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, January 20, 2015

First Good Day of Practice


Public session at my home rink.  First time in a month.  Felt really good to be home and skating, but realizing how much ground I have lost and knowing I will miss Adult Sectionals and Nationals this year is disappointing, but a relief at the same time.  If I keep my current program that I was working on for my Silver test I should be totally prepared by next spring... what would that be like?  To actually be prepared?


6 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Diane! That sit spin has improved immensely, even if you have been away from the ice! So will you not go to Nationals at all and not skate in Bronze?

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  2. Hi Eva, Thank you... ha sit spin ... by definition .. sitting on the ice! No I won't compete this year. Aside from missing the ice time and being physically and emotionally drained we will be going on vacation for 2 entire week in February ... a good thing, but detrimental to any hope of skating well by Sects/Natls..I feel like even at Bronze I won't be strong enough to have a good show and I am definitely not so obsessed with competition and Nationals that I must go every year. The pressure for me last year was immense! I envy those that can handle pressure like that. Sometimes I wish I could be that person that just goes for the love of skating and the comraderie but underneath my fear and lack of confidence in myself .. I still guess I have a competitive nature. I don't know. How about you? Going this year? Are you skating a new program?

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    1. Yes - I am all registered for Sectionals and Nationals and my hotels and plane tickets are booked. I'm hoping to skate much better this year and really want to place in the top 4 at Sectionals so I can skate in the championship round in SLC. There is a lot of practice ahead!

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    2. Are you masters or gold? I'm guessing a Ii with the new age groups but maybe a I.

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  3. Looks fun, your back spin is really improving!

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    1. Some days it's showing improvement. I can figure out how to get that quick snap into jump position and a fast spin

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