Hi, I am new at taking skating lessons ( I am a 25 yea old female) and have joind a local rink. What bugs me is the attitude of some of the other, younger skaters during freestyle (open ice) sessions. They always are giving me dirty looks, and blocking my way, as if they own the ice. They are more experienced, but act really snobbish about it, ignoring me and not returning my polite smiles. Is that normal? I find a lot of people involved with skating are generaly cold and quite distant -- even the teachers and other employees seem to look down on me, for no partiular reason. Plus, I find the girls there really image conscious, like they are always talking about clothes, hair and makeup. If you are not wearing the latest fashions they look down on you. Is that typical of teen skaters? Are they like that at every rink? I'm starting to dislike my lessons more and more. help me!