“When I’m on the ice I’m home”

“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.

Define Love…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

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Figure skaters ARE athletes.  Strong, determined, hardworking and committed are just a beginning to describe athletes.  But when we list off words to describe athletes and figure skaters, scientists are not one of the words that pops up.  This is; however, what we need to be.  Being wrong sets you on the right track to being right, […]

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize In Competitions

What Great Skaters Don’t Realize Sometimes intimidation gets the best of us and we don’t realize our own strengths and abilities. Before a competition, I have seen so many skaters lose their mental focus (including myself). They start thinking about other skaters and how good they are instead of focusing on themselves. Talented skaters seem […]

#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 […]