Monday, January 11, 2016

A Mom, Housewife and Figure Skater? Oh, My!

A few months ago I decided to pick up some figure skates and start figure skating again. Honestly the first day I put those skates on it was HARD. I still felt like that young 14 year old girl with those skates on and thought I would have no problem and would just take off skating. Wrong! My legs were wobbly, weak and I could not believe how challenging it had become.

Skating was one of my passions as a youth. I had a dream to become a famous figure skater, but as a child I didn't have the opportunity to follow that dream. My life as a figure skater ended on the public outdoor rink one Winter. Life went on and I didn't put on a pair of figure skates until November, 2015, over 30 years later.

I purchased a $4.99 pair from a thrift store and tried my skill at the local indoor ice arena. It wasn't long until I figured out that this was going to take some..ok..a lot of work. I researched some "better" skates and purchased those. I have been regularly skating at the rink and I am up to one foot spins as of two days ago. It's a lot of fun. Figure skating is a life long sport. A have met a few ladies at our local rink and are aged 54 to 71. They are out there jumping and spinning. Age is just a number.

I remember watching movies with Sonja Henie (1912-1969). She was a Hollywood Starlet from the 1930's - 1950's. She made movies showcasing her figure skating talent such as "One in a Million" in 1936 and "Iceland" in 1942 as well as "It's a pleasure" in 1945. I watch her dance, flow and jump across the ice with such ease. I see her vintage skates and wonder how she did it without killing herself on the ice. They don't make starlet's like her anymore. She was so talented in such a unique way. Old Hollywood had it right!!

Sonja Henie (1912-1969)

Thanks for Reading!
Happy Housewifing!


  1. Hello! So glad to see a post from you in my feed. Kudos to you for being brave enough to try figure skating again! I love to ice skate but I don't like the falling down part! LOL

    Mrs. Myra

    1. Hello, Mrs. Myra!

      Thank you for your comment. I don't know if it's brave or crazy. I have fallen quite a bit. It's just not the same falling over and over on the ice at my age. Ouch! I guess I will keep trying until I can't get up. lol

      Mrs. Jenn

  2. I love that you have picked this back up! I used to figure skate as a child, and did it briefly and very casually during free skate at a local mall when I lived in Portland. And like you, snagged skates for super cheap at a thrift store.

    I hope you have fun!