Stars on Ice SkateFest

by mary on April 21, 2015

Skatefest with Patrick Chan and Ben Agosto

SkateFest with Patrick Chan and Ben Agosto

Dying to tell you about Adult Nationals, but first you have to hear about SkateFest! Offered by USFSA in conjunction with the Stars on Ice tours, the Skatefest events are free and offer on-ice interaction with the skating stars.

On the day of SkateFest I skated earlier in the day and only did the minimum possible since my legs were dog-tired from preparing for Nationals. But by the time SkateFest rolled around in the late afternoon I mustered up the energy to drive to the rink, register, and lace up my skates. I really didn’t want to miss it! At the time I registered I was the only adult in my group, the next oldest skater was 14. I was thinking that might be a little awkward, but my mind was eased when another adult registered for our group.

Our stars were Patrick Chan, Ben Agosto, Tanith Belbin, and Kimmie Meisner, all Olympic medalists, world champions, or both. Read the article →

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Fiesta Flow Community Class by Douglas Webster

April 11, 2015 Figure skating

Douglas Webster 2012

A skating seminar by Douglas Webster on achieving flow and enjoying the artistic aspects of skating.

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Raspberry Liqueur Whipped Cream

April 9, 2015 All Year

whipped cream with raspberry liqueur

A quick raspberry-sweetened whipped cream.

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Artichoke Roasted Hazelnut Dip

March 28, 2015 All Year

roasted hazelnut artichoke dip

This artichoke roasted hazelnut dip is inspired by one of the homemade spreads at Purple Cafe. I had the pleasure of dining there last week with my family when two of my boys’ spring breaks coincided for one brief but lovely weekend. I split the batch and made half with

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Pavlova with Raspberry Cream

March 24, 2015 Dessert

pavlova with raspberry cream and fresh raspberries

My first pavlova! A light, gluten-free dessert: basically a giant merengue topped with whipped cream, and in this case, raspberries and blackberries.

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2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals Part II

March 21, 2015 Figure skating

landing of flip/toe loop

My bronze freestyle program at 2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals.

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2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals Part I

March 14, 2015 Figure skating

rose program spiral

Skating my bronze dramatic program at 2015 Pacific Coast Adult Sectionals.

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Bumpy Road to Sectionals

March 13, 2015 Figure skating

end of my freestyle program

Sweating the big stuff before Sectionals.

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Still Training

February 2, 2015 Figure skating

skating my 'Walking Through' program

Getting out on the ice and preparing for Adult Sectionals and Adult Nationals. Balancing that with my new situation of taking care of my mom.

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Sage Apple Quinoa Stuffed Squash

January 10, 2015 Dairy free

squash stuffed with sage, apple, and quinoa and topped with toasted sage leaves

Squash stuffed with sage, apple, and quinoa, topped with toasted squash seeds.

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