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.


Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Ice Dance Practice on Private Ice!!!!

 I was on a dance session but the other skater was off ice doing an adjustment to her skates with her coach...so I jumped at the opportunity to try my dances with overhead music.  I don’t normally do that since I can’t yet keep up and haven’t been able to remember all the steps.  Today was no different but it gave me a better idea of the tempo I need to catch up to.

These three turns are becoming my nemesis.  My feet should not be a giant wide step every time and I am consciously trying my hardest to improve them.  My coach reminds me to enter them almost in a T position but the urgency to complete the turn on time forces me to get them done any way possible.  

I have to correct this before I will ever be able to test these dances.


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