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 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!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Busy Week - First Skate Since Last Lesson

 That’s never a productive session.  No time to practice in between lessons.  My Thursday coach couldn’t make it last week and golf kept me off the ice Monday - so I hadn’t skated since last Wednesday.  

Nevertheless - I think some repetition and some of the words are beginning to sink in.  I think I am making a little progress on those nasty three turns.  At least while I practice them outside the context of the dance pattern.  Once I go back into trying a full scale pattern - the wide step rears it’s ugly head while I try to keep up the tempo of the dance.



Friday, January 8, 2021

On The Ice This Week

Here’s a couple of sessions of Ice CafĂ©. Two different rinks. One in Chandler the other in Scottsdale. The latter comes with a group lesson. 

The video is pretty choppy on Scottsdale - I had to cut out a skater who prefers not to appear on my YouTube channel. 

Working with Naomi Lang Strong is helping me make small but incremental improvements in my dance skills. Huge difference in my awareness- correcting the problem will take longer.