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Laura Pursell
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Yeah, I really do all this stuff...
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First real day back after competition
Wow, I had no idea how exhausting a week of competition could be. I took three days off this week! I could barely move yesterday, and to be honest I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. I felt like the Tin Man in need of oil. But, as a fellow sk...

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Adult Sectional Championships - Las Vegas NV
Last week I dove off the high dive and competed in the Adult Sectional Championships at the SOBE Ice Arena in Las Vegas.  I did my three programs: Light Entertainment, Dramatic, and Technical. I'm very proud of what I did (well, mostly), but beyond that, I ...

My latest post on adult figure skating...conquering nerves!!

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Nerves, Nerves: Go Away!
It's been quite a while since I've posted, and in that time, I've competed in 4 competitions and worked on getting more consistent with the elements I have. I've also worked on my nerves. NERVES! The bane of my existence, a family trait passed down from my ...

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Getting Ready for the Artistic Showcase, Aug 7-9
I've been working very hard, getting ready for the National Artistic Showcase this weekend, which takes place at my home rink and the home of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club, Pickwick Ice Arena. According to the USFS website, "Showcase fuses artistic cr...

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A Promise to Myself
The months rolled by. John continued to get better and better, and each time he came home he shocked us all. One time he brought home a friend, a skater from Wilmington named Russ Witherby (Russ would go on to compete in the 1990 Oympics). In 1982, John’s ...

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And you thought passing tests ended in college....

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Testing
When I started skating again last October, the last thing on my mind was skating in front of a panel of judges.  Or God forbid, competing.  I thought I'd just be happy to skate backwards without falling down.  But my second day back, muscle memory kicked in...

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