Friday, March 17, 2023

What corner can I skate in?

 I'm back taking lessons, after the horrible 2023 winter, and multi-month closure of the rink for repairs, and I realize that have forgotten many  of the rink etiquette rules. Now I realize that I've forgotten which corners I can skate in without someone jumping into me. 

So I skate up to one of our adult male skaters , he who I know has a lutz and so must know the rules. So I confess, "It's been 3 years since I've been on ice regularly, and I've forgotten the lutz corner rule here. Which ones are clear to skate on?"

I saw him give me a big happy grin.I have a blog I write about rink etiquette and he read it when it was pre-covid, so I assume he's amused at my failure to remember. I'm okay that I'm so funny that I made someone so happy at the near end of the session

 He's really enjoying himself. 

The laugh gets even bigger.

"So, what's so funny?" I asked. 

His laugh finally stops. " I jump lefty. so I don't care."

He's just so so so HAPPY that he's ticked me off.

Someday I will get my revenge!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

I''m back on the ICE!!

I've been off the ice for nearly 3 years. Yesterday, with the approval of my physical therapist, and a Canadian  physician  I skated for 30 minutes! ( Sorry medical issues are off-topic.)

And just to make it clear, the  Doc had the nicest pair  of hockey legs I've ever seen  in doctor whites.  I mean 'kiss kiss' good looking. When he told me to raise my legs as high I could--I told him to 'stand back'  (because doctors  don't expect 70 year old women to be able to kick their chins off if they stand too close). And he said, "Yes you are a figure skater." Damn right.

Anyway, on the ice I did some lap skating,  two foot turn back, two foot turn forward, and two spins forward and backward. 





Saturday, July 31, 2021

Mim Wacholders Ice Skating Systerm of Skating Lake Placid in August



 I took Mim Wacholders Off--Ice System of Skating and it really helped me out. I'm now working on my counters, rockers, back 3s, on ice even though I have still an injured right ankle from 4 months ago. I'm still two footed, but her tips and method of posture and balance have me have me making progress in speed, positioning and balance. Once this injury heals over (it's been a bad injury), I will be able to finally lift that other foot! Full confidence !

Mim's teaching a summer class at Lake Placid. If you want to learn her techniques, this is a great class to take!


Sign Up Before Aug 1 to Save $200!

Just touching base, to help you make the decision to join the Adult Skating SOS Immersion and offer you some more specifics to better plan your trip: August 26-29th

Why make SOS System of Skating—different than a skating lesson?

Everything! You will learn a system, not corrections, you will know why you keep doing the same thing and how to fix it by following 3 key principals. 

The simplicity and success of this system will stay with you long after the camp is done!

A proposed sample Adult Skating Immersion Day:

9:00-9:30 am Dynamic Warm Up-Centering and Goal Setting
10:00 am On Ice Group Edge Class
10:30 am Practice
11:00 am Stroking and Cross Over Techniques
11:30 Practice
12:00 pm Jump Technique
12:30 Practice 
1:00 pm Off Ice Post Skate Stretch Routine

2:00 pm On Your own—to Enjoy Water Sports on the Lake, a short hike in the mountains, a lovely picnic, reading under a birch tree, strolling down Main Street and much more

There will be additional ice available for  purchase at the Olympic Center throughout the rest of the day where you can skate more, or take private lessons with some of our expert coaches including Paul Wylie!

Off Ice Session will include:
Warm Up Skills
Yoga and Flexibility 
Class on deepening body awareness 
Core and hip stability specific to skating skills
Visualization and Mental Training including goal setting for each session, week or even the year

$795.00 $595.00