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Guess I should introduce myself

Discussion in 'Moves In The Field' started by jgowee, May 2, 2011.

  1. jgowee

    jgowee New Member

    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. :)
  2. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    welcome! :)
  3. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

  4. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard. :)
  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Welcome. You are never too old.
  6. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

    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. ;)
  7. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    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. :)
  8. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    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.
  9. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member


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

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Doubletoe

    Doubletoe Well-Known Member

    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!