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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New boots, new blades

Breaking in new boots -
On Friday two weeks ago, I decided to mount my new blades on my new boots - Riedell 1500HLS and Gold Star blades. These have been sitting around for over a year now, as I just haven't been skating enough to warrant breaking a new pair of skates.

Now, 2 weeks later, they feel mostly comfortable (though the boots still feel very very snug). I managed to put in one hour in them, without any blisters.

However, having used Riedell Royals and Pattern99 blades for... over 8 years, this new combination is taking some getting used to. So, what is different?

This blade rocks!!! Literally. It has more rocker just under the picks, making it harder to control (is that why my feet ache?) but spins are wonderful once I got the sweet spot. However, the "instability" has messed with the timing for my jumps, and thrown my Axel for a loop (forgive the pun).

This blade rocks!!! Figuratively too. Jumps seem easier, spins are faster, and hey, I can now hold a backsit (and maybe I can finally get it lower). I suppose there's something to be said for high-level blades :-)

Well, I'm still in the process of getting used to it all, but I suspect I will soon be abandoning my old skates...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Singapore Audition for Cirque on Ice

Cirque on Ice is coming to Singapore in December, and they are looking for six female skaters to skate in the show! On Tuesday October 20, from 5 pm to 7 pm, the choreographer from Cirque on Ice will be in Singapore to see our local talent in action!

Skaters interested to audition have to register by FRIDAY October 16th.

Note that auditions are open to female skaters between 7 to 12 years of age. note that you must wear black leggings to the audition. You will be given a Cirque on Ice T-shirt to wear for the audition. You also will need to bring a passport-sized photo of yourself.

Link to form & information

Monday, October 12, 2009

Adult International Competitions 2010 - save the dates

The 12th Mountain Cup competition will be held 27-30 May 2010 in Villard-de-Lans, France.

The ISU adult competition will be held once more in Oberstdorf/Germany in the week before the Mountain Cup.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Velocity Ice Skating Challenge - save the date!

Velocity@Novena has invited four skating clubs—All Stars, Henry Park Primary School Ice Skating Club, IceSkating Association of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Tropical Blades Ice Skating club—to partner the shopping mall in organising The 2nd Annual Velocity Ice Skating Challenge.

The event will be produced as an interclub skating event, comprising a competition on November 28th and an exhibition on November 29th.

Save the date and stay tuned for details!

Friday, October 02, 2009