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...
Using Gratitude to stay Positive

Using Gratitude to stay Positive

The time away from your sport is starting to feel long. Your city may have begun the process of phasing into reopening arenas but this is still going to take awhile before you can resume your normal routine. Keeping a positive mindset during this extended period is...
Building Unshakeable Confidence away from the Ice

Building Unshakeable Confidence away from the Ice

During this challenging, uncertain time it is so important to focus on ways you can build unshakeable confidence away from the ice. You may already be experiencing a dip in your confidence, questioning whether you will be able to execute the challenging elements you...