During our trip to Yosemite I got to go ice skating two times! It was pure joy for me. I was a bit wobbly at first, which I remembered from the last time I skated about 3 years ago. I started to feel a bit more comfortable after about 30 minutes or so, and attempted some jumps. After a couple of falls I actually landed a double salchow! I think it was a bit under-rotated and a barely saved landing, but I did it and the evidence is below.
I tried some spins too, they made me really dizzy. I'm not sure how I managed to do those in the middle of my program back in the day.
So, now I am secretly plotting a way to get back into skating. I feel a bit challenged, considering the closest rink is over the hill, and I already have so many other things going on. For now I may have to settle for watching it on television. On Sunday there was a special tribute to Peggy Fleming on NBC that was so much fun to watch. It was especially inspiring to me because it featured some older skaters that I remembered watching as a little girl. Here is video of Peggy Fleming's performance at the 1968 Nationals for your enjoyment :)