May 16, 2018

AIST skaters brought home 1st place for their first ever team production number, the sportsmanship trophy, and dozens of individual performance medals. We are so proud of each of them ! Their hard work and preparation really paid off :)

September 13, 2017

Maybe you’ve just recently started group or private skating lessons, or perhaps you have been skating long enough to have witnessed the excitement of ice shows. The rehearsals, the costumes, the big day….should you participate? Yes! Every skater should experience at le...

April 12, 2017

From the moment you or your child catches the 'skating bug' you'll have skates on the brain. I recommend completing at least one session of learn to skate first, once you register for the next one or if you want to begin private lessons, having your own skates is the n...

March 29, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS! You've signed up for a recreational ice skating competition! Maybe it's your first, or perhaps you've done several, either way competitions have away of bringing out the nerves. Remember that your coach is always available for questions and will offer...

March 27, 2017

Today’s post isn’t directly about skating. Those of you who skate at Cleland know that the rink has been going through some major changes over the last year or so. At times it’s been interesting and at times frustrating. In the midst of change our figure skating progra...

March 19, 2017

I get asked this question a lot! It depends a little bit on who you are and what you're doing at the rink. For a child beginning lessons I recommend layers of athletic style clothing.Thick leggings (consider tights underneath) sweat pants, jogging pants, or hockey pant...

February 20, 2017

This weekend I was delighted to be able to attend a seminar with Olympic Silver Medalist, Paul Wylie, hosted by the Central Carolina Skating Club in Hillsboro, NC. I attended the adult skater portion and it was joy to be in the company of so many adult skaters at once,...

February 5, 2017

Skaters often get bored with working on the fundamentals, and I get it - I do. You've already learned this stuff and practiced it hundreds of times, you want to focus on learning new exciting skills. A few thoughts on the subject from a coach perspective, first of all...

February 3, 2017

Choosing skating music can be a stressful endeavor and there are many factors must be considered:

1. Skater's age and ability

2. Skater's personality

3. The event - competition; spotlight; show; artistic; test

4. Ability to be edited to the right length of time

Some skating...

February 3, 2017

Independent practice is an issue I get asked about frequently. Whether or not a skater needs independent practice time is without question, yes! For all skaters, yes! Skating is a challenging and complex sport to say the least. Only being on the ice for your lessons wi...

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