#10: 3 Ways to Win

Most skaters who compete and train are doing so because they want to win.  Whether its to win the Olympics, win a spot on a synchro team, or win their dream job, we all want to win.  What separates the skaters who achieve their goals? Here are 3 ways you can be three steps closer […]

#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 […]

#8 Overcoming Skating Bullies

“If people are trying to bring you down, that only means that you are above them” It has been through my experience and many other skaters that I know, no matter where you go there is at least one person that tries to bring you down.  Somehow that single person manages to ruin your experience […]

#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, […]

#4 Skating Gives Energy

It ceases to amaze me, that no matter how tired or unmotivated I am, as soon as I step foot on the ice I am instantly rejuvenated and energetic.  There is something about being on the ice and around something you love that makes the rest of the world disappear.  A cup of coffee always […]

#3 Excuses Don’t Teach Success

“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 […]

#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 […]