summer reading
Just wondered whether anyone had any book recommendations for skating-related reading. I'm interested in just about anything--biographies, fiction, technique (I have Petkevich), history ...

Bad skating day
I suspect anyone who has read my comments on UK rink management guesses I'm becoming rather cynical about the industry. Anyway I'd like to vent about today, and name and shame a rink after ...

School Figures: FO to FI serpentine
Everyone that I have seen work on the school figures FO to FI Serpentine finds it nearly impossible on the left foot and doable on the right foot. Why would this be? My...

BO3 exit insight
In an effort to make my back outside three exits as well controlled as all of my front threes, my instructor and I focused upon them. I had been concentrating on a very strong check ou...

Maybe Understand Doctors a Little Bit....
Got a follow up message form 'T'. Mixed news, good & bad. Turns out Doctors did have good reason to keep her off the ice; the meds she's taking were causing siezures. Not at all good when do...

Vacation from hell
I won't elaborate on this unless I can really do something about it. This thug mentality with airport security is getting out of control. They are touching people in an inappropriate manner ...

Kids - I am not worthy
For those who can handle a 2 MB file, here is a short clip of my 12yo son Sam doing the 3 jump tonight . http://www.sjwilliams.com/sam3jump.mpg Until Tuedsay last (2 days a...

Congratulations!
To George P & Sreena from this list, who both skated great in competition today (*how* many medals did you rack up between you?), and did one of the funniest Torvill & Dean take-offs I've se...

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What is the poop on hockey?
Lady at the meeting the other night said that pro hockey had taken a real nose dive. Teams were closing all over. She was questioning the interest in hockey at all regards having a full...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
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A little OT: CNN .. kids in sports
Mostly gymnastics. I don't know how many of you saw it, but I saw it as a coach with many years experience in that environment. I never had that many injuries of that nature in my pro...

stupid pet trick
Something I haven't done for years. Place toepick on the ice and quickly jump forward from it while doing a half turn to land on the other toepick and repeat to do a series of half turn...

junior highschool student council
We had our big meeting about the new ice rink proposal last night. I knew better than to go, but I went anyway. One female who I skate with wouldn't speak to me because the "right" peop...

Walking rather than Gliding
Hello, I've a daughter age 4 1/2 who is very confident in getting around the rink etc but just walks on the ice as if it were normal ground. Its funny really because she gets around th...

Ed Hedberg
Joanna Tsang Ramberg wrote: > > Speaking of skate guys in the Bay Area... I'm sad to announced that > sometime around January that Ed Hedburg has quietly passed ...

Don't Understand Doctors!
Got an eMail from my best skating buddy, 'T'. Poor gal is living at home with her parents. Terminally ill; she probably won't live 'till year's end. But, she had been skating, eve...

OT: The mystery deepens
Continuing research on the web has taught me a lot. I found the VW Lupo that got very high mpg ( 70 to 90 mpg ) so I started reading more about it. Seems it has some competition :-) ......

If There was Just One Skater on the Jury...
...I could commit murder, and walk out of the courtroom a free man. Woke up at 04:00 today to get to ICenter rink for EarlyBird Freestyle (got Engineering Meetings at noon time today)....

Ibuprofen increased heart attack risk 24%/55%
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found a 24 percent increased risk for a first heart attack among people taking ibuprofen -- sold as Advil and Motrin -- and a...

Eye stability after spins
After long spinning, it takes me a bit before my eyes adjust to just looking straight ahead, and I assume that this means my balance, too. It may be an illustion, but it seems to me that eve...

Passed Cha Cha
Tested today and passed the Cha Cha. Test chair rearranged skating order and I was moved up about 20 minutes. Instead of the usual single dance judge for my solo test, there were four (but...

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