The Interlake Regionals are an annual competition that debuted in 1975. After researching the archives, I learned the Arborg Skating Club attended the Interlake Regionals prior to 1989, attending in the late-70s and early-80s.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~When I skated, January meant one thing: the Interlake Regionals. After a brief hiatus, the Arborg Skating Club attended the 1989 Interlake … Continue reading An Interlake Regional Memory – A Golden Figure Skating Moment
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Reviving Phantom of the Opera at Stony on Ice – It’s Competition Time
It's the 2019 Stony on Ice Competition weekend! This year, I'll win two medals. When you're an individual entry in one category, and one of three skaters in another category, you can say this without sounding overly confident. A member of the Stony on Ice committee emailed to let me know I was the lone competitor … Continue reading Reviving Phantom of the Opera at Stony on Ice – It’s Competition Time
From Eight to Sixteen – The Story of a Synchronized Skating Team
Synchro skating isn't about medals. It's about the memories. Medals are a bonus though. During the Arborg Skating Club's 1988/1989 season, our coach produced three successful synchronized (precision) skating teams. I was on the eight-member senior team, winning two silver medal. Two competitions, two silver medals. Not too shabby. We won our second silver medal … Continue reading From Eight to Sixteen – The Story of a Synchronized Skating Team
Spandex, Spangles and a Seam Ripper – My Homespun Costumes
Today, I saw a post on Facebook: "Do you remember when mom would make your clothes?" I chimed in: "Clothing and skating dresses." Thanks, mom, for the memories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Anyone who understands figure skating knows it's an expensive sport. There’s professional skates. Blades your local sport shop can't sharpen. Hours of ice time. Coaching. Travel. … Continue reading Spandex, Spangles and a Seam Ripper – My Homespun Costumes
Stony on Ice – Dissecting the Aftermath of Inner Demons
What a difference a year makes. Today's one year since I won the gold medal in Adult Intro Interpretive at Stony on Ice. My first competition in 22 years. This year's competition on March 26, 2017 didn't go so well. I flip-flopped for months between Sam Smith's "Latch" or Sam Tsui and Max Schneider's "Demons." "Demons" won. … Continue reading Stony on Ice – Dissecting the Aftermath of Inner Demons
Dusting Off Memories Of A Synchro Competition – A Throwback Thursday
It seems like yesterday. But it was 27 years ago. I'll let that soak in for a moment. The 1990 Interlake Regional *Precision Competition at the Stonewall arena. I remember the weirdest parts of that afternoon. Eating pizza buns at a teammate's house. Her mom driving my teammate (her daughter), my sister, and me to the … Continue reading Dusting Off Memories Of A Synchro Competition – A Throwback Thursday
A Recap of a Golden Moment – Why I Thanked My Fellow Competitor
I hugged the silver medallist yesterday at the Stony Mountain on Ice Competition. Before the gold medal was strung around my neck, I embraced my competitor and said, “Thank you.” Those words probably left her baffled. In 1989, I won the Interlake Interpretive Competition. Music was chosen by the host committee – in this case … Continue reading A Recap of a Golden Moment – Why I Thanked My Fellow Competitor
An Exciting Day – Stony on Ice
Thanks for all your messages of congratulations! Obviously, today was exciting. Anytime you stand on top of the podium, it's exciting. And makes for a tiring evening. More to come tomorrow since a lot happened at the competition.
Stony Mountain on Ice – Let’s Give it a Try!
Tomorrow, I’m coming out of retirement. My epileptologist cleared me to compete in Stony Mountain on Ice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIhQuCugJlY Twenty-five years ago, I competed in my first Stony, and I won silver. In 1993, I added another silver. The next year, I tried for another medal, but I placed fourth in Juvenile freeskate after falling very … Continue reading Stony Mountain on Ice – Let’s Give it a Try!