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.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Our Pairs Debut

It was far from perfect, but we walked away very happy from our first public appearance as RUDNICK/LANDIS -

Our coaches were happy and excited for us, people cheered and clapped and I somehow managed to smile from start to finish.

Now it's back to the drawing board for a Silver technical program for competition in March and April.

We must learn a lot before then: an Axel lift and/or Lutz lift, a Death Spiral and/or a Pivot Spiral and we need to strengthen our fundamentals.

I'm feeling excited and looking forward to the hard work ahead.

Thank you coaches: Chris Anders and Berkley Villard.

And of course Hank Landis......I couldn't do it without you!!




Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Show in 5 Days

 Here is the latest run of our program skated  without music. Dubbed in later.


Friday, December 4, 2015

I Have Been Slacking ....

My blog posts are getting erratic.  I have been having some issues with iMovie and my computer storage and memory and so getting my videos to the blog have been few and far between lately.

Still skating 4-5 days a week.  Working on mostly pairs with Hank but I got on the ice at 6:00 am today to ice dance with my other partner (how lucky am I?) Mike.

We are still on the Dutch Waltz -
As you can see we are not on the tempo of the music, but it was fun to get out there and give it a try today .... 6:00 is BRUTAL for me!