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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I went ice skating yesterday!!!
*is excited like a little kid*
I did really well, i only half fell once because i had a friend who held my hand the whole time
Have you ever been ice skating before? and want to share us your embarrasing moment??

I sooooo want to become one of those dancers on TV that are on ice.
post #2 of 28
I've been ice skating a few times, but I am really not very good at it. But it is really fun!
I only do well if I skate for at least like 4 hours, then I get the hang of it but of course by that time we have to go
post #3 of 28
I haven't done it in 9 years, we had to in school. I wasn't great, but could do some basic jumps etc. I hate skates though, they hurt my feet.
post #4 of 28
I have only been once, I went on a school trip with the children. I did really well, I didn't fall down once . Mind you, I was on pretty safe ground as I can't recall ever actually letting go of the side . I am definitely NOT one of life's risk takers!
post #5 of 28
I used to ice skate ALL the time when I was younger, up until my mid-teens, but I haven't done much of it since. I need to get into decent shape first! I am working on it. I actually was planning on picking up a new pair of skates, but we haven't had much of a winter here and the lake near my place isn't frozen over.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
I have only been once, I went on a school trip with the children. I did really well, I didn't fall down once . Mind you, I was on pretty safe ground as I can't recall ever actually letting go of the side . I am definitely NOT one of life's risk takers!

i didnt get to hold the side at all!
post #7 of 28
I used to go to the arena every sunday. =) My grandparents would take me after they got home from church. I could go fast.. but I still fell alot.. Though I ahven't been for around 4 years now.. and afraid to go back, because I know I will fall on my butt!
post #8 of 28
Well, I grew up in FL, and, well, there isn't too much ice to go around down there!
I've only iceskated a few times and generally found it to just be an exercise in falling on my arse....which I can generally manage to do just walking around.
post #9 of 28
It looks like fun but I'm afraid to try....maybe if I had some bum padding I would!
post #10 of 28
Living in Maine. I spent most of my childhood winters skating. We had a good sized pond bordering our land that all the neighborhood skated at. Nights we had bonfires burning on the pond to keep warm My grandmother also had a pond close enough for me to walk to with my skates on.
We played Wolf and sheep and crack the whip for hours on week ends.
I was 6 years old when I got my first pair of single blade skates for Xmas. I was thrilled. Before that it was double blades to learn on.
I skated up into my mid 30s. I tried to get my boys skating. But I guess skating belongs back in the good old days. They'd rather stay home on computers and play stations!
I haven't been in at least 10 years. But it likes riding a bike you never forgot how. After a few times around the pond I know I'd be ok!
post #11 of 28
I LOVE skating...I've been on skates since I was 5 and while I'm not a PRO, I'm pretty good at it. Ian's mom, on the other hand, was a pro figure skater in her day...going to ice capades and nat'l championships.
post #12 of 28
I can barely stay up even with just boots on! I have to wear spikes when I'm out ice fishing. I would love to know how though!
post #13 of 28
I LOVE it! I was so good when I was little but now I think I lack the coordination
post #14 of 28
I have my ice skates from high school (hmmm vintage now!!) I have old ankle injuries from that time period therefore ankles not good for skating (I do have snowshoes and cross county skis however)
post #15 of 28
i figure skated since i was 5 yo
post #16 of 28
Yes but im on my butt more than on my skates lol
post #17 of 28
Not that I'm any good, but ice skating is terrific! I wish there was a place locally where I could go all the time!
post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Well, I grew up in FL, and, well, there isn't too much ice to go around down there!
I've only iceskated a few times and generally found it to just be an exercise in falling on my arse....which I can generally manage to do just walking around.
Yeah, what she said!
post #19 of 28
LOL i try to, but i'm not very good at all!! I like roller skating better...easier for me to keep my balance.
post #20 of 28
Nope, I have trouble with shoes on my feet, let alone putting blades or even wheels under them. I just do not have the balance for it.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
im going again on thursday! im really happy because i dont have to pay to get in
post #22 of 28
OK, my story is not really as embarrising as it is sad. Went ice skating with my sister and nephew quite a few years back. I think my nephew was about 5 so that would make me almost 18. Well, we were going around quite nicely when my nephew fell. He was holding my hand and pulled me down with him. Somehow in the process of falling, my skate hit him in the ear. He was bleeding and had a cut through the top of his ear and I felt so bad! He's since forgiven me and has no scars or anything from it. He's 14 now and all ears are intact! So, I can skate but NOT WELL!!!!!
post #23 of 28
It's been a long time, and I then was little more than a 'wall hugger.'
post #24 of 28
I love ice skating I used to play on an all girls ice hockey team. I had never been on ice before and I joined the team b/c they were short on girls and my best friend was on the team. Lol 2 years later we won the state championship.
post #25 of 28
Don't hate me but I've been an ice skater since "bob skates" (you younger folk will have no idea what those are). I cannot skate in figure skates though - I use tube skates (hockey skates). I used to clean up in all the ice skating races every year when I was in school (public and high school). We still go as a family once in awhile and my 2 friends and I have done the ice skating thing for our girls night out a couple of times.
post #26 of 28
hehehe I used to figure-skate (and it's like riding a bike - almost) I've only ever had one really embarassing moment on ice and that was when I was about 13. I went skating with a couple of friends (both guys, btw, because none of my girlfriends liked to skate - complaining that it was too cold) but I made the mistake of going in those silly adidas trousers that have poppers all the way up the legs. They guys grabbed an ankle each and ripped them off altogether - but then to make matters worse, I turned to skate backwards and yell at them - and promptly disappeared backwards over the barrier. On the wrong side of a "no unauthorised persons beyond this point" sign. All anyone could see of me was a pair of white-booted feet waving about madly on and the two friends - who eventually came to help me up - their first view was of my big white knickered backside. Ohh man, they've never let me live that down!!

I'm the complete opposite to you - I can't skate in hockey skates!!
post #27 of 28
I learned to skate on bob skates, on the neighbour's back yard rink. All the kids in our neighbourhood learned to skate about as soon as they could walk. For the little tykes, we'd have a old kitchen chair on the ice, and they'd push that around until they learned to balance. I took figure skating lessons for years. I was never much good, but it was fun, and the arena was just a block from our house.

However, the last time I went skating, my skates were very dull. I was showing some friends from Colombia, and Australia, how to skate backwards. I fell, flat on my back, cracked my head on the ice, blacked out, and had to be taken to emergency for stitches. I haven't skated since then.
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammie5
I learned to skate on bob skates, on the neighbour's back yard rink. All the kids in our neighbourhood learned to skate about as soon as they could walk. For the little tykes, we'd have a old kitchen chair on the ice, and they'd push that around until they learned to balance.
We had a pond at the bottom of the hill from our house and we also used an old kitchen chair as balance to learn on the bob skates. Brings back fond memories. Cleaning the dang pond of snow was always a bother. We had to clean the whole thing off before we could actually go skating.
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