Cross training refers to an activity, complementary to your main sport that helps to give your body a break from … Continue Reading What is Cross Training and Should I be doing it?
Stress is like spice. In the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull … Continue Reading Athlete’s Corner: Stress Management
Meet Elli Chow, a pre-preliminary figure skater who was introduced to the sport while she was living in Stravanger, Norway, … Continue Reading Interview: Local skater talks about watching the Olympics in Pyeongchang
As you advance in figure skating there will be several opportunities for you to flaunt your skills. Testing and competition … Continue Reading Practice dresses, testing dresses, competition dresses, oh my!
Athletes do not achieve success in a vacuum. You need only to look at the Kiss and Cry booth to … Continue Reading Find your community: Athletes and their support team
*Photo from Mirai’s fire Instagram account. Make sure you follow her! On February 11, 2018 Mirai Nagasu became the first … Continue Reading Why Mirai Nagasu is the Role Model You Didn’t Know You Needed
Olivia Jaschke is a 15 year old, junior level skater based in Houston Texas. She skates at the Memorial Figure … Continue Reading Interview with Olivia Jaschke
For years, sports psychologists have helped Olympians and elite athletes reach their potential through the powerful mental exercise of visualization. … Continue Reading The tool Olympians use for success could work for you…
When skaters are asked what kind of off-ice training they do the answers are frequently a combination of a stretch … Continue Reading Your off-ice training is missing something huge
To be honest, I wasn’t aware that Walmart sold figure skates, but I knew for a fact that their skates … Continue Reading Walmart sells cheaper skates than most skating shops. What’s the difference?
I’m going to take your questions one at a time. Let’s dive in! Foam rolling, or self myo-fascial release, is … Continue Reading Everyone is talking about foam rolling all of a sudden? What is it and do I need to be doing it?
At 14, Jordan Virata is a competitive figure skater at the Novice level based in Houston, Texas. She began skating … Continue Reading Interview with Jordan Virata
Looking for some last minute stocking stuffers for the skater in your life? Here are five great ideas that are … Continue Reading Help! Christmas/Hanukah is around the corner and I need a gift quick!
(Feature image: American Coach Frank Carroll and Evan Lysacek during practice at the 2007-2008 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating … Continue Reading How do I know if I’m ready for private lessons and if I am, how do I find a coach?
For most skaters warming up means taking a few laps around the rink then running a couple basic drills before … Continue Reading Unlocking your Athletic Potential: The Off-Ice Warm-Up
I can hear you protesting through the blog: I’m taking a towel to my blade after skating and all the … Continue Reading What do you mean I’m not drying my skates properly?