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    What Do You Do To "Quench" Your Figure Skating Thirst In The Off Season?

    It's that time of the year again. The competitions are over and other than discussing past events, what other activities do some of you do to pass the time until next season?

    I'm going through my skating videos, watching them again, and this time, color highlighting them according to skaters (I already have them labeled for year and event.) I know it sounds a bit "lame", but it does keep me in touch with a sport I truly love. Anyone else? 42

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    It doesn't sound any lamer than what I do! I go right from skating season into renaissance faire season, and back again come October. The first thing I did after Worlds was pull out my costume box to see what needed fixing or upgrading.
    Everyone needs hobbies, I guess!
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    I moderate this and a few other boards... the off season = stupid flame wars so it makes me so sick of skating I don't even care about it LOL (ok maybe not that bad... but it keeps me busy!)

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    After Worlds, I switch my interest to thoroughbred horse racing just in time for the Triple Crown, then follow the horses straight through to the Breeders' Cup. There's a slight overlap in September and October, but it all shakes out just fine.

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    I am the director of our Girl Scout summer day camp scheduled for the last week of July. Since the Olympics will be held in Athens we are having a Greek themed camp this year. So, now that cookie season is over I am officially in day camp planning mode trying to research all things Greek to put my program together.

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    I always become a huge tennis fan during this time of the year, and on this particular year I'll be glue to the TV during the Summer Olympics:D
    Last edited by mariana; 04-07-2004 at 03:09 PM.

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    Obviously I am going to surf the Internet and watch skating videos. Other things, non-skating related, that interest me include horse racing and the Summer Olympics also. So we have quite a few things in common.

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    Originally posted by Ravyn Rant
    It doesn't sound any lamer than what I do! I go right from skating season into renaissance faire season, and back again come October. The first thing I did after Worlds was pull out my costume box to see what needed fixing or upgrading.
    Everyone needs hobbies, I guess!
    Rave

    That doesn't sound lame at all to me - of course I am doing the same thing myself.

    Luckily my skating rink is open all year, so world's always inspires me to start working on my olympic dreams right now. (Okay so I am 28 and only a beginner but that is why they are dreams right!)
    One year I was interviewed for the local paper about what it was like to be inside skating while all my friends were at the beach.

    Otherwise, I also swim a lot and teach a lot of skin care classes! And walk walk walk.:D

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    I do what I did yesterday, go out and buy a new book about skating. This time, it's The Second Mark. Since it looks like I might need an operation soon, I'm saving it for my hospital stay.

    I'm also looking forward to the summer Olympics, tennis, horse racing, and swimming and diving competitions.

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    I show Tennessee Walking Horses and we have a show somewhere just about every weekend from now till October. If I really, really want to stay busy I can work my butt off getting my two horses ready to show and hit the shows up.

    I got a new 6 year old Gelding for Xmas and I'll also show my old 16 year old who's won numerous World titles.

    Besides that we use the lake and enjoy the outside from now till late October.

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    I look forward to Skate Detroit in late July! This year we have the summer Olympics, and I have a lot of house painting to do. As a teacher, I value every second of summer vacation, so in a way I always dread the coming of the new skating season because that means another school year!

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    I watch Nascar, for the fast speed and of course the crashes

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    After the season is over, hmm well to start I finally realized that I started univeristy a month ago so I'm trying to pay attention.. LOL j/j.

    Hm I watch Soccer and Formula 1 and by the time I realized it's already July so I go out on vacations and by August I usually already know something about Plush and Mishin's training camp in Spain.

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