Bad Ass Skater almost stepped on the ice with one skate unlaced. I caught him just in time. "What are you? A five year old with negligent parents?"
Later Bad Ass Skater and a male coach were on the ice throwing shade at each other with their catch foot spirals....on public. A really empty public. The rink guard just ignored it.
I was working on my back edges and using my verbal cues. My coach had told me to tuck my free foot behind my skating foot after I switch the free leg to the back. So it's like this....
PUSH PUSH PUSH!!
TOE TOE TOE!!
TUCK TUCK TUCK!!!
And it works pretty well. Coach is happy, I'm happy. Back edges are happy.
As we're working on my spins, the rink manager comes to the gate and signals the guard to come over. He points to me with an angry face. The rink guard says some thing and the manager leaves. The guard goes back to guarding.
It's about 10 minutes later that I realize some parent must have complained to the manager that I was yelling "FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!" instead of "Tuck Tuck Tuck!'
THEN on the way home, it started to snow.