“Stop thinking. Start doing”

“Stop thinking. Start doing” Nothing is going to happen until you start. Sometimes we overthink things to the point where it prevents us from ever starting. Stop thinking. Start doing. Just skate.

“When I’m on the ice I’m home”

“When I’m on the ice I’m home” The ice is a second home. It’s a place of comfort where nothing else matters. You can escape life, the stresses of work, school, drama, etc. It’s a place where you can be yourself and not have to worry or think about anything else.

School + Skating = Sacrifice

“Most people who don’t want to sacrifice will find excuses. The people willing to make sacrifices find solutions.” It pains me to say that summer has ended, and with that school begins.  9 1/2 more months will pass before we can experience endless hours spent at the rink and full days of training.   It may […]

Ill-Fitting Skates Causes Money and Pain

The first word that comes to mind for a figure skater when they think skating is “life.” The first word that comes to mind for the parents when they think skating is “money.” Figure skating is a very, very expensive sport. Some families flush even more money down the drain by not investing in quality […]

#13 Stress of the Test

Why is it that whenever it comes to a test or a competition, the week of the, the day before, or even during warm up everything seems to fall apart? Training for months, and everything is solid until the test approaches.  All of the sudden there is an added stress, a time restraint to be […]

#12 Great Skaters are Made by Their Passion

“Great skaters are not made up of their technique, but be their passion” Once again, I have been listening to more podcasts, and this week I listened to an episode of the Solopreneurhour where they  said, “You cant teach hustle.” Oh how true! Growing up skating I didn’t exactly have one of the best coaches […]

#10: 3 Ways to Win

Most skaters who compete and train are doing so because they want to win.  Whether its to win the Olympics, win a spot on a synchro team, or win their dream job, we all want to win.  What separates the skaters who achieve their goals? Here are 3 ways you can be three steps closer […]

#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 […]