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 8 years since I got back on the ice. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1600 subscribers. That’s just crazy!
Friday, December 6, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Today I was working on basics - my knee is not happy when I try to leave the ice. I need to get some weight off and build up some pain tolerance in my R knee.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This is it. This is 60. Other than a few additional discounts I may now be entitled to ... 60 sucks from a skating perspective! Returning to skating after THIS hiatus will be long, slow and gentle.
No real goals yet except weight loss, working of flexibility and conditioning this creaky old body of mine. Not even sure what discipline I will devote my skating to.
Today I skated at the Ice Den Chandler during Ice Cafe. A 90 minute adult session.
Happy Thanksgiving - Grateful to be back on the ice.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
I have a few obligations and travel plans between now and mid November, which is when I hope to return to the ice to see how forgiving it is. Free skating, dance, pairs, testing ??? Who knows. Till then good bye from me in my 50’s. It was fun.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
I’m skating pretty slow and cautiously right now. I spent about 30 minutes working on the Hickory Hoedown Bronze Ice Dance - off camera before capturing a few of my last minutes.
My weight is really making it hard for me to do freestyle. I need to shed 20lbs - perhaps getting on the ice more regularly will help hand in hand with that.
Friday, April 26, 2019
I skated both Wed and Fri this week at Gilbert Ice. Met some new friends and ran into some skating friends I know from previous competitions ~ What a great place to skate. There are lots of adults here... I’m going to really enjoy skating my winters in Arizona.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
They have what’s called “Ice Cafe” for adults several days a weeks from 11:50 to 12:20. Just $10 and as you can see in the background there are several other adult skaters - well beyond the learn to skate phase.
I tried to introduce myself to most of them. They seem like a great group of skaters.
Friday, March 15, 2019
I have not been motivated to get out there and drive in cold temperatures to have a frustrating day on the ice.
Today I showed up late for Coffee Club but skated about 30 minutes (pant pant) and tried some ice dance practice with a few simple jumps and spins at the end.
It wasn't pretty, but I am glad I went.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Next month we begin our new adventure of snowbirding between Spokane and Arizona (greater Phoenix area). We'll spend a month moving in and getting to know the area a bit before returning for the spring and summer here in Spokane. My plan is to get on the ice down in AZ - figure out what rink works best for me and maybe find a coach.