Have Skates, Will Travel (plus a camel spin video)
My coworkers are often surprised when I tell them that I bring my skates when I travel (for work). It’s fun to visit new rinks and skate with new people around the country.
A few weeks ago, I went to Orlando for an overnight work trip. I researched rinks in the area and found one that wasn’t too far from my hotel. The freestyle schedule felt a little spotty when I found it online, so I contacted the skating director to see if it was accurate. The skating director said that I could come in the morning to skate before my return flight home, so I took her up on the offer.
Turns out that the rink management opened the rink just for me. I had the entire place to myself for a full hour. It was glorious. I worked on moves, spins, jumps, and my program.
Here is a video of my camel spin. I’m working on getting up to 15 revolutions but am not there yet. This one is about 9.5 revolutions. Hopefully I can get to 15 by the end of the year!
For those of you who skate, do you bring your skates with you when you travel for work?