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),…

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Lightbulb moment I had another lightbulb moment last week. Coach B has been telling me to stop jumping UP for my axel because my “snap”…

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Baby Steps Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared what I have been focusing on for my axel jump. Coach wants me to learn how…

Skating Fridays

Falling Hurts You already know this, but falling hurts. Falling on ice hurts even more (thank you, Captain Obvious). I learned this the hard way…