Preliminary Moves in the Field

So, I haven’t posted about my adult skating for a while. Guess it’s time for an update. πŸ™‚

The last time I wrote about my skating, I had passed my first USFSA tests: Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field and Pre-Preliminary Freestyle. I took those tests in October 2015. Last month, I started my second round of tests, passing Preliminary Moves in the Field on February 24. Continue reading “Preliminary Moves in the Field”


Back on the Ice

So, I got back on the ice today, for the first time in almost 7 months.

First steps
First steps

The last time I skated was April 26. I was in a group lesson when I fell on a spin and broke my wrist. Ouch. It was the first time I’d broken a bone since I was 2. I had surgery on May 5, and I’ve been off the ice since. First I was in a plaster cast, then a soft splint, then I was doing occupational therapy.

For practical reasons, I hadn’t planned on starting back until January. But I missed skating. And then I found out my daughters’ skating class is having a family skate day on Sunday. I didn’t want to do that without having skated beforehand . . . So, I went to the rink today.

Me at the rink
Me at the rink

I was nervous to get back on the ice. Yet at the same time, I couldn’t wait! At first, my body didn’t really want to cooperate. My hamstrings and lower back were saying, β€œWait a minute, what are we doing back out here?” But I kept going, and gradually the muscles started to loosen up.

I did forward crossovers and back crossovers and mohawks and three-turns. Even practiced my pivot a little. Toward the end, I got brave and did a hop or two. πŸ™‚ It’s going to be a while before I try any jumps or spins, and I’m nervous about falling. Really nervous.

But you know what? I already can’t wait to go back.