I ham it up quite a bit 'directing' the zombies in time with the music, slapping the stick onto the ice to cue the next skater to do her bit (so far all girls), and generally try not to fall on the thing. I've been warned not to carry it 'high'. Really that seems the safest place for it. I don't want it out in front of me where I can fall on it. But carrying high appears to violate some hockey 'safety' rule, so I have to push it around with the blade on the ice while I weave around the show skaters. That terrifies me.
For once I'm allowed to hunch over and skate with a wide stance. No one's yapping at my heels about 'extension' with a russian accent. The stupid stick though disrupts my balance and arm position. I really feel uncomfortable doing quick turns, even two foot ones unless the thing is carried over my shoulder. Still, I'm at least getting some experience with it. Hope I don't whack someone with it. One of the freestylers strayed into show practice ice while I was looking at Coach Amazing. I could have taken him out in a heart beat if I hadn't heard his skates clatter.
Too bad I still can't do a hockey stop. It's not something that comes up in ice dance.
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