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 […]

Injuries Are a Bump not a Road Closed

You have been training hard and you are at your peak! Your jumps are solid, spins are fast, and every movement you make feels natural.  And then BAM, an injury takes you out.  Unfortunately in life there are unpredictable injuries.  There are countless exercises and percautions that can be taken to avoid getting hurt, but that […]

You Are the Only Judge

It kills me to see skaters so proud of themselves for how they skated and then be crushed when the results are posted.  They could have a great skate for themselves and be on cloud 9 until they see their name posted at the bottom of the list.  Competitions are a wonderful way to gain […]

Regionals Ready

“Sometimes you just need to relax and know that everything is going to be okay” Regionals is right around the corner and with that comes preparation.  More often than not, I see skaters around the rink training their programs like crazy a day or two before traveling to the big competition. Every time I see […]