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, April 4, 2014

Haven't Posted All Week

Sorry everyone.  I have had a terrible week.  After being off the ice for 22 days following Sectionals … I got back on the ice Monday and could barely skate forward and backwards.  I kid you not.

Tuesday was slightly better but I had such a lack of stamina and weak ankle .. sore this and that .. that I nearly threw in the towel for Nationals.  I skipped skating altogether on Wednesday and played golf …
That relaxed me and I returned to the ice Friday and skated both a public session alone and had a lesson with my choreographer on a freestyle session.

My stamina is gone (what little I had worked up to before Sectionals), but practice was good and I even forced myself to run my technical program with the jumps as they were choreographed.

So my next post will probably be after I get back from Nationals or maybe during nationals…

Wish I knew how to tweet!

Ta ta for now!


  1. Wishing you safe travels, a great time in Cape Cod and most of all hope you have fun performing your lovely programs.

  2. Thank you... Especially. I am bringing your tissues!!

  3. Congratulations! Just saw the results on IceNetwork - that is fantastic. You must be so happy.


  4. Thank you Melissa.... It was wild.

  5. Hi Diane! I just heard about your first place finish at Nationals, congratulations! Can't wait to see the video.

  6. Thank you!!!! 2 gold and 1 silver medal.... Insane!

  7. HI, I just saw the results for your artistic events - you had an AWESOME first Adult Nationals! Congratulations!


  8. Hi Diane! Congrats on your successful Nationals!
    I got a tossie (singing star, extremely cute :) ) from you at my Bronze I event! Thank you so much! It was my first Nationals too and it was a lot of fun.
    I've been watching your videos for a while now, but I think this is the first time I'm posting =P
    Thought I'd drop by and (finally) say hi. =)


    1. You are welcome.... I had fun too but it was VERY nerve wracking for me. I hope it gets easier with time. Thanks for posting.