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 8 years since I got back on the ice. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1600 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lesson on 1st Day Back in 3 Weeks

Need I say more?  3 weeks no skating = a really difficult climb back.  It may take a while to get back into any progress.

Skated a public session and had a lesson today.  My regular coach had not seen my Silver FS program progress.  We decided to change things up to make it easier to pass my test in January.  Very important or else I won't qualify to skate as a Silver at Sectionals or Nationals in March and April.


  1. A lesson on your first day back after three weeks off, that is rough! I recently had a really long break too. Good rest for the body at least!

    1. All I did was lay around and eat and gain weight and forget how to skate. I can't even complete 1/2 run of my program I am supposed to test in less than 30 days.

  2. Glad to see you back on the ice! :) Yesterday was the first day of the last week and a half of skating that I could skate for 2 hours and not feel like I've been hit by a truck afterwards...

    And do what you need to do to pass that Silver FS test! I have a feeling that we will be seeing you pull that axel sometime next year :) And if not, thats ok too!!! You are a beautiful\strong skater and your dedication inspires us to be better skaters!

    ps-Santa got me those new skates :) So, on top of my Coach thinking I should go for the FS test at the end of Feb, which I am still not 100% about, I will have to fit breaking those skates in as well...and I can't wait! Am hoping new blades and boots that are not a half size too big will make the difference with my spins :) And am even making good progress with my nemesis...the evil 5 step mohawk!