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!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Friday public was ... interesting today.

A family of three - all learning to skate together and unfortunately blocking most of my video... but hey... it's public and I don't own the rink.

Skater #2 was a hoot.  I have seen him once before.  Sunglasses, long hair ... could it be????
Axel Rose's alter ego on ice?

Worked on Moves in the Field, then some Loop jumps with alternate jump entries (double inside three turns), a few attempts at twizzles and some back and flying camel spin attempts.


  1. I am also practicing my flying camel I think you would find your flying camel easier if you did it off backward crossovers. When I do it off a three turn entry I feel too twisted and cannot get a good fly.

  2. You are probably right. Even when I precede the LO3 with a RI3 it feels more natural .... I still need work on my back camel too... That is part of it, but I am starting to locate the right part of my blade from time to time. Thanks for your comments.

  3. "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot" indeed Diane! But then again, anything is possible in the PNW, right?!