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 !!!
I finally snagged an afternoon public session to get back on the ice for the first time in a month! No lesson scheduled for the near futur...
Today was my last skate at coffee club for this year. We head south for the winter soon .. and not a moment too late. Woke up to a beautif...