markers for the ice
Is there a special kind of magic marker that coaches use to draw on the ice? Will any old marker do? I'd like to make some ticks for guidence when practicing waltz 8s - I'm really going al...

Anyone going to Oberstdorf?
An international skating competition is being held in Germany this year sponsored by the ISU. The website can be found here: http://www.oberstdorf-sport.de/index.shtml?adultcompetitio...

Spit, Glue, Bailing Wire, Chewing Gum....
....liberally applied, and, much battered old Royals are back on the ice. Glue joint between sole and upper won't win any prizes for beauty, but, it is, er, "holding body and sole together!"...

Skating omen
I drove to Columbus to skate yesterday. I felt optimistic on the drive up to Columbus, but this sight met me in the rink parking lot when I got out of the car... http://tinyurl....

Rolling edge stroking
We were introduced to this more advanced stroking method last week, and it is UK test move. Each stroke is started FO and swaps to FI, but trying to keep everything running pretty straight,...

new blades
Got new Coronation Aces fitted on my old boots the other day (to replace the old CAs that were used up). It took maybe 15 or 20 minutes on the ice to feel comfortable with them, and then I ...

Getting Fitted for New Boots
Dropped by Cooke's yesterday, looking for new boots (and getting old ones repaired). Mike & Scott took a look at old boots, and believe they can be repaired well enough to skate on. I'll see...

Excellent article about skating in the Netherlands!
Picking at the Dutch soul: <http://www.travelintelligence.net/wsd/articles/art_495.html> Enjoy!

Need a date look here.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format --=_NextPart_2rfkindysadvnqw3nerasdf Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Get all the hots ...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1
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***Sigh*** Time for New Boots!
Been getting a bit of "shimmy" on right side blade, doing glides & spirals, as if blade weren't braced quite solidly to boot. Last night, at SCOB rink, took a careful look at boot.... and fo...

Skating Backwards
I'd love to hear if anyone has any tips/tricks--mental or physical--for getting comfortable skating backward on one foot. Forward is easy--gliding, edges--but backward is eluding me. Than...

Jump Spin Skate
Thanks Johns for the links to Natalie B. in the train station. How awesome is that? I was also wondering if anyone has tried the Jump Spin Skate? It is an entry level inline with a toe stop....

backward outside 3turn question
I was experimenting with backward outside 3turns on two feet. I started backward counterclockwise, wound my arms and shoulders tightly counterclockwise (facing outside of the circle), and...

Welcome to rec.sport.skating.*
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Where can I find USFSA Tests?
Hi I would like to compare the South African Figure Skating tests to the USFSA tests. I have looked hard for the USFSA tests on http://www.usfigureskating.org/, and have done lots...

mohawk jump?
While watching Toller Cranston's Strawberry Ice, I noticed he does this small jump several times that looks like an FO mohawk with a sort of split. So it appears he is on an FO edge then he...

Serious Boot Bling!
Heard from my old skating buddy, 'T' the other day. Poor gal is in very poor health, but, still skating, as best she can. She had a spare pair of boots, and decided she wanted to decor...

Old boots in the sun
My PicFrames were mounted on a pair of fairly stiff boots that started to hurt. So I remounted them on my oldest pair of Riedell Goldstars which were really broken in after 10 years of...

OT: Mom's Blog
Bunch of Moms on the internet decided to keep an eye on what their young daughters are posting on web sites like MySpace.com. One Mom was warned by another Mom to go and check her daughters...

found: squat sit spin
Part 2 of the sit spin block saga is - how I got it back yesterday. This is hard to explain. The key seems to be in the adductors of the skating leg (the muscles that pull your leg in to...

For the Euroids
Benoit Sokal's new game, Paradise, is in the stores. I was never an adventure gamer until he created the games, Syberia and Syberia 2. Wife and I did both of those games together ... since t...

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