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The Pro Shop / Re: Arm and shoulder padding/protection
« Last post by Nikita on February 18, 2018, 09:55:49 PM »
Oops! I made a mistake.
I of course meant the ACA
CCA is a local group, around Washington DC. It does offer classes. Last I knew, they generally did take the rather conservative ACA-like approach to arm/shoulder safety, but it has been a very long time since I have been in the club.
Sorry for the mixup.

Thank you for the correction! I didn't notice the first time either!
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The Pro Shop / Re: New jacksons blade loose
« Last post by Loops on February 18, 2018, 09:01:53 AM »
 :o did "some kid" or the rink at least apologize, if not put out for new blades? Not sure how they could make good on a broken ankle, but an apology would be a start.
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The Pro Shop / Re: New jacksons blade loose
« Last post by ChristyRN on February 17, 2018, 08:56:42 PM »
Assuming the sharpening was done properly.  I've seen people sharpen with no blade jig.  If you're holding the boot and the blade's loose, it'll make one edge lower, or switch the edging, front-to-back.

"Some Kid" sharpened mine at the rink one time. I'd left them specifically for one person to sharpen and he didn't make it in. The kid offered, I said NO, he did it any way. Took my left outside edge off. I could tell something was wrong, but my coach told me it was all in my head. It was the left outside edge. You know, the one you're supposed to be on going into a scratch spin. I skidded off one day spinning and broke my ankle. After I made it back to the ice, I *made* my coach look at them, and she saw the missing edge. She felt so bad for pushing aside my concerns.
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by LunarSkater on February 17, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »
I have a preference for "Sharp Descent into Madness," although "Scythecapades" runs a close second.  ;D
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by ChristyRN on February 17, 2018, 08:31:14 PM »
I'm still taking "Blinding Rhinestones".
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by skategeek on February 17, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
Love it!  I think we need t-shirts.

Reminds me of the "accurate animal names" meme that made the rounds a while back.  (Stab kitty, danger rope, etc.)
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Parents/Coaches Archive / DD wants to join synchro team
« Last post by Newicemom2016 on February 17, 2018, 07:58:06 PM »
Hi
Thank you again in advance for the responses and advice, I really appreciate it !  She has made friends and wants to skate with them and join the synchro team.  She has her PMIF scheduled.  Her coach wants her to wait another year and become a better single skater, he claims that synchro takes away from that.  What do you guys think?  After the coach drama I am noticing she is not having as much fun as before.  I think being part of a team with girls she knows will make her have fun again.  I will still keep her in 2 or 3 privates and practice sessions like she has now.  Do you think it’s a good plan?
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The Pro Shop / Re: Arm and shoulder padding/protection
« Last post by Query on February 17, 2018, 06:34:53 PM »
I didn’t know about the arm safety information provided by CCA.

Oops! I made a mistake.

I of course meant the ACA

CCA is a local group, around Washington DC. It does offer classes. Last I knew, they generally did take the rather conservative ACA-like approach to arm/shoulder safety, but it has been a very long time since I have been in the club.

Sorry for the mixup.
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Rink Roundups / Re: Skating in southern South Korea
« Last post by sampaguita on February 17, 2018, 06:16:52 AM »
One theory seems to be that edges, power and speed can be improved at almost any stage of life, whereas it is possible that spinning and jumping are very difficult to master when you aren't quite young, as some of us have found. E.g., I think kids find it easier to learn to "feel" their center, and to feel when they aren't spinning around it, whereas those of us who didn't learn that young, may have largely lost the ability to learn to feel the center. Of course, I'm only saying that as someone has has never properly learned it. Likewise, the courage to jump may be much easier to gain when young.

Besides, let's face it: Spins and jumps are much more fun.  If you pushed most young kids to work too much on edges, power and speed, they would quit. :stars:

Yeah, I think you're right. Edges are in general quite boring unless you're dedicated to the sport.

Now for spins -- coach gave me the order to do stuff. Basically go around, straighten the leg, place the leg forward, and cross, making sure my posture is upright throughout. As for actually doing that, I have a long way to go haha. I'll let you know if I make any real significant progress worth posting hehehe
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Media Center / Re: Johnny & Tara not fun this event. Fewer replays.
« Last post by skategeek on February 16, 2018, 10:49:04 PM »
I've been streaming online (stream.nbcolympics.com)- you have to log in with your cable/subscription provider, but they show all the skating and there are different commentators who are much nicer to listen to.  Plus the "enhanced" feed has a sidebar with a second feed that either shows the coaches during a program, the training room, or the practice ice.  (Last night I spotted our local Olympic skater and my LTS coach at the practice rink.)
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