Skating PASSION

 It doesn’t matter what happens in life; the ice is always there.  It is our life, our sanctuary, and our passion. It has been a few months since I have been able to bring myself to write anything skating related.  As much as it pains me to say it, I had lost myself and I thought […]

FIGURE SKATING GAME!

Its the holiday season and along with a hot cup of cocoa, gift exchanging, there are often skating holiday parties.  Last year I threw a party for my students and I made up a game that seemed to be a big a hit.  The rules are not exactly set as there can be leeway depending […]

What if You Couldn’t Skate Anymore?

Oh the holiday season! It brings joy, happiness, stress, family fights, and a low bank account.  The holidays are supposed to be a time to spend with your family and give thanks.  With busy schedules and the commotion of the holidays we often lose sight of what amazing people and privileges we have in our lives. […]

Choosing a Coach Part 2

Choosing a coach is an extremely difficult process and there are many things to take under consideration.  In the previous post we talked about personality, strengths, and credentials but there is much more to consider when choosing a coach.  We also need to think about finances, availability, and standards. In most places figure skating coaches […]

Finding a Coach Part 1

Starting out in skating can be incredibly confusing.  How much should you be on the ice, how many competitions to compete in, group lessons or private lessons?  One of the biggest and most crucial questions is how to find a coach.  There are hundreds of coaches out there and although most clubs only have a […]

Not-So Supporting Schools

I want to start out by saying that this is not aimed towards all schools or teachers.  There are many wonderful teachers and schools who are doing amazing work in shaping the lives of tomorrows future.  This article is about the ignorant teachers and principals that let their personal opinions stand in the way of […]