Thursday, December 11, 2014

Paperback Edition - My Skating Life: About My Fifty Plus Years of Skating - Ready to Purchase 12-11-14!

It's HERE! My Skating Life: My Fifty Years of Skating is ready to purchase! I'm so excited!

On Amazon:
Directly From the Publisher:
Electronic Versions:
  •  Buy Now - My Skating Life - 2nd Kindle Digital Version with embedded links, photos, and videos  ($5.49)
  • Buy Now - My Skating Life - 1st Kindle Digital Version with embedded links, photos, and videos  ($6.58)
  • Buy Now - My Skating Life - eBook Version for iPads, Nooks, Kobos, and other e-readers  ($5.48)
Hardcover:

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Colleen's Holiday Ice Dance 12-6-14



My student Colleen did a combination solo dance of the Fiesta Tango, ChaCha and Canasta Tango for the Centennial Skating Club holiday show 12-6-14. I'm so proud of her! In my opinion, she was AMAZING today!


Preview of MY SKATING LIFE Contents

This is a preview of the contents of my book MY SKATING LIFE: Fifty Plus Years of Skating! The book is available for purchase as a digital version on Amazon.com and the hardcover is also available to purchase and the paperback will be ready to purchase by Monday 12-7-14 I think!

CONTENTS

DEDICATION ............................................................................................iii FOREWORD..............................................................................................1 
Introduction: 1963: Blue Jay, California’s Outdoor Ice Skating Rink........2 
Prologue: 1939 -- 1945: My Dad Loved Skating.......................................4 
Chapter 1: 1964--1966: My Skating Life Began at Valley Ice Skating Center in Tarzana, California ....................................................................7
Chapter 2: 1966 -- 1968: Culver City Ice Arena......................................14 
Chapter 3:  Summers of 1966 -- 1971: Squaw Valley, California............24 
Chapter 4: 1967: Figure Skating Test and Competition Time!..............31 
Chapter 5: 1968 -- 1971: Santa Monica Ice Palace................................39 
Chapter 6: 1969: It’s Time to Ice Dance.................................................45 
Chapter 7: 1971 and 1972: Iceland Paramount.....................................54 
Chapter 8: 1972: “CIA” Colorado Ice Arena..........................................67 
Chapter 9: 1972 to 1974: Eat, Sleep, Skate, Study, and Drive and then Eat, Sleep, Skate, Study, and Drive Some More......................................74
Chapter 10: 1974 to 1975: My First Year at The Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado.........................................................86
Chapter 11: Summers of 1975 and 1976: Sun Valley, Idaho, the Broadmoor Ice Revue, and Skating Tests ...............................................99
Chapter 12: 1976 and 1977: Southwest Pacific, Pacific Coast, Midwesterns, and Nationals.................................................................108
Chapter 13: 1977 to 1983: A Time of Transition: Once a Figure Skater Always a Figure Skater..........................................................................118
Chapter 14: March 1, 1983: My Career as a Skating Coach Begins at Ice Capades Chalet Brea, California!..........................................................127 
Chapter 15: 1983 to 1984: Ice Capades Chalet Brea, California.........135 
Chapter 16: 1984 to 1985: Ice Capades Chalet Costa Mesa, California ..............................................................................................................149
Chapter 17: 1985 to 1986: Coach at Iceland Paramount, California...161 
Chapter 18: 1987 to 1988: Skating Director at the Famous Zamboni Iceland Paramount Rink........................................................................171
Chapter 19: 1988 to 1991: San Francisco Here I Come and Ice Capades Chalet San Mateo, California................................................................185
Chapter 20: 1992 to 1994: Plaza Ice Chalet Colorado Springs, Colorado ..............................................................................................................199 
Chapter 21: March 1994: The Colorado Springs Ice Famine...............210 
Chapter 22: 1994 to 1995: Jo Ann Comes Up With Creative Ways to Keep Teaching Skating in Colorado Springs..........................................220
Chapter 23: 1996 to 1998: The Rink of Dreams Colorado Springs......229 
Chapter 24: June of 1998: The Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall Opens in Colorado Springs...................................................................................235 
Chapter 25: 1998 to 2000: The Golden Days of the Ice Arena at Chapel Hills Mall Colorado Springs...................................................................244
Chapter 26: 2000 to 2005: The Skating and Homeschooled/Unschooled Schneider-Farris Family ........................................................................253 
Chapter 27: 2005 to 2006: Tragedy and Triumph Changes the Schneider-Farris Family’s Skating Lives.................................................261 
Chapter28: 2006 to 2015 and Beyond: The Three Schneider-Farris Kids - Competitive Ice Dance and Pair Skaters.............................................273
Chapter 29: 2006 to 2015 and Beyond: The Adventures of Jo Ann Schneider Farris About.com’s Figure Skating Expert............................294
Chapter 30: February 11 -- 20, 2010 Week One: Jo Ann Goes to the Vancouver Olympics as a Member of the Figure Skating Media..........306
Chapter 31: February 21 -- 26, 2010 – Vancouver Olympic Adventures Continue...............................................................................................325 
Epilogue: 2015 and Beyond: Where Does This Skating Journey Go?..334 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR............................................................................337
MY SKATING LIFE – FIFTY PLUS YEARS OF SKATING PHOTOS.............339


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hardcover Version of MY SKATING LIFE is available! 12-3-14

The hardcover version of my book MY SKATING LIFE is available for purchase, but most of my friends will probably want to wait until the paperback is out at the beginning of next week (after Dec. 7th I am guessing) since it will cost $13.15 and will be available on Amazon. (The hardcover version costs $19.63). Just had to show off this cover! The Kindle download version is only $6.58 and is also available now on Amazon!



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Electronic Version of My Skating Life Can Be Purchased On Amazon.com! - 11-25-2014

The book all my friends and family have waited for is ready to purchase!  The digital version is available as of today 11-25-2014.  The paperback version hopefully will be available for purchase by "Cyber-Monday" December 1, 2014!



Monday, November 17, 2014

Test Day 11-16-2014

Ryan Jahnke did a great job of partnering my student through her first ice dance test!  Congrats Colleen!