Tag Archives: Mohawk Turn

Chain, Chain, Chain

I remember, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, when I could not do Mohawk Turns.  I smile indulgently when I think of those times.  My poor timid Former Self.  I called the Mohawk my nemesis and … Continue reading

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All Zen and Stuff

Had a good practice yesterday. When I got there, there were four of us on the rink, all working on figures in silence. There was something beautiful about each of us tracing our own small circles on the rink with … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple, Skater

Big D, the Best Coach Ever, has given me specific items to work on before class on Saturday.  Skating backwards on one foot, one-foot Mohawks, shifting from an inside to outside edge and figure push-offs. Does it sound like a … Continue reading

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Mad Skillz

I had a long practice on Thursday and class today.  Thursday’s revelation was my Mohawk Turn.  I was working on my figure, especially pushing off onto on outside edge (you remember what that is, right?) .  Can I just say … Continue reading

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Practice Makes…

At practice yesterday, I worked a lot on baby steps.  These are things I need to learn to do, just so I can then learn to do the things I actually want to do. Until I learn to skate comfortably … Continue reading

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In Which Cheating Is A Very Good Thing

As devoted readers of this blog will know, skating backwards and Mohawk turns are two of my biggest challenges.  And anyone who has ever worked in the academic field knows “biggest challenge” means “something I suck at,” so you can … Continue reading

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So Graceful

I am so pleased to show you this waltz performance sent to me by the talented and thoughtful Reader of Red and longtime artistic roller skater, Rick.  The video was taken by the husband of Rick’s skate partner, Joan, so … Continue reading

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