Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Skate For a Week: Before Pacific Coast Sectionals (at our rink)

I will be spending the next 5 days at the rink as a volunteer for the 2015 Pacific Coast Sectionals qualifying competition for US Nationals .. pretty exciting for all of us at the rink.  I'll be an ice monitor for a lot of the time and I will also be helping out with the trial judges.

Today was my last day on the ice but there was already a bunch of kids from the competition coming to get some unofficial practice time on our public session.

I brought my scribe and got a chance to draw some circles for the first time in about 44 years on the ice!  That was exciting.  I couldn't however see the tracings without my glasses!  The glare in our rink hardly made them visible.

Skated about 45 minutes then it got a little chaotic with all the higher level skaters mixed with some of us adults and some hockey skaters and I just didn't have the motivation or energy to continue so I got off the ice and decided to do an OFF ICE LESSON today instead of working on Moves in the Field.

I contemplated putting all 16 minutes of it on my video but it would have taken a long time to upload and most people would  not have fallen asleep at the computer watching it.. so there is just a few minutes of my lesson included on it.

Basically I am trying to get my 136 lb body to jump up and around 1 1/2 times without hurling my arms into the air recklessly and cross my feet in the process... IT AIN'T EASY !!!


  1. You need an "8-mate" for your scribe:

    Trouble is those are now like unicorns. Here's a web site that provides details of how to make a crude version of the original 8-mate so you can attach a sharpie magnum to the end and not need your specs:

  2. I know I've got youth on my side, but if it makes you feel any better, I've got a few dozen pounds on you, so don't let weight deter you! You are a healthy weight! But you're right, it's not easy :) Good luck!

  3. Good for you for working on your axel! It sort of dropped off of my radar screen, don't know whether I will ever get back to the pre-axel exercises.

    1. Been off the ice since Nov 11 !!!! Can't wait to see what happens when I get back on the ice


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