#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 […]

#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 […]

#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, […]

#2 Gratitude is as Beautiful as Ice

Skating, just like most jobs and sports, can get somewhat monotonous from time to time.  It’s not that it is boring or that we don’t want to skate, it is just that sometimes we tend to forget to appreciate the beauty and the freedom of skating.  We tend to overlook the magnificence of it especially […]

#1 Overcoming the Fear

Figure skating is my life, my passion, and my job.  No matter how many hours I spend at the rink, I am still bursting with zealousness.  Every time I step on the ice, I am continued to be inspired by what this amazing sport can do.  I went from being a young skater with a […]