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!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Adult Figure Skating Freestyle and a Dance Lesson

Wednesdays are starting to be my fav.  This is an adult session.  Usually it’s just figure skaters but today we had a hockey guy out there.  I was motivated to try a few long lost jumps and spins.... including a Flip jump which I have not done in ..um 2 years or longer.  I didn’t land it .. it’s two footed but I’m happy I didn’t “pop” out into a 1/2 Flip.

At the end of the session I had my dance lesson. I just love working with Naomi Lang.  She is so patient.  She put this Freedance together for me which I won’t be able to use for a while.  Hopefully this summer I can keep working on it - and somehow improve the edges and turns.

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