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, January 18, 2016

Monday MLK Madness

 I always have my camera out but today I didn't have the nerve.  I have never seen so many people on one freestyle session before. There must've been 27 or 30 and it was on our smaller of our two rinks. Young and old, big and tiny, four coaches one was even using a  fishing pole harness...  I know some of you who read this blog deal with crowded sessions like that all the time .....  I don't know how anybody could make any progress when you have to abort three out of five attempts at doing anything because you're going to run into somebody  or vice versa .

Here's a quick minute from the last five minutes I spent on the ice after the crowds thinned down.
I'm trying to remember how to do an Illusion.

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