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 […]

Out of Your Control

  Do you get nervous before a competition or a test session? Do you start freaking out over the little things? One way to calm your nerves before an event is to understand the things that are out of your control.  There is no reason to stress, get worried or get nervous over anything that you cannot […]

Shouting Whispers of Skate Moms

There is no such thing as a quiet whisper at the rink.  Anything that is said at the rink might as well be shouted from the roof tops.  No matter how quiet or private a conversation is, 99% of the time it will be leaked out.  Gossip spreads like wild fire.  Reading this you may […]

1 + 1 = 2 Training Our Bodies and Our Minds

“We don’t just need to train our bodies, we also need to train our minds.” Have you ever been told you are rushing? To slow down, wait, take your time, finish your movements? I’m assuming if you have ever worked with any coach, the answer is yes. Skaters are always thinking ahead and rushing from […]