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!

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.

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