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 10, 2016

Adult Pairs Christmas Pops Performance

One of the hazards of skating pairs or ice dance is the 2 blade click-of-death ~
Tangled blades took me down during our performance today, but in the spirit of
#WeGetUp ... I did just that and we managed to finish out the program only having to omit a pair camel spin just before the ending.

It was a.really nice program choreographed by our pairs coach Chris Anders formerly of Disney On Ice.  We struggled to learn a lot of the steps, but worked hard to try and do them justice.  We could have used another 1-2 weeks of practice on it, but we walked away with smiles on our faces.

Much thanks to our coach Chris and my partner Hank Landis for holding me up!