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.


It has now been 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Little Distracted From Skating..

I have been a little distracted this past week.
My son and his wife gave birth to their first born July 27th.   A healthy baby boy they named Grayson-Everett !!


Super exciting, but alas they are nearly 3000 miles away and I can't visit until July 17th.

Meanwhile back on the ice .... I have been working on strictly Silver MIF for a July 10th test date.
I posted a little video the other day, but it's seriously too boring to keep posting.  I will post my test (pass or fail) and the results.  If I get some freestyle in this week, I will post snippets.

I got an invite to participate in the USFS Showcase 2014 event in Burbank in August.  You have to have placed 1st-4th place in the past competition year to be eligible.  I am toying with the idea of taking my light entertainment program only, but I may just forfeit ... it's a big expense.  And it's under spotlight ... dark arena with just a spotlight on you skating.  That may be scary.  I have until July 16 to decide.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats! He is precious! And good luck on your Silver MITF test - you will do great. =)

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  2. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson!!! As for the showcase thing in Burbank .... DO IT!!! You might never get the opportunity again & your light entertainment program is definitely showcase worthy!!! :-)

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  3. Thanks Lori ... I know you are right about the opportunity, but I have so much on my plate right now. Getting ready for Silver MIF test and I am up to my eyeballs in golf and family visits. I won't be able to skate for 1/2 the month of July. I have already talked myself out of it.

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  4. Wow, congrats on being a grandma, how exciting! Must be hard to concentrate on those silver moves in the meanwhile-- good luck on your test. Very cool to get the Showcase invite whether you go or not.

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  5. Congrats on becoming a grandma! That is awesome! And congrats on being invited to the Showcase! Even if you are not able to go, it is an honor just to be asked. Now go kick Silver MIF's butt grandma! :)

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  6. Congratulations on your little grandson! He's so cute. I'm sorry that he lives so far away but great that you have a visit coming up soon.

    Good luck on your silver moves test! And another congrats on the National Showcase invitation but I wouldn't worry about passing it up - I am sure you will have many more opportunities to go to National Showcase!

    Melissa

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  7. Congratulations, Diane! What fabulous news that you have a new grandson!! I hope the days fly by until you get the opportunity to see him. Congratulations also on your invite to National Showcase. That's a real honor! And good luck on your silver moves test!

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