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, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
I got on the ice first and took advantage of the clean ice to do some figures. I sped them up because as we know .. this is why figures went away. THEY ARE SO BORING TO WATCH! (Unless you are a skater .. then you can feel the effort it takes to hold an edge or stay within the tracing.)
In a few weeks we will migrate south for the winter and I hope to get some regular coaching on everything from ice dancing to moves in the field to free style - maybe.
Monday, October 12, 2020
If you ask me if I can do a three turn. My response would be YES. But doing them correctly, with strong edges and good flow going in and coming out with speed and control and extension !!! That is the difficult part. Videos of myself show me how off base I am, but somehow don’t give me the insight I need to correct them. Words are easy - but execution of any element of skating thrown into the soup pot of 61 year old bones (some with spurs) and joints (minus the necessary cartilage) - slows me down to a crawl sometimes. Progress does come, but not quickly.