“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.
Love is defined in the dictionary as: an intense feeling of deep affection. It is put so simply, but yet “deep affection” doesn’t due it justice. Love is indescribable just like the feeling a skater gets when they are on the ice. A feeling of deep affection is only the tip of the iceberg for any […]
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 […]
Oh the holiday season! It brings joy, happiness, stress, family fights, and a low bank account. The holidays are supposed to be a time to spend with your family and give thanks. With busy schedules and the commotion of the holidays we often lose sight of what amazing people and privileges we have in our lives. […]
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 […]
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 […]
I have started reading the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris trying to improve on my entrepreneurial skills. During my read I came across a chapter, one line in particular, that made a lightbulb go off. Parkinsons Law! Its not exactly something you would first think of when it comes to skating, but it’s so important! Parkinson’s […]