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 […]

How Olympians Stay Motivated

How Olympians Stay MotivatedWonderful article to stay motivated from The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/02/… How Olympians Stay Motivated OLGA KHAZAN FEB 7 2014, 8:00 AM E Mindfulness, self-talk, and an obscure chunk of the brain help elite athletes get through the training grind. Reuters Until the 1990s, Olympic figure skating included a segment called “compulsory figures,” in which athletes […]

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize In Competitions

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize Sometimes intimidation gets the best of us and we don’t realize our own strengths and abilities. Before a competition, I have seen so many skaters lose their mental focus (including myself). They start thinking about other skaters and how good they are instead of focusing on themselves. Talented skaters seem […]