Opportunity Knocks... in 3/4 Time!
Went to evening Public Session at ICenter last night. Fair crowd, teenage hockey skaters, mostly. Half tempted to switch back to hockey blades, myself, but, sure would miss those lovely pr...

Adult male competition?
[I love asking questions that won't matter for a long time for me :-)] I have only attended 2 (count 'em, 2) competitions, one here in Tucson and one in Phoenix. Neither one had any ...

The Child/Adult Myth
Certainly, children have some advantages over adults in skating. But it is a myth, in my opinion, that ALL children fit into this. What adults seem to ignore or forget or whatever is ...

Camel, come out, Camel
I have no idea what to call this element. I'm sure some of you either already do this, or have seen it.....today I messed with this, just for play, just for fun. Go into a normal camel, re...

FA: UK Size 2 and 3 Ice Skates
UK Size 2 Koho Revolution 2220 Ice Skates with Guards (Ends: 01-Aug-04 11:12:06) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3690613776 UK Size 3 Koho Revolution 2220 Ic...

LINDSAY DAVIS: Exciting "New Face" of Figure Skating!
Let's celebrate! See LINDSAY'S "Spotlight" photos and gallery, complete bio, performance record, and hear one of her selected, favorite musical selections! Visit her at: ...

Democratic convention .. I saw that movie.
I can't imagine sitting in a big place like that with nothing to eat .. no hot dogs .. no cokes. Same old Jesse Jackson speaches. Same spiffy Southern guy with a Jaycee haircut. Geeze t...

Three Million Dollar Venture
I am soliciting investment partners for a 3 million dollar venture that will return top percentages on the dollar, usually above 10% on the average. The building process for this business ta...

Back on the ice after 3 months
What with one thing and another, I hadn't been on the ice since the end of March. Mid-July, finally got back. Whew! The ice was sooooooo much slippier than I recalled! Yikes! ...

A Short Treatise on the Art of Falling Gently and Other Methods of Injury Prevention
I have recently posted a draft of A Short Treatise on the Art of Falling Gently and Other Methods of Injury Prevention at http://www.geocities.com/grunes/f...

Skate thoughts & observations
Lutz: Upon video review and testing, I have concluded that squeezing the stomach right as I jump is very useful. This is the idea presented by Lussi: tighten the stomach as if someone is ab...

Ankle Strength Myths?
I've been thinking about an experience that I've had that I suspect many of you have also experienced. You mention to someone that you've taken up ice skating, and almost the first words ou...

Paul Young of Young's Skate Shop - Obituary
I'm posting this because I know a lot of skaters from around the country patronized Young's Skate Shop in Washington, PA for fittings and sharpenings. I'm sad to report that Mr. Young passe...

More MITF observations -- BXO to back extension
Has anyone noticed that some skaters who do the BXO's to back extension move stay on a bent knee through the whole extension--and others begin the extension on a bent knee, then rise to a st...

Fahrenheit 9/11 .. crunch, crunch, crunch ..
.. does this mean the ladies are going to quit shaving their armpits and bring back granny dresses? I want you all to know, that really sucked in the '60s. And now we're going to have t...

The nicest thing.....
What's the nicest thing that has happened to you in skating recently? For me, it was in my lesson when my coach looked at my outside-to-inside changes-of-edge, which I've been working on for...

Welcome to rec.sport.skating.*
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Sharp Skates and Spinning
One thing I have noticed now that my skates are much sharper. Spinning sometimes is much harder. Some of my spins work well while others seem to always catch an edge. Slin...

One-Day Adult Skating Workshop
The IceWorks Skating Club will be hosting a skating seminar geared specifically for adults on August 28. This seminar is for adults only and is open to adult skaters of all abilities. Sk...

Where'd they go?
On the ice Sunday. Had a really nice skate on one of the best surfaces around. I was the only one on the ice for about 30 minutes, so I could concentrate on a nice warm up and get my ba...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Off-Ice Training
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Injuries
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 2
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Blades
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Boots
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Index
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Basic Skills
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Jumps: Left side, right side
My loop has made an amazing, instant improvement just by thinking of two things from the ISU video: 1. Think left side and right side of the body all within a narrow plane, that is, feet on ...

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