Thursday, December 14, 2017

Good Advice For Every Serious Figure Skater

Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, the hours of practice, the coaches who pushed you, and the fans who cheered, is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back. Skate for her!

(This bench was in the women's restroom at the Creve Cour Ice Rink in St. Louis, Missouri 12-13-17)

Reunion with Igor Lisovsky! 12-14-17

Reunion with Igor Lisovsky! 12-14-17!

Igor won Worlds and Europeans in pair skating with Irina Vorobieva in 1981 and is good friends with my friend Larisa. Last time we saw one another was when my three kids were little at Larisa's house!

Great Fun Social Ice Dancing! 12-14-17

Only those who enjoy social ice dancing can ask a stranger to do the Dutch Waltz on a public session and end up having great fun!

Today, I asked Bill to do a Dutch Waltz and we ended up doing the Canasta Tango next, followed by the Fiesta Tango, Willow Waltz, American Waltz, Cha Cha, HIckory Hoedown, Golden Skaters Waltz, Baby Blues, and about 10 patterns of the Swing Dance!

So much fun!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reunion With My First Ice Dance Partner Corey Isenberg! 12-13-17

My very first ice dance partner was Corey Isenberg. I was only 13 years old and he was 21.

Corey doesn't skate anymore, but we couldn't resist taking some photos together in Kilian and Foxtrot position! Also, Corey's voice is on a lot of ice dance CDs since he has had a lifetime hobby of putting ice dance music together, and we heard his voice announcing the American Waltz on the session I skated!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving - November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful time with the Davis family and also our friend Cheryl!  Annabelle and Rebekah did most of the cooking!  In the evening there was the most beautiful Colorado sunset ever!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Julia and Joel - 11-21-17

Our close friend Julia Nance has toured with a different Disney On Ice show than my son Joel for the past 3 1/2 years. On Tuesday 11-21-17, Julia drove from her home in Asheville, North Carolina to Greenville, South Carolina especially to see Joel!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Annabelle Passed the Yankee Polka! 11-12-17

Annabelle Schneider-Farris passed her 8th International Ice Dance, the Yankee Polka, on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Now, she only has two more International ice dances to go until she passes all 10 International Ice Dances and earns US Figure Skating Gold Medal NUMBER SEVEN! I'm "one very proud mom" and so excited and happy!

This is a timely tribute to the late Jim Sladky who invented the dance with Judy Schwomeyer.

Thanks to Quinn Chambers for partnering her through the test and to coach Tiffany Hyden-Dombeck.