Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pacific Coast 1975 Results - So Fun to Look Back!

I won Pacific Coast 1975 in San Diego. I loved winning, but I especially enjoyed being so popular at the after competition party when all the boys wanted to dance with me because I won!

What is also so amazing is that many of the skaters on this result sheet are Facebook friends 42 years later! And...that I've seen Karen, Gary, Kim, Hal, Cathy face to face in recent years. Eva...I think I saw face to face about 10 years ago and Mickey I saw at a roller skating rink about 20 years ago!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kendall Ice Arena in Miami Was a Shelter During Hurricane Irma

This photo below showed up on my Facebook Newsfeed on Saturday, 9-9-17. Brave skaters and coaches and their cars were safely inside of Kendall Ice Arena in Miami during Hurricane Irma. Wow!

The power went off at 6 am Sunday morning, but it went back on later on Sunday.

My longtime childhood skating friends Kent Johnson and Janet L. Johnson and others there have reported that they are safe.

Joel's 4th Year of Disney On Ice Delayed Slightly Due to Hurricane Irma

My son Joel was supposed to fly to Tampa today to begin his 4th season with Disney On Ice, but due to Hurricane Irma he did no go. (Plane delayed until it is safe to travel....) He enjoyed time with his dad and dog tonight, 9-10-17, safely in Colorado!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Learning to Stand Up Paddle Board Reminds Me of Learning to Skate

Here is a video of me getting the hang of stand up paddleboarding at Palmer Lake 9-3-17.

Learning to SUP reminds me of when I teach beginning adult ice first you want to stay near the shore and look down just like a beginning adult want to hang on the rail and look down at their skates.

I watched a lot of YouTube videos on how to SUP and it says to just go down on your knees or sit on the board when you feel you need to which reminded me of when I tell new ice skaters to go into the dip position if they feel a fall is coming!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Annabelle Passes the Tango Romantica Test! - 8-26-17

My daughter Annabelle just passed her 6th International Ice Dance today 8-26-17....the Tango Romantica!

Thank you coach Logan Giulietti-Schmitt.

Again I'm a very proud mom! Only four more international ice dances to pass towards the goal of earning a 7th gold medal and becoming a US Figure Skating Septuple Gold Medalist!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Helping With Skating Camp at Lakewood Ice 8-16-17

I was asked by Skating Director Jacqui Palmore to help with the figure part of a skating camp at Lakewood Ice today! My son Joel, who is on break from Disney On Ice Frozen, tagged along and helped a bit too!

It was fun to share my passion for the sport and for compulsory figures with the young skaters who took part in the camp!

After the figures class, we stayed around for a bit of Rafael's jump class that was assisted by US Men's Champion Adam Rippon!