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!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
So today I skated some pairs with Hank.. Broke off for a FS lesson, then returned in the afternoon for a choreography lesson on busy FS ice. Tomorrow I have to take a six day road trip to Calif with hubby so ... Again practice will suffer.
PS the music for my Dramatic is missing because Adele and her record label think I must be trying to profit by using this music to skate to without permission. I'm skating to Skyfall. Use your imagination !!! Grrrrrr.
Friday, March 11, 2016
L foot now has a big bump known as an Accessory Navicular ... looks like 2 ankle bones!
Minor setback.... Our lesson was good but we didn't make any major breakthroughs on our Axel lift. Scary to think we are set to perform this program in a month.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Meanwhile in the pairs corner - Hank and I have been making progress on getting our Axel lift in the air. The video today is a piecemeal layout of our program.. Dubbed over with our music. We have not done a real run with music overhead yet.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
I did miss three weeks of skating during my fabulous vacation to Australia and New Zealand and recovered from the flu and came down with a subsequent cold .... But that's where my excuses end.
Going to these adult events is so inspiring. Half of the skaters who are my idols skate in the gold or silver level and are not only over 50 but many of them are over 60. They are "training" on and off the ice 15 hours per week and they all have stories of surgeries and set backs.... I am not alone and we are all skating because we love the sport.
Once again I think my coaches were right. I think that the more you do it (compete) the easier it gets Although I was extremely nervous I felt a very strange calm just before I got on the ice and this time I smiled all the way through my program... probably because I felt like everybody that I was improvising the program .... Which isn't true at all - nobody but me knew everything was rearranged.
I was disappointed that my spins were not good ... But now I have something to work on.
Final standing 10th Pl. out of 13 and I have to say I am honestly happy with that. This was my first competition at the silver level and some of these ladies were in their 20s.
Here is the link to the entire group of the Championship Ladies Silver event. I skated 3rd -
The girl who skated just before me was amazing. She qualified - Great speed, good jumps.