A fellow adult skating friend just did her first competition. I wasn't able to be there but asked how it was. She sent me an email reply which to sum up: Incredibly nervous, excited, hearts a racing Having trouble stroking Spent the next day crying Got back on the ice the next night and it wasn't too bad Started planning for the next program Now if that isn't the same as losing your virginity I don't know what is! All messy, kind of embarrassing and you are wondering what mistakes you are making. Then you kind of cant wait to do it again.