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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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Success!

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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Pity Party’s Over Folks……

The following Monday, I felt little bit better, but still tired.  Unfortunately, I still had a dry cough that was adversely affected by the cold. Back on the ice, everything was more or less there.  I still managed a run-through, with no doubles though.  At least that...

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Whine and Cheese

  Inspiration and Motivation – wherever do we adult figure skaters find these to keep going on the “meh”/”blah” or down days? You know, those days where you wonder if you’ve made any progress in the last five years of your skating life.  Those days where...

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My Favorite (Blog) Things

When I am not busy writing and tending to this site or it’s companion Facebook page,    I like to read everyone’s adult figure skating blogs and adult ice skating  Facebook posts…. Simply put,  we are an amazing community and I love to read about...

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Top Ten Best Things About Summer Ice Skating

Summer arrived with a bang yesterday in my part of the Northern Hemisphere,  it was 31 ° and sunny for most of the day but  by late evening we had high winds, thunder and lightening. I’ve always loved summer skating, when I was a kid it meant you got to skate...

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Celebrate Dads!

Happy Father’s Day to the Dads in our life! This is my Dad,   he was still skating on a weekly basis until 3 months before he died at the age of 83.     Like many adult figure skaters, he only learned to skate in his twenties but remained passionate about the...

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Reflections on Orlando

Why do we figure skate?     There have been many times when practice time at the rink has been a haven from life difficulties I was dealing with. This week at least fifty families lives were shattered, there may well be more since there are many gravely injured...

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Of SOVs, PCs and GOEs

This week, I am featuring an article by USFSA on the basics of the competitive scoring system.  Without going into too much detail, it replaced the 6.0 system in 2003, following the judging scandal at the 2002 Olympics ( Sordid details here ). In the United Stares it...

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How to Lose Your Sanity in One Easy Lesson

How to Lose Your Sanity in One Easy Lesson The adult beginner when bit by the bug Becomes as addicted as one on a drug. Wild-eyed and violent he has one obsession— Never to miss a single club session. Rome may be burning, the world ending soon. But the senior club...

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