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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday Practice - All By Myself !

Got a little play time in at the end of my moves in the field practice session today.
First video in ages of me skating:  all by myself!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Adult Drop In Coffee Club 3-24-17

Super excited today to have Randy Clark as our guest coach.  Randy is one of our senior coaches at Lilac City Figure Skating Club.  He currently coaches some of our most advanced skaters.  Randy has over 30 years of coaching experience and has coached skaters of all levels, some of which who have competed at Jr. Nationals, US Nationals and International competitions.

Randy is one of our more "technical" coaches.  I was surprised during our class to see him giving us some tips on presentation with head and arm movement!!   Today's video is one of my longer videos, but worth watching and listening to.  I know I will be viewing it over and over.

Things I learned today:  (No discredit to all my other coaches.. but today a few things sunk in)

1) point your toes on edges - upward toe picks are UGLY
2) follow your arm movement with your head and eyes
3) use extra knee bend and ankle strength to push into the ice
4) stiff = unbalanced


Friday, March 17, 2017

Skating with Leprachauns!

It was St. Paddy's Day today -  Hank and I got a little practice in before the lesson on the coffee club ice.

Followed by a fun coffee club with Heather Martin - We worked on edges, spirals, lunges, stops and finished with a pinwheel!

Sadly there were no IRISH COFFEE'S AT COFFEE CLUB !!!


Friday, March 10, 2017

Coffee Club 3-10-17

Sorry viewers.  I have been a little behind in my postings lately.  My involvement with our club's ice show in May, some travel and guest from out of town have limited my time to edit and post video.

Today's Coffee Club was coached by Angela Rasmussen and Larissa Lowell - Mother and Daughter!
Both Gold Medalist skaters - we had a blast trying three turns, double three turns and power pulls.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ice Show Coming to Spokane starring Ryan Bradley!

TICKETS AND INFORMATION

I am super happy to be involved as a co-producer/chair for the 2017 bi-annual ice show at Eagles Ice Arena in Spokane.  Our club, the Lilac City Figure Skating Club will be featured and our guest star skater is Ryan Bradley, 2011 National Champion!  If you live anywhere in the area and want a treat .. come see our show.  Tickets available now via TicketsWest.




Friday, March 3, 2017

Coffee Club 3-3-17

I can't tell you how much fun our Friday adult Drop in Coffee Club is..
See for yourself