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Lori S Robertson

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Member since: Mar 01, 2012

I would like to build an online community of folks who participate in the sport of figure skating as adults at the recreational or competitive level as well as those who would like to start or return to the ice. I want it to be a place to exchange information, experiences and encouragement.

I'm a 50 year-old competitive figure skater, in the real world I am a part time Occupational Therapist and full time wife and mom.

I have been involved with figure skating pretty much all my life at a recreational level. Both my parents were involved at the recreational and club level too...they even met at a skating rink so I guess it was my destiny to skate.

My Skating Qualifications

Figures: 6th

Free Style: Junior Silver

Dance: Diamond (Canada), Gold Interpretive Dance, Gold (US)

Skills: Gold

Interpretive: Gold

Competitive Experience: Medals of all colors as well as a substantial number of last place finishes in over ten years of competing in local, provincial, national and international competitions.

I'm currently completing my Level 1 NCCP coaches certification.

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This article is the second in a series on motivation and inspirational tips for adult figure skaters. In the first article, I discussed strategies for dealing with this times where you can't seem to

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

Nothing brings out the little girl in us females more than the thought of a new figure skating dress. Yet, at the same time, nothing can scream more "bling-overkill" than a skating dress. There was a

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

Inspiration and Motivation - wherever do we adult figure skaters find these to keep going on the "meh"/"blah" or down days? You know, those days where you wonder if you've made any progress in the

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

In a previous article, I wrote about some of the difficulties in air travel with figure skates since 9/11. Recently several countries have changed their policies in regard to this. Based on feedback

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

Since 9/11, figure skates are now considered a hazardous item and have not been allowed as carry-on luggage on commercial air carriers. I'm not sure why. Usually, the only people that tend to get

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

Synchronized Skating Disclaimer: I in no way bear any malice towards synchronized skating or those who love it. I don't have any grudges nor was I ever in any way mistreated by any individual or

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

Figure skating injuries are a fact of life! No matter your age or the level you are at, gravity and/or physiology will catch up with you. Bruises and scrapes are fairly benign and be honest now,

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

In this article, I will explain how the new competitive figure skating judging system benefits adult figure skaters. I will also give brief overview on how it works.

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

In this article I will endeavor to explain my strange fascination with a jump in skating referred to as the axel. Yes, the only jump in skating that takes off from a forward direction does a 540 in

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

We all arrive as adult skaters via different paths. In this this article, we look at some of the reasons adult figure skating is growing in popularity. Although figure skating is usually thought of

Recreation & Sports> Figure Skating l 3 years ago

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