March 28, 2018

Mini-Reunion Alert!

In case you didn't already see this from Gloria Spoden:



Mini Reunion Alert – Toronto area

Did you know that Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal is coming and the closest it’s going to be is London – June 14-17 and Hamilton – June 20-24?
If anyone is planning on going, we could make it a mini reunion evening in Hamilton. We could go to the early show (1:30 pm) on Sun. June 24th and then meet up at a nearby restaurant for dinner and drinks. (restaurant tba)
Let me know if you would like to get together after the show or if you just want to meet up at the restaurant, that’s ok too. If there is interest, then I’ll make a reservation for our group but let me know if you are coming. We are long overdue for a get together. Leave your name here or email me at gspoden@rogers.com
https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal

Also this from Nicky Scott on Facebook:

CASTING MALE SKATER European
REUNION ISLANDS
JUNE - OCTOBER
PM me for more info

I wish I could skate in Europe from June to October.  But there's one big problem with me trying to get that job ....




March 2, 2018

In Honor of World Book Day 2018

In honor of #WorldBookDay2018, Ice Charades is giving away 5 hard copies of her latest novel!


Are you missing skating now that the Olympics are over?  If you can never get enough skating, this sorta true tale about a glitzy little dinner show in Japan may be for you.  I would love this book in the hands of want-to-read readers.  

So, if you live in the U.S. and would like a copy, email me by March 5 at icecharadestheblog@gmail.com and I will mail you a copy.

January 8, 2018

2018 US Nationals - OR - Why I Suddenly Burst Out Crying in Front of My Family

... when I was explaining who was and WASN'T going to the Olympics.


"But wasn't she the veteran on the team?" asked my husband.

And when I started to explain that Ashley Wagner wasn't chosen for the team, I choked up.  I guess watching Nationals with dozens and dozens of my fellow skating fanatics on Twitter will get you emotionally invested.  And I'm not complaining about the skaters who are on the team.  In my mind, all four of them deserve to go.  How about letting Ashley compete in the Team event, since she medaled in it last time?

Just my two cents.  Anyway, my husband and daughter were very concerned that I teared up.  I usually am not so consumed in skating competitions.  I blame you Olympic Channel and Bridgestone Tires!

And it's not easier to explain what happened on the men's side.  Ross Minor getting second place and not being selected?  Again, I'm so conflicted because I really want Adam Rippon there too.

Now I know I'm not going to say anything new or insightful here.  For that you should check out Christine Brennan at USA Today.  She's chockablock with opinions.  If you want a horror show, read the nasty comments following.  I'm so sorry Ashley!

If you don't mind spending hours pouring over  the details, a great source that has EVERYTHING about skating is Rocker - Figure Skating.

And if you just want to feel part of the skating community, join in on Twitter.  It seemed half the people were in the crowd, so I felt I had the behind the scenes insight.  And you know who won Twitter for Nationals?  Gracie Gold.  Yup.  She slayed.

She's whip-smart funny and if she hasn't gotten a literary agent yet I'd be shocked.  Seriously, it's not too late.  Follow her on Twitter in time for the Olympics and you won't be sorry.