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.


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!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Something Old, Something New

Started the day with Coffee Club.  Sadly only two of us showed up.  I hope attendance improves or we will lose this great program.  I felt pretty wobbly after being away for another 3 weeks from home ice.  I did get to skate a couple of times in Tahoe . But there’s no place like “home ice”.  So I brought my scribe and decided to stay quiet and practice some figures during coffee club.

Later that day I returned to the rink for my ice dance lesson with Kendall Tupper LeClaire.  We are working on lots of basics.  Warm up patterns, edges (dance style) and a little pattern work for the Hickory Hoedown.









Wednesday, October 3, 2018

I Have Aclimated!

Back for our second week in Tahoe.  My 59th birthday was Wednesday Oct 3.  Today was the first day we saw clouds and rain .. and hail!  But I managed to squeeze in another hour at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena for a short skate doing the thing I love most - on my birthday!  Happy Birthday to me!

Wish I had skated better.  I was more out of breath than I was the first time I was here.  I spent most of the hour doing edges, swing rolls, practicing the dance exercises my dance coach gave me and trying to do the Hickory Hoedown alone (ps I am not a solo ice dancer) .... as always I break out into freestyle cause I get bored doing the ice dancing .. (I hope that changes someday).