In 2005, my three very young children auditioned for a local Colorado Springs youth ice skating show directed by DeeDee Knierim. Cats On Ice was the first production that was a part of DeeDee Knierim’s Colorado Youth Theatre. Her own children helped with the production and that is when I got to know 17 year […]
Figure skaters have a very special and unusual life, but elite competitive figure skaters have an especially privileged life. We that began to skate when we were little kids and moved to the elite level and had a chance to compete nationally and/or internationally sometimes forget how fortunate we are. We had parents that sacrificed time […]
A certain writer who has written about figure skating since the early 1960s told me once that she used to have all her articles written in advance. She told me that the previous three years leading up to each US National Championships set the stage for the Nationals that served as the Olympic qualifier and who […]
If Ashley Wagner’s ankle was infected, why did US Figure Skating allow her to compete at Skate America 2017?
I don’t get it. Well, for my readers who don’t know what I “don’t get,” I don’t understand why Olympic figure skater and three-time US Ladies Figure Skating Champion Ashley Wagner competed at Skate America 2017 in Lake Placid at all. If you missed watching Skate America on television over the Thanksgiving weekend 2017, you […]
As I watched Skate America 2017 on television, I came to the conclusion that watching ice dancing seems to be much more enjoyable than watching the men’s freeskate event. Why? Well all the men’s freeskate event seemed to be was a quadruple jump competition and …quad falling equals “not fun to watch.” It was just so sad to see the […]