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.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Pre Coffee Club Pairs Practice

Hank and I haven’t skated all summer.  Between our summer travels and clashing schedules this is our first practice in months.  We had about 20 minutes on coffee club ice before the group lesson.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Here's What's Left ...

.... after a summer of mostly traveling and eating.

It's going to take some real dedication to get any strength, stamina, flexibility and skill set back.
I have talked about this before.  For me .. without having to "answer" to anyone or anything (like a test date or competition looming) I tend to just wane off practice (is that a double negative?)

Tried some warm ups today, little jumps and a spin before coffee club.


Coffee Club Returns

We had a great start to coffee club with 2 coaches: Chris Anders and Lori Benton who gave us a great "edgy" class ...



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back To Basics

A beautiful empty Olympic size ice arena .. all to myself.  What better time to practice the fundamentals of figure skating. All my basic skills are hurting right now.  I know I can improve them, but it takes days like these of endless practice to make any noticeable improvements.




Afterwards I tried a non-stop "run through" of the Gold MIF.  Mind you these are nowhere near passing level yet.  Sadly, the rink at EWU has lots of background noise so you can't hear my edges - so I just muted it and put some music on so you can pass the 8 minutes with a little Bolero!




Lastly I tried a couple passes at the Hickory Hoedown and the Willow Waltz...
Skated so slow on the HH I had to speed up the video to keep time with the music.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

12 Minutes of Agony On Ice

Ok subscribers .. don't yell at me for criticzing my skating.  It's my blog!  Ha ha.  I'm still posting even though my skills have deteriorated.  It's incredibly true that too much time off the ice makes the muscle memory go away!

I'm glad I got out there and I did my best to warm up some things I am planning to conquer this year. Gold Moves In The Field and Bronze Ice Dances!