Please do browse all 4 sections below:
1) My personal skating videos and articles
2) General blogs I have written with skating content
3) My 2017 monthly blog series expanding on US Figure Skating’s “Get Up” Campaign
4) Videos I took that were used by the US Figure Skating “Adults Skate Too Tuesdays”
1) MY PERSONAL SKATING VIDEOS
NEW! I am the first featured athlete for the 2017 NC State Powerade Games running April – July! Link to cool article on the State Games website.
The professional 4 minute video from the Voya Financial “Retirement Champions” series about my figure skating journey.
NEW! Video of my Light Entertainment Program skated at the St. Patrick’s Day Competition in Wake Forest, NC on March 18, 2017
My exhibition program performed at the 2015 Dorothy Hamill Fantasy Adult Figure Skating Camp. Ughh – that was quite some time ago, I feel I am a lot better now.
2) BLOGS WITH SKATING CONTENT
Finding a New Passion at Age 59 – my journey begins!
Part 2 of my figure skating journey – It Takes a Village. Many people and groups have truly helped me grow in my figure skating adventure.
The Importance of Outstanding Coaches … in all aspects of life including figure skating.
A blog ranting about how people stereotype figure skating and some negativity around the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia
As a diversity consultant I featured seven outstanding role models in “Seven Fantastic Out Gay Men of Figure Skating.”
3) MY 2017 MONTHLY “GET UP” BLOG SERIES
The concept of US Figure Skating’s wonderful “Get Up” Campaign is the concept that life, like the ice, is hard, and after a fall we need to get up, grow from the experience and persevere. I am very pleased to be writing this monthly series on various aspects of “getting up.”
January: Introduction to the “Get Up” theme with figure skating examples
March: Getting Up after Career and Vocation Falls. Read these four short inspiration stories of how these people “got up” to move on after falls and troubles in their vocational lives.
April: Adult Figure Skaters – Inspirational Stories of “Getting Up” after illness and injury, Part 2. Please read these 5 very short personal recollections including some cool photos.
And I welcome other ideas from my readers!
4) MY VIDEOS USED IN “ADULTS SKATE TOO”
I am so thrilled that the US Figure Skating Committee asked me to make a few video interviews to be used for “Adults Skate Too” Tuesdays. What fun!
My own story of starting to skate at age 59.
A video of skating legend Richard Dwyer, Aka Mr. Debonair, who is still skating at age 81!
Our 2017 US Junior Silver Medalist Starr Andrews started skating after her mother Toshawa Andrews started as an adult. Video with both mother and daughter.
Multiple time US Medalist and Olympian Pairs Skater Mark Ladwig encourages us adults to skate!