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.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Back On Home Ice

So happy to be home again.  The road trip was great, but there is no place like home  ... hmmm who said that ??? If I only had a brain....

... If I only had a brain... I would have put my camera on the rails like I always do during my practice sessions.... FACING THE RINK.  Instead I carefully made sure it was taking video and promptly turned it facing the cement wall behind it ... for an hour!

... Thereby missing my free style session and 15 minute lesson.  Here's what you missed:


  • Me, panting .. out of breath while I stroked and warmed up
  • Me, falling twice during my lesson trying to get more distance on my Flip jump
  • Me, trying to learn the beginnings of a Haircutter Spin
...  Seriously .. sometimes I wonder what my coach is thinking. I think she likes me to think outside the box ... the box of reason... the box of what I call the Double Axel box ... everything in that box ... 
has absolutely no chance of ever happening in my life... but I don't like to be negative... 

... I suppose if I stretch and practice trying a haircutter .. maybe eventually I might have a little layback spin.

... First thing - how to make my leg weigh like 1/2 of what it does now... otherwise .. there ain't no way I can do this.  My legs are so heavy I can't even lift and hold it long enough to grab my blade!

... We also worked on my Camel Spin .. which I somehow pulled of 6 revs and that made her happy. So we moved to a Cannonball sit... I collapsed onto the ice .. naturally.

Anyway... that's what you missed today!  I am so bummed I picked today of all days to have a brain fart and turn my camera the wrong way.