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    Guess I should introduce myself

    Hello,
    My name is Jessie. I started skating when I was 9 years old. Loved it from day one. I did one competition and took second place. I was also in an ice show, which I remember being very fun. I Had to quit after a year and a half because my mom could no longer afford the costs. I had been working on my second competition program and was almost ready to compete again right around the time I stopped skating.

    I started skating again when I was 20. It didn't take me long to get back to where I'd left off as a kid, but I ended up quitting for a second time after 6 months.

    Now I'm back on the ice for a third time. I'm 24 and trying to get over that feeling of being "too old" to figure skate. I don't want to ever quit again. I'll skate until I'm an old lady.
    Amazingly, I'm still at the same level I left off at when I was 20. Just a little rusty. I almost landed my axel yesterday. Hopefully I'll get it this week or the next.

    This forum seems fun and the people seem nice, so I'll probably be posting here a bit.

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    welcome!
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    Hello Jesse. You are never too old. Check out the videos in this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78512

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    Welcome aboard.

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    Welcome. You are never too old.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Hi Jesse, welcome to one of the most addictive past times you will have. FSU I mean, not skating. Skating is secondary to this board.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


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    Hi! Glad you came back. Skating is a passion that I have had for a long time and that I will enjoy until the day I die. I simply love it.

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    You're absolutely NOT too old! Skating is a lot of fun, a way to challenge yourself, good exercise, and a stress reliever for people of all ages. Somewhere out there is a vid of Adult Nationals from a few years back that features Yvonne Dowlen, who is in her 70s or 80s and STILL skates and competes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgowee View Post
    I'm 24 and trying to get over that feeling of being "too old" to figure skate. I don't want to ever quit again. I'll skate until I'm an old lady.


    No such thing as "too old" for skating! In fact, you're a very, very young adult skater

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    Welcome aboard Jessie!!!! Please make yourself at home. If you ever need any help with anything...please feel free to ask me or any of us. We are all friends here...and I myself would love to be your friend. Please feel free to pm. me. for a chat. My name is Dana.

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    Welcome to the forum! Having taken my first lesson at 27 and landed my first axel at 38 (taking 5 years off in the middle of that due to a busy work schedule), I envy your head start! There is a community of hundreds of us adult skaters out here and you've got decades of skating ahead of you! Dive in and enjoy!

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