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The 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championship Was an Amazing Experience!

#WorldFigureChampionship WorldFigureSport.org #WorldFigureSport #VailLive I just returned from Vail, Colorado, the site of the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships and Festival.  I expected to have a great time, but to sum things up, being at this particular event was truly an amazing experience! There is something magical that happens when people who love figure skating […]

Parents of Figure Skaters Have to Adjust to Life Without Skating When a Child Retires From the Sport

An article on icenetwork that was published in 2016  by Sarah Brannen called  What’s next? Skaters detail coping with retirement – End of career can leave void after years devoted to training, competing recently appeared on my Facebook newsfeed.   The article includes statements from former elite figure skaters such as 2010 Olympian and US National Ladies […]

The Presidential Inauguration Reminded Me of Changing Figure Skating Coaches!

  As I watched former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, and other former presidents and their wives and families politely sit together when President Trump was inaugurated, I couldn’t help but think about the similarities of figure skating and politics!  I know my “crazy thoughts” might get my readers wondering what in the world […]
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