Skating Fridays

Initiation There is a saying that one is not a “real” figure skating until one experiences the following: Stepping on the ice with hard guards…

Skating Fridays

Double Toe Loop Attempt I know that I have a long journey ahead of me for this new jump element. It took me a solid…

Skating Fridays

Moving on Up I’ve had a few great lessons with my technical coach recently. He’s been so pleased with the progress I’ve made on the…

Skating Fridays

Back to (Spin) Basics I’m feeling a bit of déjà vu. I had a spin lesson just last week, and my coach wanted me to…

Skating Fridays

Being the Exception All my life, I’ve been an exception. As an Asian-American female, I’ve often been either the only non-Caucasian person for an event…

Skating Fridays

A Clean Jump! April 23, 2019. 8:13 am. This date and time will remain etched in my memory for a long time. I skated freestyle…

Skating Fridays

Still Doing Pairs Some of you have been asking me if I’m still doing pairs skating. The answer is yes. Practice time with my partner…