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, March 13, 2020
A quiet coffee club. No instruction, just adult skating. Good music playing .. (I muted it on the video however) - I didn’t really meet anyone except a nice girl named Rachel from Disney on Ice who is on hiatus from the show due to the COVD-19 ..
- These are crazy times.
I did a lot of ice dance practice and also MIF but if you follow my blog .. and videos you will notice how utterly BORING both of those things are to watch. Unless you have someone following you with a camera .. Ice dance practice just isn’t feasible.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
I worked on my ice dances before the class (not shown) but did a little freestyle when it was over.
Friday, March 6, 2020
After that was my first lesson with head coach for ice dance, Todd Gilles. It was great having someone to hang onto! I wish I had more footage of us partnering but we had to break it down and work on some issues.
Friday I also skated at Gilbert Ice without a lesson and did 1 run of each of the dances without a partner. I feel like I am learning to skate all over again with ice dancing.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Anyway, after this camera shy - privacy seeking adult skater left the ice; it was business as usual for the remainder of the session. I was tired from my dance runs so I just did some turns practice on the short axis.
My current dance coach here in Arizona also requested that I do not post our lessons with audio or with subtitles explaining her coaching methods. I will have to abide by the rules, but I’ll still be posting my practice sessions.