#9 Caring about Choreography

When you see a skater skate, what do you remember most about that skater? Is it their amazing presentation, beautiful spiral, or triple jumps? So many historic and memorable skaters are remembered for their grace and elegance.  I can’t understand why so many skaters training are PRIMARILY focused on jumps and jumps only.  I see […]

#7 Figure Skaters are Insane

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein Figure skaters are insane.  I’m not talking about the Tanya Hardings, cut someone with your skate kind of insane (although in the skating world I’m sure we can all agree there are those kind of insanes).  The inane I’m talking about […]

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

I ran across this article today and loved it.  I thought I would share because if you stop doing these 30 things on the list, it is not only going to make you a better athlete, but a better person as well. http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/ 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When you stop chasing the […]

#5 It All Comes Down to Why

Why did you wake up this morning? For an appointment, to go to work, to get your haircut? Everything we do in life has a reason or a why.  Going from day to day we all set ourselves into a routine and the “whys” of our lives seem to disappear into the shadows. For athletes, […]

#4 Skating Gives Energy

It ceases to amaze me, that no matter how tired or unmotivated I am, as soon as I step foot on the ice I am instantly rejuvenated and energetic.  There is something about being on the ice and around something you love that makes the rest of the world disappear.  A cup of coffee always […]