“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” 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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“You don’t learn from your excuses. You learn from your mistakes” I was listening to Louis Howes podcast today, as I do religiously every time a new one airs, and during the interview he was conducting, it was said that “You don’t learn from excuses” It wasn’t a main point of conversation, and I almost […]
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 […]
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 […]