On The Edge... Again
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, March 7, 2014
Practice Ice - Ontario PCAS
This morning I skated a practice session at 10:15 am. It might as well have been the competition itself as my nerves were horrible. I had the shakes ... wobbly legs just trying to warm up. I didn't plan on it but they let us run our programs with music. I was able to run my entire FS program and it went REALLY well .. in that... 1) I didn't fall 2) I landed my Lutz - Waltz - Toe sequence, a Loop Loop combo and 2 flips ... I think I two footed one of the flips. My camel-sit at the end turned into a weak sit spin only and I did get rather inventive with my footwork and choreography.
We will see tomorrow how it goes. I have another practice session at 8:15 am (yikes) then I skate around 11:35. I am #4 out of 8 or 9 skaters ... good place to be, not first, not last.
My (skating) friend Penny from Seattle came to support me and she brought her skating coach with her: Maria from KingSkate in the Seattle area. She was my rock today ... she really helped to calm me down while I was practicing .... THANK YOU !!!!
Off to bed to get some rest for tomorrow.