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 5 years since I got back on the ice. My blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1000 subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Today after warming up we spent most of our lesson working on - and learning about TURNS.
I'm sure a few of the skaters today were learning about Brackets, Rockers and Counters for the first time.
Me? I know what they are but I cannot do any of them very well. The Adult Gold MIF test has bracket turns on the test but I am nowhere near ready to take that test yet!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Yesterday was our first practice in over a month with a lesson. Today we thought we would work a little harder and some of our jumps and throws and spins.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Goals for 2017: Work on our pairs skills -better stroking, tracking, deeper edges, learn some new tricks. No competition for this year planned.
Friday, January 13, 2017
My rink has allowed me to use an hour of normally unused ice as a Drop-In Adult Coffee Club.
The rink also offers Drop In Hockey so they decided it was only fair to offer a similar drop in for figure skaters. (We have no rules about what type of skates you put on your feet - just no pucks or sticks and the lessons are geared toward figure skating)
I am so excited to have been instrumental in getting this started and I hope it's a big success. Through just word of mouth and Facebook we scrounged up 10 adults at our first session Friday Jan 13, 2017.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I never expected to be skating pairs. I never expected to be learning or want to learn how to ice dance. I wish I were winning the race against time with respect to my body and physical limitations.
DON' WE ALL?
Hope everyone had a great holiday. We got away to warmer weather. Had 10 days in Cabo & San José Del Cabo. Unfortunately I got a nasty bacterial intestinal infection that landed me in the hospital for 2 days. That was just a week ago that I got out!
So I am grateful to be home and feeling much better. Today was my first attempt at getting on the ice since Dec 21. I was weak and shakey so out of form and balance, but all things considered, it didn't go too badly.