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.

Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Day 2 This Week - (And it's Thursday)

This week I only skated Tuesday and Thursday.  That means 1 of 2 things.

1.  I was busy
2.  I am losing interest

Happy to report I am NOT losing interest.  Frustrated?  Absolutely.  And there are days I dread going to the rink in anticipation of more disappointment.

All my skating friends are sick of hearing me talk about this and how I am preparing for the inevitable end of my figure skating days when I switch to dance and figures.  I still think it's a valid plan to stay on the ice, but I really wouldn't want to dance without a partner.  Prospects are slim!

Anyway, here's Thursday's short 10 minute practice prior to our rehearsal for our show coming up next month.  The number looks pretty sad 5 weeks into rehearsal.  Hopefully it will come together before Jun 19th!

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