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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Competition Control

Why do skaters compete? You might be expecting, especially based off the motivational site this tends to be, that you are about to read the answer “because it is fun, for the pure joy of skating, to show off the skaters accomplished skills, for the experience and so on.” Yes these are all good reasons and I […]