precision figure skating is heaven on earth!
welcome to the one true sport: precision figure skating!
if you haven't heard of precision figure skating, it's about time you did!
precision involves a team of 12-24 skaters, performing intricate footwork in formations, all to music! it's quite the amazing sport!**
i skated with the lake minnetonka windjammers (minnetonka, mn) during the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 seasons. i began skating with the fsc of minneapolis senior team, the minneapplettes (minneapolis, mn) during the 1997-1998 season, and i plan to skate there again next season. my last season. =(
*congratulations to the minneapolis teams that competed in san diego march 11-14 at the united states precision championships! * THE MINNEAPPLE CORPS ARE THE 1998 UNITED STATES ADULT OPEN PRECISION FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONS! way to go! * minneapplettes skated a beautiful long program, although we were struck by a kiss-of-death skating order- we skated second. we ended up ninth. we had a great time, though, despite complications with plane rides! thanks for a fantastic first season!
*congratulations to the sailorettes (intermediate) for making gold round at mids! what a step up! *congratulations to the mini-mates (juvie) for your excellent finish in silver. *mini-mates have won two first place awards so far this year- at duluth and cottage grove- way 2 go! *shannon gilbertson is the world's coolest chick. way to go on your two gold medals in eau claire! * eat bagels!* i loved the lmfsc show this year. i'm so sad i wasn't in it...
*congratulations to my friend sally-anne's team, the wisconsin edge, for winning the bronze medal in the intermediate divison. * congratulations to micaela's team, the novice braemarettes, for placing fifth at nats. and congrats to the bramarettes- they will be representing the USA at the snowflake international competition in rhode island next season. * congratulations to melissa's team, the rocky mountain dynamite, for their great skating in san diego! melissa will also be moving in july to finland to skate with a team there... i'm so jealous.
this page will be updated regularly!
ten good reasons why precision is the one true sport!
- it requires teamwork
- four minute, thirty second programs- that's straight skating the average football play lasts, what? a minute?
- 24 skaters x 2 blades and 10 fingers = 48 blades and 240 vulnerable fingers (and they say hockey is dangerous)
- blood, sweat, and tears. . .
- music, costumes, and glory
- you don't see precision skaters getting multi million dollar contracts- we do it 'cuz we love it!
- discipline- 6 am saturday mornings at the rink
- the thrill of competition
- all the friendships (i love you, ladies!)
- you ought to watch me smile whem i'm doing it!!
precision and more...links!
angelfire - easiest free home pages
lake minnetonka fsc page- MY CLUB!!!
precision skating dad's page- tons of links
more links to the one true sport
the wisconsin edge page (go sally-anne!)
the team esprit page (go melissa!)