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Archive for February, 2007

Figure Skating History: Compulsory Figures

As I've mentioned before, I teach an adult figure skating class once a week. Every now and then I try to get my students to do compulsory figure exercises. Many of them have never heard about compulsory figures and don't see the point in doing them. In case, dear reader, you also haven't heard much [...]

Top 3 Reasons Not to Let Your Daughters be Pairs Skaters

These videos are not for the faint of heart, even for an ex-pairs skater like myself:

Oh the Cheese!

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I enjoy pretty much everything about figure skating–the melding of art and sport, the pursuit for perfection, and the venue it provides for self expression. There is one thing though that I just can't endorse, the cheese. No wonder skating has the goofy reputation it does. These two [...]