Learn to Skate Open House: Sept. 9th 10am-Noon
We will be having a open house for our learn to skate program on the 9th of September. If you are interested in registering this is a good time to find out more about the program. Come try a free lesson and meet the instructors.
Tiger Challenge: collegiate skating competition Nov. 4th & 5th 2017
I Love Halloween. With a variety of vampire costumes, Curella DeVille, Olive Oyle, fairy, Ghost Rider's girlfriend, I was given the opportunity to expand my repertoire onto the ice as Mrs. Claus then my favorite as Olaf.
How did I get here from competitive swimmer, teacher and swim coach by 18. It only made sense to become a physical education major while attending Northern Michigan University in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Never a class after 1 pm because I literally sold my blood to have a season's pass. Skiing in blue jeans was the style. Living in or visiting a place like Colorado was a pipe dream.
But wait, I didn't become a teacher but a civil servant in Ohio. Great place for a job but not a great place to retire. I had a midlife crisis and started figure skating lessons, a secret desire since watching Peggy Fleming on TV competing in the Olympics. A passion quickly turned into an addiction despite having no natural talent.
I have participated in nearly every sport from judo to skydiving. My biggest sports challenge ever still to this day is figure skating, an endless number of skills to learn. I have surpassed my expectations and continue to learn. I met my coach at Honnen and she has been able to work around my physical limitation and became a friend. Call me a rink rat or skate junkie, but Honnen is the friendliest rink in town with best ice. You never know who you will meet here.