This was the first post I wrote for my other blog, Skating Scene in 2010 I loved my synchro days, formerly called precision, plus the added bonus of the medals. This is one of my favourite posts. I mean, "Antics on Ice" is gold. Even though that season was silver.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our Ice Revue during the … Continue reading Silver Blades and Hot Pink Bow Ties – The Mighty Synchro Team of Eight
Tag: Figure Skating
An Interlake Regional Memory – A Golden Figure Skating Moment
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
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
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
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!
I’d Rather Be Skating – But Here We Are
Twelve days before Stony Mountain on Ice. My first figure skating competition in 25 years. And here I am. Sitting in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Watching my brainwaves on the screen in front of me. With picture-in-picture, 24/7 video surveillance. Gazing at pigeons out my window. What is Winnipeg feeding them? They’re frickin’ huge! Cemented … Continue reading I’d Rather Be Skating – But Here We Are