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 […]

Regionals Ready

“Sometimes you just need to relax and know that everything is going to be okay” Regionals is right around the corner and with that comes preparation.  More often than not, I see skaters around the rink training their programs like crazy a day or two before traveling to the big competition. Every time I see […]

School + Skating = Sacrifice

“Most people who don’t want to sacrifice will find excuses. The people willing to make sacrifices find solutions.” It pains me to say that summer has ended, and with that school begins.  9 1/2 more months will pass before we can experience endless hours spent at the rink and full days of training.   It may […]

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, […]

Finding Inspiration

Going to practice day after day can get a little mundane.  I loved skating and training, but there were days I did NOT want to go to the rink.  Whether it was being tired or bored, the thought of having to get ready (which is half of the work) and then having to train was so […]

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 […]

#11 Goals Need Time Limits

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 […]