The staff here at Current Skate of Mind has an announcement to make. We know this will come as great blow, so we want to be sure that our dear readers are sitting down. Ready? Here goes:
School’s out for the summer!
And by this, we mean that there will be no new CSOM installments until mid-September. We realize that this is devastating, but we offer the following consolations: 1) all those excellent archived installments (43 to be exact) which you can access in the column over to the right under “Recent Posts” or “Search by Topic” or “Archives”; 2) you can also peruse the archived postings on our funny little pet project called “Cusp of Greatness”, also accessible in the column over to the right; 3) and finally, you can enjoy all those fine postings of other internet luminaries located under “Interesting Links.”
In the meantime, you can imagine us at the beach (anxiously applying SPF 75), sipping margaritas at corner cafes, and working diligently on the greatest book ever written about the sport of figure skating.
Will we also still be coaching oodles of young prodigies? Yes.
Will we therefore still be donning scarf, mittens, and snowpants on a daily basis throughout the summer months? Yes.
Will we miss whipping up weekly installments with obsessive regularity and receiving your insta-feedback in return? Yes.
Will we be back in September with a vengeance ready to entertain, spin verbal twizzles, and elicit the occasional chuckle? Yes.
Are we enjoying referring to ourselves in the plural? Yes, obviously a little too much.
With utmost seriousness, thank you for reading, commenting, and for generally encouraging this endeavor. The response to this site has been nothing short of thrilling.
Until we meet again in cyberland, we leave you with the most clichéd and well-meaning of poems, the one oft repeated in our world of rinks: Skate Great!
Jocelyn Jane Cox and the Dedicated Staff of Current Skate of Mind
In order to assist in a bit of market research, please take a moment to vote for your favorite CSOM posting thus far by clicking on “comments” below. Which one stands out? FYI, the installments that happen to have received the most “hits” are Review: Blades of Glory (September), Dear Adults (April) and Ice Dance: Crisis or Opportunity? (March). My personal favorite? Glossary of Falls (March). This one holds a special place in my heart at least in part because fellow coaches are still coming up to me and sharing their worst falls and defining new ones. 🙂
And/or: please Suggest a Topic for CSOM. While I am not lacking ideas for future installments, I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you!