Black Ice & Moonlight
Took off from work early today, bundled up good & warm at home, and hiked down to the pond to skate. Smallish pond, ~ 250 m each way, but.... had it all to myself. Not another living soul ...

Colorado Springs ice rinks.
Hi all - I find I'm going to be spending a week in Colorado Springs with my daughter for synchro nationals and want to skate while I'm there. Midwestern adult sectionals are coming up and...

Pond Ice! At Last!
With the warm weather that we've had through December and most of January, had despaired of ever being able to enjoy outdoor skating this winter. But, pond at the end of our road has final...

Toe loop Musings (long and possibly boring!)
I had a lesson last night that focussed mostly on jumps (the spins were so awful we ditched them and decided to drill jumps). Having had quite a few weeks of practice missed here and t...

Ice Rink Oens on sunday
By all accounts the new Altrincham Ice Dome will open its doors on Sunday 28 January! At last a replacement rink has been built (some three years after the last one closed). ...

re: Ice print for outside mohawk
The diagram of the outside mohawk in the USFSA Eight-Step Mohawk pattern shows the tracings crossing: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=316 (Click on Silver 1 i...

Ice print for outside mohawk
I've been learning an outside mohawk. For the inside mohawk, I've been told that ideally you'll leaving an "X" shaped print on the ice, with one arm being the entering FI edge ...

Video of Harris Tango
Hi My partner and I are learning the Harris Tango. I lots of fun, but challenging. I've had lots of falls trying to get the swing mohawk right. I'm trying to find a vid...

Fight Instruction
So, got up my nerve to ask Coach Christine if she would teach me Waltz Jump. She was surprised that I asked, but, said she'd give it a try. Started me on 2 foot spins & bunny hops. Not clear...

Aerial pictures
Not a Google Maps link, but I thought people might be interested (the hi-res Google images still stop five miles too far east). This is my home rink of Oxford. http://local.live...

An ice rink near death
The San Jose Mercury-Pravda printed the following story regarding the impending closing of Iceland in Berkeley: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/16510531....

Test/Competion
So I failed the solo dutch waltz and canista for the third time this weekend. I passed these dances years ago with a partner and I swear I did not skate them as well back then as I did this...

Swing dance
I took and passed the Swing Dance late last night, completing my Pre-bronze dances. I was the least nervous Iıve been yet, and Iım not sure just why, but there were various things I did to t...

Long Reach skates, J A Whelpley, and tour skating in 1860
I have found some vague references to tour skating on the bays (Long Reach and Kennebecasis Bay) of the lower Saint John River in New Brunswick in the 1800s. Apparently, skating long...

All good things ...
Looks like we are about to lose our ice rink to a silly issue. We have a gravel parking lot. Cars park fine there all the time. There is no problem with parking at all. City thinks it <...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 2
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Injuries
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Off-Ice Training
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Basic Skills
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Index
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server better?
Anyone else suddenly notice that the server is better, i.e. hanging onto messages for more than 10 minutes? Lyle

Not Qualified for Flight Status
Started taking lessons from Coach Leona's daughter, Christine (Leona is on holiday in Florida for the Winter). Thought I might be able to persuade Christine to teach me at least a waltz jump...

Pre-Preliminary Test
Can you tell me what is required to pass the pre-preliminary test? My daughter is in Freestyle 4

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carving an arc
Im newto ice skating but doing well.How does one carve a nice arc on one skate. I have been told to bring my outside shoulder forward as that is what makes the skates curve, its not necessar...

Interesting ice dancing style
New skater here .. to me. She bounces her progressives and her overall speed is much higher than I've seen before. Very pretty style. I think my coach had started me doing some of that,...

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