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 2, 2019

Title Change... Figure Skating over 60

It’s official - tomorrow I turn 60.  It marks 10 years since returning to figure skating.  And really 3 years since I stopped working toward a test or competition.  Tomorrow I’ll wake up as a 60 year old with a pair of ice skates - out of shape again and out of touch with everything surrounding the rules and requirements for my age/skill classification.  There have been some big changes in adult figure skating since I stopped skating regularly.

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.