Gracie Gold: Lift Her Up Instead of Squashing Her Spirit

Gracie Gold: Lift Her Up Instead of Squashing Her Spirit

It makes me so sad to see the way in which the media has squashed the spirit of a beautiful skater like Gracie Gold. We know she has struggled this season to find her consistency in competition and joy in her skating but hasn’t that happened to all great...
Would you talk to YOUR BEST FRIEND like you talk to YOURSELF?

Would you talk to YOUR BEST FRIEND like you talk to YOURSELF?

Have you ever really thought about the way you talk to yourself?  If you are like most young athletes harsh words, puts downs, self-doubt, and judgement are just a few of the examples of language you use with yourself.  Can you imagine using this language with a...
5 Steps to Control Your Competition Nerves in 2017!

5 Steps to Control Your Competition Nerves in 2017!

I remember being a young skater and being so physically prepared for competition. I trained my body hard both on and off the ice.  The muscle memory was there but on the day of competition a force greater than me would take over….my nerves! When you fail to plan...