The timing on my trip to New York was perfect! I took Jo Jo Starbuck’s Cool Workout class at Rockefeller Center which happened to be on a beautiful outdoor Tuesday morning. She let me jump in a few times to instruct, but mostly I was a student taking it all in. If you ever get a chance to take her class, do it! She’s quite the teacher and inspires all.
I was walking along Central Park West and ran into this – a mobile skate sharpener! This guy has as truck that he drives around the city, stops at Central Park by Wollman Rink just incase anyone happens to need their skates sharpened. Or scissors or knives or lawnmowers…
The one thing we had to do on this trip was to go to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. This is the first tower built for the memorial with the second one under construction. I took a few pictures inside the museum, but I feel they’re too disturbing to share on here. Lots of artifacts, fire trucks, rare photos, recordings from the day and so on. It’s a must-see if you get a chance and give yourself at least two hours to do it.
And for the first time, I went to the offices of The Ice Theatre of New York to pay a visit to Founder, Moira North and Executive Director, Jirina Ribbons. They’ve got a lot going on with Ice Theatre right now presenting new works by some great choreographers featuring some of the best skaters in the world premiering this year. Check them out:
And now, more stuff…
ISI/PSA Convention Information:
Find out about Tai Babilonia’s Skating Coloring Book and Ryan Stevens’ SkateGuard in Randy’s Spin March 2016: