Measuring Motivation:  Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

Measuring Motivation: Staying Motivated during a Pandemic

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, you may be struggling with the uncertainty and change. For many of the athletes I work with, the pandemic has taken away the external motivators that pushed them in practice. They were forced to leave their normal competitive...
Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

Keeping your Competitive Edge without Competition

How long has it been since you competed? I know for most it has been at least 6-8 months. I am sure this is the longest you have ever gone without feeling the nerves and pressure of competing. Like anything you haven’t tried in awhile, it may seem scary to think about...
Finding a Healthy Balance in Sport and Life

Finding a Healthy Balance in Sport and Life

I was so disheartened to hear of the sudden passing of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya. I believe it shook me and the rest of the skating community to the core. She could be anyone of us, trying to navigate the transition away from the sport. Fearing the unknown and what...
Getting Back on the Ice: This is Playtime!

Getting Back on the Ice: This is Playtime!

Last week I listened in on the livestream Skate Ontario provided for Return to Play. Tracy Wilson was one of the high performance coaches featured. I was happy to watch and listen as she made suggestions to the skaters. One of the many pieces of wisdom she shared...