Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    2,528
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Why did you become a Figure Skater?

    Ok,I saw this question on a site,and thought I'd post it for all our Skaters here. You do not need to be a Competitor to answer this. But....Why did you become a Figure Skater? For me I guess it was because I've always been a Skating Fan,and have always wanted to skate as good as my fav. Skaters. Anybody else?

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    21
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    With my son it was kind of by accident.

    He he was doing cross country sking and was starting to learn skate skiing so we thought that if learned how to ice skate it might help him with his skiing. He started skating and loved it. He says that it is relaxing to him when he skates.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    83
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I started because my friend who lived across the street was starting skating lessons. She had privates lessons from day 1 and quit after that first year. I progressed quickly and 33 years later I am still skating.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    256
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I was "pushed" by my parents to start figure skating. I didn't want to do it but I had no choice ( "old good days", many many years ago).

    When I started to practice, I "started" to like it, got involved more and more. There were ups and downs but at the end I competed at the international level.

  5. #5
    Watch me move
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gwyneth Paltrow Fan Club headquarters
    Posts
    16,782
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Why not?
    Who wants to watch rich people eat pizza? They must have loved that in Bangladesh. - Randy Newman on the 2014 Oscars broadcast

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    City of Blinding Light
    Posts
    15,747
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    4218
    They built a mall on my commute to work, and the mall had an ice rink in it. I went in before they opened, to check it out, and there was a resume for the skating school director. I called her because why not, and the rest is history.

    I'd watched some skating on tv before that, but not very much. I'd skated maybe three times in my childhood. So this skating as an adult really was just done on a whim for me.
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    10,451
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    It is the only form of exercise I enjoy.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Kanada
    Age
    33
    Posts
    2,055
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    It is the only form of exercise I enjoy.
    This is why I've started skating again. I quit in the spring of 2008, and didn't put my skates back on until December 2011. I've stayed involved in the sport since I quit, but I have never found any physical activity I enjoy as much as skating. I've tried yoga, running, and the gym, and while I do like those things, they don't keep me motivated.

    My parents put me in skating lessons when I was 6, just so I could manage to get around the rink without having to hold on to the boards. I didn't love it, but could tolerate it enough for it to be my winter activity. I didn't get hooked until I joined a precision team a few years later.

    I'm only going once a week currently, but I know it won't be long before I'm trying to scrape together couch cushion change to buy some more ice time.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,144
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    3354
    i went on a school excursion to the ice rink and loved it! we lived too far away from the rink though, so, i couldn't have lessons, despite my begging. i wanted to learn to spin!
    a rink opened up closer to our house when i was 12 (about 45 minutes away) and my parents gave in and let me sign up for aussie skate.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    924
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by pp55 View Post
    I was "pushed" by my parents to start figure skating. I didn't want to do it but I had no choice ( "old good days", many many years ago).

    When I started to practice, I "started" to like it, got involved more and more. There were ups and downs but at the end I competed at the international level.
    Same here, except for the 'started to like it' part.

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,144
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    3354
    ^^^^ that makes me sad on so many levels

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    peregrinating
    Posts
    4,950
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    16041
    My college offered skating as a PE credit and since I'd watched it on TV plenty of times, I figured it would be fun. I skated for about 10 years until I managed to destroy my right knee skiing last year, but I am slowly getting back into it. Hopefully by the end of the year I can start being on the ice on a regular basis as long as PT keeps going well. Nothing comes close to the freedom you experience on the ice when the rink is empty enough to fly around (well, 'fly' by your own standards ) and do spirals or edges...It's always been my happy place when either school or work would get to be too stressful.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    City of Blinding Light
    Posts
    15,747
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    4218
    My university built an ice rink the year after I left. I've been jealous of their current students who get to take skating for gym!
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    South of New York City
    Posts
    2,062
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    The University I work for has had a rink on the "future construction" plans since before I joined the staff. I gave up and moved away. They started a hockey team this year, so I guess they might be getting close to building the rink now.
    Last edited by FigureSpins; 03-08-2012 at 04:02 PM.

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    924
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWarhol View Post
    ^^^^ that makes me sad on so many levels
    Alright. I exaggerated. I suppose I did acquire a taste for it over the years.

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,144
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    3354
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Fever View Post
    Alright. I exaggerated. I suppose I did acquire a taste for it over the years.
    no one should have to "acquire a taste" for such a full on and expensive activity. If only that money couldn't have been spent on someone who was dying to skate and couldn't afford it, or something that you were dying to do.

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    924
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    At least it kept me off the streets.

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Skateland
    Posts
    7,817
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I was a long-time fan by the time I went to grad school at a university that has an indoor rink. Of course I took lessons and have loved doing it ever since.
    Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,144
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    3354
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Fever View Post
    At least it kept me off the streets.
    Haha, my parents used to say that about me to their friends whose minds boggled at the money spent on skating.

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    588
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Pairs Competition.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •