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Ice Castles
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 10 March 2019 | Updated: 12 January 2020
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1304
QOTD: "LET IT GO" ~Queen Elsa

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My family and I went to visit beautiful ice castles. We visited them in Dillon, CO but there are a few other locations around the US. It is a big "castle" made of ice and inside there are crawl tunnels, slides, fountains and beautiful sculptures of icicles. It was really amazing and definitly worth going. When you walk around there is so much to see, they have some smaller slides and tunnels you have to crawl through, but they also have a huge slide and ...
Skating on the Lake at Keystone
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 10 March 2019 | Updated: 12 January 2020
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 420
QOTD:"Your only limit is you." ~ unknown

I got to skate on the lake at Keystone. It was so beautiful with the mountains in the background. Also it was snowing when I went which made it even more beautiful. The lake was really big and had a christmas tree in the middle. On the rink it also had a closed off section for if you wanted to play a hockey game or something. It was so beautiful and I had a ton of fun. If you are ever up there for skiing or even if you go up there just to skate on the ...
Christmas Show In Wisconsin
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 14 December 2018 | Updated: 12 January 2020
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QOTD: Dont get your tinsel in a tangle ~unknown

This year I was in 2 different christmas shows. The first one I participated in was in Wisconsin. I did it with one of my good friends Naihua (@naihuaskates on instagram). We skated to "I Want a Hippopotomaus for Christmas". She dressed up a hippo and I dressed up as a little girl. We choreographed the whole program by ourselves and it turned out pretty good:) I had so much fun performing it and I hope you enjoy watching it!

Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 31 August 2018 | Updated: 31 March 2019
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Ingredients:
2 big handfuls of spinach or 1 big handful of kale and 1 big handful of spinach
16.9 oz of coconut water
1 carrot
1 banana
1/2 of an avocado
1 T flax seed
1 T chia seed
1 generous cup of mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
1 generous cup of pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)

Directions:
Pour half of the coconut water into blender and mix with greens. Then add remaining coconut water and other ingredients and blend until smooth. If you would like a thicker consistency, ...
Ice Dance
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 20 August 2018 | Updated: 12 January 2020
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1007
QOTD: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire! ~Unknown

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Along with freestyle I also work on ice dance a little bit. I am almost done with all of my gold dances! I think ice dance is so fun and it helps develop your skating skills as well as posture. If you thinking about doing some ice dance I definitly recommend you try! You can watch some of my recent Ice Dance tests right here!

Click Here for Ice Dance :)
Healthy Muffins
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 3 June 2018 | Updated: 3 November 2018
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1213
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Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas, mashed (you need a ripe one to give the muffin sweetness!)
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (I like to use 1 cup)
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted) or walnut oil (use the oil to grease the muffin cups)
3 eggs (I like to use 2)
1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon (more or less if you like)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (more if you like)
1/4 tsp. salt


Optional Mix-Ins:
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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 28 March 2018 | Updated: 3 June 2018
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1431
Energy Bites

Total Time: 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:
1 cup (dry) oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1/4 cup unsweetend cocoa powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:
1) Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, to make the mix ...
Flourless Brownie Muffins
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 4 March 2018 | Updated: 3 June 2018
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1601

Flourless Brownie Muffins


Flourless brownie muffins Imaage

Total Time: 40 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
12 servings,1 muffin each

Ingredients:
1(15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preperation:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Coat muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
3. ...
Building our Homemade Zamboni
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 21 January 2018 | Updated: 12 January 2020
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1694
QOTD: Let new adventures begin! ~Unknown

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Building a zamboni or "homeboni" is very simple. We used 1 inch PVC pipe. Glued it together in the shape you see in the picture.


Once you hook a hose to it, you just need to adjust the water to the right amount. The right amount is very hard to know. We put one hole in the top T so we could easily see the water flow. After a few trials we know how much to adjust based on the top hole. On our homeboni we adjust until the water lands on the outside ...

Making Our Backyard Rink
By: Rebecca Kerscher | Added: 7 January 2018 | Updated: 12 January 2020
| Rating: 0 | Pageviews: 1915

QOTD: Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when the time comes let it go. ~Jack Kornfield



Every year we make a ice rink in our yard. Here's how!


Materials:
16 2x8x10 boards
30x50 Tarp (preferably white)
25 2 foot rebars
Wood screws
Miscellaneous boards
Lots and lots of water

Directions:
Step One - Set up your boards making sure they are aligned.
Step Two - Use miscellaneous boards to screw together the outline.
Step Three - Pound in 1 to ...
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