Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Show Stop

As I'm skating some power thing, Miss Bianca's voice snaps out of the icy wilderness, "GOOD STOP!"

My first coach taught me how to to a 'show stop' and I lay that thing down like an Olympic Gold Medalist.

Oh, you say, anyone can do a T-stop.

I'm not talking about a T-stop, I'm talking about a show stop.

A show stop is this:

T-Stop  With
Erect Posture, Then
Ends with
Tits and Teeth!

Back in my 30's with a good bra, I could do this picture.

Miss Bianca say, "If you do a stop like that you can get away with murder in a comp. End with a classy show stop and you look matter what you did...a show stop says "I MEANT to do that!"

And if you really don't want to say "Tits and teeth" give the audience "The Girls and Pearls"!

Just try to smile! No matter how many times you fell!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I Have Three Turn Checking!....Sort of.

LFO 3 Only

While Looking in The Glass To Keep my Arms Still


Damn right!

Today is the day I work my ass off for checking my RFO threes!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

I Need to Learn to Shut Up!

Saturday, Miss Bianca (my coach) asked me about my three turns. "They're okay, except for my checking."

This was followed by a half hour of checking torture.

Today I gave my coach a figure skating book for her collection. As she flipped through it, she stopped on an illustration of a two-foot hop.

"I can't even do that off-ice," I joke.

Miss Bianca looks up at me thoughtfully and says, "Next week I'm going to teach you the waltz jump."

I really, really  need to learn to keep my big mouth shut.

So, I'm sure Miss Bianca has in her mind what she wants my waltz jump to look like.

However, let me tell you, along with my spin phobia, my jump phobia, and my backwards skating phobia, I already can anticipate what my lesson next week will be like.

Fortunately, I am this cute!