .. Empty Ice at EWU

Trying to squeeze in practice today before going to a Superbowl party.  Headed out to EWU and found the rink deserted.  The ice was empty and the restaurant above it closed on Sunday - so it was perfect for me.  I spent most of my time trying to practice the beginning of my new Dramatic program we worked on last Friday.  I meet with the choreographer again on Tuesday .. so I need to learn the steps so we can move on.


  1. "People in the way." I feel your pain. It's like when I attempt to skate a pattern dance. The kids at the rink instinctively congregate exactly so that they're smack dab in the middle of a lobe. Since none of them ice dance how do they know where those places are?

  2. I really can't complain. Some rinks don't alllow any free style on public sessions!