side toe hop?
I was looking at the Basic 8 program and see a "Side toe hop (both directions)" in Basic 5. Is this like a bunny hop to the side? Bunny hop is in Basic 6, Ballet jump in Basic 7, and walt...

The Problem for Male Skate Image
Any man that skates and is not gay is confronted with the fact that to society in general they are probably gay: After watching Torino, I think one big contributon reason for this is <...

I passed something!
Nothing compared to the "real tests" people have written about here, but I finally got through the step sequence requirement of the UK's passport Silver level yesterday. Yay! This involved...

Nice Piece in the Boston Globe Today...
...talking about the increasing popularity of adult figure skating. Apparently, North Shore skating clubs have seen a substantial increase in adults registering for skating classes in recent...

Alexandra Palace ice rink
I know some of you have been there...help! I have to find it tomorrow (fortunately not under any time pressure, Holly's not skating until 2, but even so...) I can pull up t...

Knee Mystery Solved
I have had a chronic soreness of the inside of the shin bone. With research I discovered this is the attachment area for the leg adductors. I checked and my leg adductors on that leg, and ...

Just learning Dance
I was at a competition last weekend watching and supporting my husband do his first ever competitive program. It was an ISI group Production event. There were 16 skaters of all levels in his...

EASTER INLINE DANCE 2006 - Online Video Competition
http://www.geocities.com/holiday_on_inlines/EID2006.html http://www.geocities.com/holiday_on_inlines//EID2006_Regulations.html EASTER INLINE DANCE 2006 Levels: Beginners - Interme...

Thanks to the Olympics for keeping the Gala
I only saw a few performances last night but I was enthralled and happy to watch the men's and women's gold medal winners. Amazing and exhilarating. Great memories to take to bed.

Encouraging kids to skate backwards
Are there games or something to help kids with backward skating? Yesterday both Level 3 coach and the adults' Russian coach was trying to help us get a basic backward move. ...

Ice skating competition - winter Olympics - background music
It just boggles my mind when those people are preparing competition for figure skating/ice dancing competition in the winter Olympics. They spent so much time making perfect practices, but t...

SF Bay Area (and beyond) Skate Shops?
Does anyone have a recommendation for where to buy advanced beginner or intermediate women's skate in the San Francisco Bay Area? We'd like to find something off the shelf for $200-300 tota...

Finally some good ice in Nova Scotia
January 2006 was the warmest in 100 years. Many lakes were open in late January! Now we are finally getting good ice. Rain on Feb 17 was followed by very cold temperat...

What saps skating energy
I find that front and back camels really zap my over strength very quickly. If I am on and hitting say the front camel well then it is not so much of a problem, but if I am off then each at...

Gold Seals in the news
Did anyone note the close-up photo of the high-end ice skates in the Tuesday NY Times article on page Delta 1 talking about the physics and theories of how ice skate blades work? Anyone w...

Realizing what a hunk I am, yummy skater Kimmie Meissner says "Anything's possible right now!"
She is a lovely young lady. And I think she shall do very, very well in our future. I would do anything to help her out in her search for achievement. And I know she would return th...

Photos of VERTEX 24 hour skate
Ulf Haase has photos and English commentary of the 24 hour ice skating race in Sweden: http://www.ulfhaase.se/vertex06_1.html" Elsewhere, I read the the solo winner (A...

clarino?
I'm seriously considering buying a pair of the hinged Jackson skates. I was allergic to the leather in my first skates, next were lined with vegetable tanned leather which was benign but ...

Google Video
Hi all, Some videos here might be of interest: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ice Use your own search terms to come up with interesting and funny gems... :-)

I'm not the only one who can bust his ass ice dancing :-)
I'll bet both those girls kick the tar out of their partners. I saw one of them coming too. He was headed right for a whole patch of cut-lines on the ice, and I said to Mary, "He's gonn...

Curling
I don't mean to offend anyone here, especially the Scotts and Canadians, but could please somebody tell me how the courage and skill of the alpine skiers, the technique and grace of the skat...

INLINE DANCE - Canasta Tango & Swing Foxtrot - VIDEOS
http://www.geocities.com/eifsa_events//CdeP06_Danse.html COUPE DE PARIS 2006 Danse sur Patins en Ligne LES VIDEOS!: DANSES IMPOSEES CANASTA TANGO...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 2
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Off-Ice Training
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Injuries
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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 - Basic Skills
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