Figure skating

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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Juvenile Moves Progress

October 26, 2017 Figure skating

Where I’m at with my juvenile moves: still close to testing, in theory, as I’ve been for a long time. But I’m making progress.

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Changes, Again

October 24, 2017 Figure skating

My ice dance coach/partner moves on.

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Can You Guess Where I Am?

August 20, 2017 Figure skating

Hint: I’m ready for the eclipse! Are you going to watch the eclipse? From where?

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Harlick Boots new out of the box!

August 17, 2017 Figure skating

My new custom Harlick boots right out of the box.

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A Visit to Harlick

August 12, 2017 Figure skating

A visit to the Harlick & Co factory in San Carlos, Ca., to be fitted for new skating boots.

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Eight-Step Mohawk Sequence

July 21, 2017 Figure skating

Notes on learning the outside mohawk and the eight-step mohawk sequence.

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Placating the God of Skating

July 14, 2017 Figure skating

Working on my juvenile moves and the backward power three-turn sequence.

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New Blades with a New Grind

June 28, 2017 Figure skating

Getting used to my new blades and the shallower 1/2″ grind that my skate tech put on them.

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I Survived: My First Week on the Olympus Synchro Blade

May 31, 2017 Figure skating

Making the switch from freestyle blades to shorter, flatter synchro blades.

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