Ouch, it hurts~!
January 21, 2009 7:24pm CST
Yesterday, i went ice-skating, i haven't skated before and i'm bad at keeping balance. As you can easily imagine, i fell over several times. I've no idea how to skate. At first i can only walk by grasping the fence acound the skating rink. After several rounds of walking, i can get rid of the fence and walk~ I'm determined that i can learn this, only a matter of time, so i practised again and agin, and of cource, tumbled and fell over. Time's limited, only 2 hours. So i left still couldn't skate. Never mind, at least now i can walk:) Anyone who knows how to skate, can you kindly teach me how to? Have you ever got a tough learning process? Please share
22 Jan 09
you are already learning the first lesson in skating, falling down and getting those scrathes and learning to stand and balance yourself. remember, when you started to learn how to walk when you were a child? it is the same thing , the pains of how to stride. the next thing is how to balance yourself while moving. upon standing up, bend your body a liitle forward, don't let your legs stiffen, bend it a little bit and start sliding one foot while the other foot pushes you (push sideways). falling down is not a sign of failure , it only means that you have learned and succeeded.
23 Jan 09
Thanks~~ Yeah, i know well that every fall over makes me nearer to the success. And my feet stiffen and every time i use one to push me ahead, i'll fall down. And i don't always put my body forward, anytime there's a danger, i lean backward, which is very easy to fall
22 Jan 09
Hi lynettebyc, The last time I went on the skates was when I was in scholl and I couldn't skate then just manage to skate round the rink nearest to the wall so I can grab it, many times I have fallen, but it was fun and I hope you will learn to skate and have fun, the main thing is having fun. Tamara
• United States
22 Jan 09
well before i started to ice-skate, i learned how to roller-blade first. it's almost similar since you have to balance yourself and use your momentum to move. if you really want to learn to ice-skate, try learning to roller-blade first. hopefully you'll learn to ice-skate asap!