Friday, August 30, 2013

Decided on the backround image!

So, after much consideration, I decided to go with the original image. Thank you all for helping with the decision!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Warm-up tutorial

So I just got back from skating, and I figured I would do a video on a basic On-Ice warm up. I decided not to do too much of a written tutorial because it's kind of hard to explain, so the written one is less detailed than the video.

First, before you put on your skates, roll and stretch both of your ankles. Next, when you're on the ice, do a lap in each direction. When you're done with that, go to the boards and stretch your thighs, hips, and hamstrings most importantly (Exact stretches show on video). After you're done stretching (hold each stretch for 10 seconds at least), start with some basic footwork like edges and three turns, then basic jumps (Waltz jump, Salchow, etc.) and basic spins (one foot spin, scratch spin, back spin, etc.).

You should be fully warmed up! For cool down, I don't usually stretch (even though I probably should), but I do a couple slow laps around the ice.

Video link:

My life on ice: Warm up tutorial

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of skating!

 So yesterday was my first day of skating since June! Very fun, but I was so out of practice! I missed the first week of skating because I was out of town, so everyone else was already warmed up and doing doubles and stuff and I felt so left behind! I went into skating in the morning from 12:00 -1:45, stayed at the rink for 2 hours while hockey practice was going on, then skated from 4:15 - 5:15 at OFS.

    It was a better practice at OFS because I was already warmed up, but it still wasn't great. I pretty much went through all the half jumps and singles (didn't try axel), and some simple spins. The only thing I practiced that I hadn't completely gotten down the previous year was layback spin.

I'll tell you one thing, though, I am VERY sore, especially in my thighs and lower back. I'm giving my muscles a day of rest today, then skating again tomorrow.

Link to new My life on Ice video:

My life on ice: Just started skating in the new season!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Skating bag must-have list

So, for the new year, I decided to splurge and buy a brand-spanking-new Zuca. So, since my old bag was so small, I had to buy some stuff to fill the many pockets of the new bag. In this post I'll include a skating bag must-have list.

1. Guards - Everyone needs a pair of these! If you have enough room, it's even good to include a spare set. (You can buy them here)
2. Soakers - Just as important as guards. You don't want your blades to rust! (Buy them here!)
3. Gloves - Even if you never fall (doubtful, haha), your finger's will get very cold without these. Spares are a must here, too! (Buy gloves at any Walmart or here)
4. Hat - Even if you're at a higher level and don't get cold as much (it's happening to me more and more), a hat is a must-have if you're having an off day. (You can buy a great one here!)
5. Old tights - Everybody who has ever performed has a pair of old, ripped tights! Keep 'em in case you ever want to practice in a dress!
6. Extra headbands, barrets, hair tie's, etc. - Never know when you'll need one! (Buy good headbands here)
7. Little Phillip's screwdriver - Never know when a screw will come loose!(One your skate, that is) (Buy one at any Walmart!)
8. Padding! - This is a must-have for every skater, especially if you're doing more advanced jumps. (Buy the shorts here, or for something cheaper, stuff your pants with sponges)

Well, that's it for now! If you think of anything, comment!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My life on ice webshow: Getting ready for the new season!

My life on ice: Getting ready for the new season!

Not much happens in this episode, I pretty much just talk about changes to my rink and club, and this blog! Still, check it out if you want, and remember to leave plenty of comments!!

Need advice on Blog template!

Okay, so I just created this blog and I'm trying to customize it a little more! I'm considering changing the background, what do you think of this:

Leave a comment, or participate in the poll!!


Hey, guys! I'm creating this blog in addition to my webshow on youtube
(First episode:

I don't know why I'm doing this, I guess just for fun, and to offer skaters like me something to read!

About me:

I'm a teenager, and I live in a small town with a small rink (unfortunately, because the rink closes every summer). Right now, I'm only at Pre-Preliminary level because the first time I've ever tested was last year. However, the highest jump I'm consistent at right now is Axel, and I'm working on my Double Salchow and Double toe loop. The spins I'm working on: Layback, Cannonball, and once I tried flying camel (shh, don't tell my coach!).

If anyone needs me to post any tutorials or give any advice, just leave a comment, I'd be happy to!

Well, that's about it! Be sure to check out my webshow, too. My Youtube name is anniepeace10.