Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring Is Here!!!

It's after Easter and officially the rink has gone to 'Summer Hours'.  I think this has made everyone a little discombobulated. We're not used to skating 2 hours earlier, and in theory it's warm weather so who knows what's going on in our heads.

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!!

SWITCH LEG!!

SWITCH ARMS!!

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.
Whatever. Spring is here. I know because Public starts at noon and there aren't any hockey boys on the ice, and the ice tourists are few and far between.














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