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!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Freestyle .......What the ________? .....

.... Or so says my muscle memory, aching knee and general lack of balance!

I've been concentrating only on moves for the past few weeks and with all the other summer activities going on in my life I have avoided any freestyle.  It really shows.  But, you have to start somewhere, so I drug myself to the rink for a morning freestyle session.  My landing knee was really barking at me so I only captured some spins at the end of my session.


  1. Congrats on passing your Silver! As for the freestyle practice...don't sweat it. Some days are good ice days and some days are bad ice days... Sorry about the knee. I know how you feel. I tweaked my landing knee today practicing salchows for my freestyle. Now I've got to rest it and be off the ice for a few days because I pushed myself too hard. Don't be like me :(

  2. Thank you! Those are the perils of adult skating!

  3. Tell me about it! Everyone in my life has now lectured me about "skating at my age" and how I should stop and just join a gym (as if I couldn't hurt myself there either). However, once I can bear down my full weight on the knee without pain, I will be back out on the ice. Took me 30 years to get back and I'm not leaving. I'll put blades on the bottom of my walker if I have to ;)