Skating Fridays

Challenge Accepted One of the teen skaters at my rink (whom we’ve given honorary “adult skater” status) came up to me this week. She wanted…

Skating Fridays

Best axel of my life {Video} Those of you who have been on my axel journey (9 years and counting) know that it took me…

Skating Fridays

Another Axel Exercise Coach B is still over the moon that I was able to land my axel in my last exhibition.  I’ve been practicing…

Skating Fridays

Axel Tips One of my readers and fellow skaters (hi, Emily!) asked me for tips on the axel jump. This jump is considered the pinnacle…

Skating Fridays

A Quick Look Back Skating is such a frustrating sport at times. As Coach B says, progress is measured in millimeters, and you will not…

Skating Fridays

My first REAL axel I landed my first axel at age 30. Now when I say “axel,” I want to be clear and explain that…

Skating Fridays

Skating Like a Kid Usually, when you  hear someone say that you’re acting like a kid, or doing anything like a kid (except being creative),…