Kori teaching at 7K (plus a great photobomb by a friend)

At 7k, one of the things coach Kori asked us is “What is the elephant in the room?” What’s that important skill that you know you really need to work on in your skating, that’s holding you back, that you are not addressing? Why not? When are you going to address it? Yes, it takes a long time to improve skills in skating but “don’t drag it out, don’t make it take longer than it has to.”

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7K Adult Getaway Part I

January 27, 2018 Figure skating

Advice from Kori Ade at the 7K Adult Getaway.

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Pinedale Skating

January 10, 2018 Figure skating

Skating and catching up with my coach in Pinedale, Wyoming

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Juvenile Moves- Signed Up

December 29, 2017 Figure skating

I signed up for an April 5th test of my juvenile moves since the February test session was already full. It seems far away now but I know it will come up more quickly than I think. The back power threes are the hardest move for me on the test and still need work. There […]

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Cream Cheese Watercress Tea Sandwiches

December 18, 2017 All Year

Quick cream cheese watercress tea sandwiches.

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Grand Prix Final Watching Tea Party

December 16, 2017 Figure skating

A Grand Prix of Figure Skating watching party at my house, with tea and a mostly traditional English tea party spread.

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Juvenile Moves: Testing on the Horizon?

December 4, 2017 Figure skating

Picking a date to test my juvenile moves, notes on my eight-step mohawk sequence.

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Next steps on an adult bronze solo free dance

November 29, 2017 Figure skating

Adding some choreography to my adult bronze solo free dance.

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Hip Strength Again: Correcting Knee Valgus

November 13, 2017 Fitness

Building up hip strength to correct my knee positioning and resolve patellofemoral pain.

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Beginning a Bronze Solo Free Dance

November 10, 2017 Figure skating

I’m working on my first ever free dance program. It’s a solo free dance, which is the newest competition category in skating and kind of a ‘Wild West’ where there aren’t very many rules about what you can and can’t do. It’s modeled after partner free dance, which of course has twizzles, lifts, and partner […]

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