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Fitting In and Working Around

This fall, I finally bit the bullet and retired from a rather unspectacular 30 year career as an Occupational Therapist.  Being permanently downsized last year forced my hand a little but overall it was a good thing since I had reached the point where I had worked in...

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Battling Your Figure Skating Demons

As adult ice skaters, we often have situations playing out in our non- ice skating lives that follow us to the rink.  In this  must-watch video,  elite US figure skaters share what their biggest figure skating challenges have been.     Could you have ever guessed what...

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Just Endure It!

Last week, I explained a type of endurance that is crucial to a skater’s performance: muscular endurance.  This allows a figure skater to be able to continue at a moderate to intense level of activity for 2, 3, or 4 minutes, interspersed by several bouts of explosive...

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Let it Grow!!!!

It’s summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and in my corner of the world we have been blessed with reasonable amounts of sun and rain, all in all very comfortable.  Since our summers are relatively short I like to get outside whenever possible.  Not that I give up...

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Adult Ice Skating Project in Germany

21 Jul 2016 “Ice skating as a mindful movement practice for all ages This skating project was geared towards people mid age and older. The majority has not been on the ice for decades. Our goal was to contribute to the community as a way to enhance physical and...

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Leadership Lessons From Ice Skating

Last week I attended a week-long Ultimate Leadership Camp in New York State to develop the fundamental skills of a successful leader by practicing the art of leadership — again and again — until it became second nature. We learned how to have even more clarity in...

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Beastly or Beautiful?

How’s is your training going?  Is that competition or test date too close for comfort?? Don’t give up!!!   Every minute of your practice is time well spent!    May you be ambushed by success when it matters most! I`m off on vacation this week, I`m...

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Re-try… downgrade… didn’t get your level…. popped everything!!!! Words every figure skater cringes at hearing. We really are exceptionally hard on ourselves after a bad skate. Even though you think we should know better, adult figure skaters are not...

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