Remembrance Day

Where ever you are today, take time to be thankful for our troops and veterans. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the...

Male Figure Skaters…Roosters In The Henhouse

http://www.itvs.org/films/men-who-swim The average member of the general public may not know much about figure skating, but they do know one thing: figure skating is overwhelmingly populated by females.  We frequently hear stories of women who are flourishing in male...

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...

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...

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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