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!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ok, Someone Pinch Me ....

... I feel like I just got invited to prom.

My skating friend Hank Landis who is a member of my club asked me today if I would like to team up with him and skate Adult Pairs.  WHAT?  I thought you would never ask.

Actually I offered a long time ago, but the time wasn't right for him and I gave up on the idea and didn't want to push it.

I was elated today when he said "So do you still want to skate pairs" ... I said like YES YES YES ...
no hesitation.  On the car ride home I started thinking about things like Death Spirals and Split Twists ... and my stomach rumbled.

So for now  we are just going to take it one day at a time and see where it leads.  But that's enough to motivate me to try harder and to GO ON A DIET ... I promised I would lose 10 pounds and get stronger.

Now I need to rifle through the rules book and figure out how we do this.

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