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Offline hopskipjump

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What are your favorite skating blogs?
« on: June 15, 2011, 12:16:23 PM »
I like xanboni! I have a kid skating, it solves hidden mysteries and puts things into a more clear perspective.  Plus I am usually laughing seeing myself as one of her parents.

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 12:20:27 PM »
I like xan-boni a lot.

I used to really enjoy Ice Mom, but slightly less so after she changed over her site, the redesign made the "feel" really different.  Now she hasn't posted in a very long time. I wonder whether her daughter stopped skating.

Among adult skaters, I am of course partial to my journal :)
I really liked skatejournal.com  but she seems to have stopped skating (has YEARS of archive though)
I also like stephaniesspin.wordpress.com

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 12:38:46 PM »
I noticed when icemom changed sites it felt less warm and fuzzy.

Oh forgot http://rinkside-blog.blogspot.com/ It is fun to read but I get confused because I feel like I read the topics here and then see her blog and they tend to have similar topics going on, it's probably just because it's the same subject! ;D

I like your blog - I never ever add up comp fees.  it's MUCH easier to think of it over the course of time, not on just the one day.   :sweat

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 12:42:42 PM »
The rinkside author is one of our main contributors, so she probably comments on or introduces the topics on both sites.
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 12:52:33 PM »
That is super cool!  My daughter loves her video's on youtube.

Adding...I've read a lot of blogs turned into books and wouldn't be surprised to see her solicited for a book based on it.

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 02:54:43 PM »
I like Ice Pact.  I follow her on twitter too.

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 05:30:45 PM »
I like Ice Pact.  I follow her on twitter too.

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Coach Needs-More-Vodka hadn't passed her either.


ROFLOL!  Too funny.
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 08:21:38 PM »
I am convicted of quoting Xanboni to no end, ha.

Why me, St. Lidwina may be a very fun read for new skating parents.

Same feeling about ice mom: it's very different after the design change. And the website does not open at the moment either...

Not a blog, but the archive of our forum is always a wonderful read.

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 10:06:11 PM »

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Coach Needs-More-Vodka hadn't passed her either.

ROFLOL!  Too funny.

Right?  I'm dying to ask her which one that is.  :D

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 11:43:34 PM »
Oh forgot http://rinkside-blog.blogspot.com/

Her youtube vids are so helpful! Did not realize there is a blog too.
Thank you hopskipjump for starting this thread!

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 11:14:19 AM »
Cross-posting from another thread
Xanboni! and Why me, St. Lidwina started a weekly #skatemoms chat on Twitter, which sounds like a lot of fun :)
http://xan-boni.blogspot.com/2011/07/skatemoms-chat.html

searchhash.com can show the latest chat in its entirety, but participating is always better than lurking!

I also like the new blog naked ice on elite skating.

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 09:59:59 AM »
I really liked skatejournal.com  but she seems to have stopped skating (has YEARS of archive though)
Kay changed careers, so I think she did stop coaching and skating.  She was a great resource for technical information and her archives are awesome.

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I just found that blog by accident - it's good!
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011, 09:06:20 AM »
I just found this blog
http://icemusings.blogspot.com/
It goes over every skater in every competition and comments on their scores. If you don't get a chance to watch a particular skater you can get a run down of how they did in their competition. I don't know how accurate it is, but it's certainly more informative than the ex-olympians who chatter on and don't know the new judging system as well as they should.

I also like http://icedoesntcare.blogspot.com. (Warning: shameless self promotion)
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2011, 10:28:23 AM »
I also like http://icedoesntcare.blogspot.com. (Warning: shameless self promotion)

Oh oh oh I like it. Where were you hiding last month?

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2011, 05:48:11 PM »
Oh oh oh I like it. Where were you hiding last month?

(start Elvis voice) Thnkyu, thnkyu very much (stop Elvis voice)

I just started it last week. I'm channelling all the creative energy I'm not using at work.
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2011, 10:28:52 PM »
"I'm a fragile and delicate flower I need a little slack."

I need this on a plaque at work.  Totally made me laugh out loud!


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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2011, 11:05:52 PM »
"I'm a fragile and delicate flower I need a little slack."

I need this on a plaque at work.  Totally made me laugh out loud!



Haha Little Prince vibe!

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2011, 04:19:33 PM »
This is a nice blog for newbies and their parents - not too technical, very practical and focused on staying within your budget.

http://figureskating-howto.blogspot.com/
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2011, 09:51:29 AM »
Don't forget Gordon Sk8ter Boi's blog! It is a "classic" of skating blogs.

http://sk8rboi.blogspot.com/


Also, ahem, I have a blog. I'm ashamed to admit I haven't updated it since March, right about the time I found out I was moving.

http://adulterskate.blogspot.com/

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2012, 08:59:37 PM »
This one is my favorite...can't beat "one shot of figure skating, two shots of snark"!

http://rinksidecafe.wordpress.com/
If you're not falling, you're not working hard enough...

http://hydroblading.blogspot.com/

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 12:57:45 PM »
It's still new, but this blog is pretty promising:

http://momscanskate.blogspot.com/
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2012, 09:43:10 PM »
Not updated in a while, but very interesting, especially the posts on dress design and stoning.

http://figureskating-howto.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2012, 01:37:27 AM »
I was looking for wacky skating photos and found that this blog has them all cataloged, with a very funny narrative:

http://mrzamboniman.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html
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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 10:20:15 PM »
Oh oh Jennifer Kirk is back!  http://www.jenniferkirk.com/

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Re: What are your favorite skating blogs?
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2012, 02:07:44 PM »
This is a twitter feed with a lot of industry-news snippets about rink openings and closings, as well as some figure skating news. 

https://twitter.com/#!/iceskating

(The Twitter info says that the account is run by the site www.iceskatingworld.com)
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