Sunday, January 29, 2012

Skating Forums--It's for Adult Skaters

There will be a pause in the posting for a few days. Silly work getting in the way of my skating.
This week, work is winning the war of work-life balance.
While you're hanging around, why not go over to and join the forum? There's private forums for skaters, for parents of skaters and for coaches.  There's public forums such as the Pro shop about boots and blades, Media Events, and Off-Ice. You can read those without registering, but you must be registered to post.

SkatingForums is the only US ice skating forum that is centered around the adult skater. (There is a similar UK skating forum.) Figure Skating Universe and Golden Skate are great forums, but they're mostly centered around fans. Skating Forums is where you can go when you have a problem with a jump, spin, or even learning to skate, or you have a question about your child's jumps, spins, or skills.

If you are not a member you can't see all of the 'members only' sub-forums. To see the On Ice, Video Vaults, and Non-Skating discussions and a few others, you'll need to register. The On Ice forum has a weekly practice thread where you can post the results of your skating over the last week. There's also a Rink Rants and Raves thread where you can blow off steam. There are two video vaults: one for skaters with videos of their skating, and the other devoted to videos of tests with judges comments included. 

It's free to join, and free to stay.

1 comment:

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