Skating Fridays

Sour Cows

One element in skating is called the salchow (pronounced “sal-cow”), which is named after Ulrich Salchow (1877–1949), who was a Swedish skater. The element name often gets butchered, intentionally or not.

When this element goes wrong for a skater, we sometimes like to refer to it as a “sour cow.” Imagine all the funny memes you can create with this!

Well, I wanted to share this epic fall that I had last week during practice. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you… my sour cow!

This one left a bruise for sure. I completely slipped on my toe pick and fell forward.

Enjoy the laughs, and may your cows always be happy!

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