Skating Fridays

Why I Skate I received a (handwritten!) letter from a friend recently, and he asked me a good question – Why do I skate? I…

Skating Fridays

Skating “Lefty” We all know that most people on this earth are right-hand dominant. On the ice, most skaters jump and spin counter-clockwise (CCW).  Not…

Skating Fridays

The only thing constant is change You ever heard the saying that “the only thing constant is change”? Well, it certainly holds true in skating.…

Skating Fridays

2014 Skating Goals and 2013 accomplishments I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! I am off the ice this week and visiting family…

Skating Fridays

Inside Axels I’m still having trouble landing my axel without the 1/4 turn cheat. I’ve had some people watch me in person and others watch…

Skating Fridays

Power and speed The judges at my last test session mentioned that I needed to skate with more power and speed. Coach B and I…

Skating Fridays

Back on the ice… and tripping over myself I was off the ice for two weeks because of a last-minute international trip and Thanksgiving. I…