A chronicle of my attempt at the world of "Adult Figure Skating since 2012"
Friday, April 30, 2021
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Trifecta Week. 3 Days on Ice 3 Lessons
Today I had the chance to try a partnering lesson with Vitali Vakunov. Honestly I don’t know much about him but he’s from Belarus and he coaches at Arcadia normally. My coach Naomi recommended I try a partner lesson with him. Right now I travel to Scottsdale for my partnering lesson and Chandler Ice is closer. Vitali comes to Chandler on Thursdays.
This lesson was such a workout as he likes to incorporate stroking and warmups into all his lessons both before and after you work on your pattern dances. I like that a lot. I really miss skating pairs with Hank. Maybe we’ll be able to get back to some partnering on easy freestyle this summer... fingers crossed.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Adult Figure Skating Freestyle and a Dance Lesson
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Adult Figure Skating Tuesday Dance Lesson
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Private Ice Wednesday!
I just got lucky. People no-showed. I went to adult skate and had a lesson . We worked on my free dance changing some of the steps at the end of the program. On the following session - a dance session - I was the only one on the ice. My music didn’t play very loud so I have the volume turned up - but it also turned up the volume of my blades grinding into the ice. Sounds pretty crude!
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
11 Days Off - Ice Cafe on Tuesday
I decided to try the Tuesday Ice Cafe Sessions for my last month in Arizona. It’s been 11 days since I skated as we had the grandkids here visiting.
I felt wobbly at first but was pleased to get through at least one pattern of each dance and even a full run of my free dance (missing a few steps and not quite doing some of the edges and turns properly ...) but a good walk through.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Choreography Part IV
After taking 5 days off ice - it’s that Bambi feeling again. Trying to get my legs under me with confidence. My lesson today was to pick up where we left off and make a few changes to what was previously choreographed. I’m skating too slow to put the right EM-PHA-SIS on the right SYL-LAB-LE.
Foggy Lesson Day
Special affects? No just some Arizona rain and building humidity. It created a foggy foggy rink with some bumpy drips in the center of th...
As much as I am enjoying learning to ice dance and practicing moves in the field ... this was the best day of skating I have had in a long t...
With a gigantic sigh of relief, I am proud to say that I successfully passed my Adult Bronze Free Skate Test today ... and with no re-skates...