On The Edge... Again
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!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
These are the bare-bones-beginnings of it.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Axel lift and the Lutz lift are really giving us trouble. We keep saying to each other "it's not you .. it's me" !!! I am sure it's a little of both. We are committed to getting it right. I have seen ladies bigger than me get up there... so I know it can be done! Also Hank is pretty tall. Looks great on ice, but it actually seems to be harder to do the lifts.
Today we had some lessons both on and off ice. We were both disappointed in our "performance" during the lessons. Typical.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
My two coaches collaborated today together to give us a great lesson. We never seem to make any visible progress while we are in the middle of a lesson, but we take from it and work on it during the time between lessons.
Off ice we worked on the Axel Lift and Loop Lift. We are getting closer to an Axel lift off ice, but we haven't gotten it up into position on ice yet. The loop lift we just accomplished the other day needed fixing and it felt like we took a 1/2 step backwards before we fix that and move forward.
On ice .... with two coaches watching us we worked on fixing some of the things plaguing us. We put some different arm positions into our side by side jumps to up the ante and get us more in sync. We were able to recognize the trouble with our throw loop and will continue to work on it on our own.
We got a little frustrated working on the lifts today, but we will take away from the lesson and hopefully put it to use on Thursday at our next lesson.