Skating PASSION

 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 […]

What if You Couldn’t Skate Anymore?

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. […]

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 […]

How Olympians Stay Motivated

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 […]

#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 […]

#12 Great Skaters are Made by Their Passion

“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 […]