Do You Know How to Ice Skate?

United States
December 28, 2006 6:37pm CST
I went ice skating last evening and although it had been since a child when I had done it previously it still brought back some wonderful memories .. what about you??
4 people like this
20 responses
• United States
30 Dec 06
I used to love to ice skate but I haven't been in a long time. My right ankle has been broken 4 times and is very weak so I can only go if I wrap it just right...and since I would also have to take all the kids with me I just don't bother anymore, it's just not fun for me anymore.
1 person likes this
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
30 Dec 06
ive been ice skating twice when i was little, and i cant say that i was very good at it. i was better at roller blades
@greengal (4286)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I learned how to ice skate recently..and it is fun! Initally of course I felt it was difficult..almost anything is at this age..hehe! I enjoy it a lot..back in my country we don't have snow or ice skating rinks..so I got a chance to learn it here.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Yes I do know how to Ice Skate. I has been some 30 to 35 years since I have skated though
1 person likes this
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Ok prepare yourself here. Remember I am Canadian, male, and a hockey fan.... I don't know how to skate.... ok calm down, its not as bad as all that, I have been skating, but I never learned how to stop and never took proper lessons. Some of you may think that isn't a big deal, but trust me where I am from it is, especially considering not only am I a Canadian male hockey fan, but I grew up in the home town of Wayne Gretzky.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
Yes it is my shameful little secret. I have hidden this shameful fact from the world for years now.... When I played hockey with my friends I was the goalie and I wore boots not skates...
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I don't know how to Ice skate but I do know how to skate.
• United States
4 Jan 07
You should try it again my friend, I have not laughed as much or hard in such a long time
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
24 Apr 07
No, I never learned how to ice skate. When I was a little girl I had gone to the rink several times with my family, put on the ice skates and went out to the ice, but always held on to the bar that was one corner of the rink. LOL I could never bring myself to actually ice skate, I was that scared. I knew the ice was slippery and the thought of me sliding and crashing into the wall or another person discouraged me from learning.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
24 Apr 07
I couldn't ever get the hang of ice skating when I was a kid, even though I tried on many occassions. It wasonly when I was an adult that I got to the point where I didn't have to clutch the rail. I haven't done it in years, but recently found out there is a new rink about half an hour north of us and I am looking forward to trying it out. It will be fun to watch the kids learn, too.
@missy30 (129)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
The first time i tried it was 7 yrs. ago. and first time i set foot and the rink, i slipped. But it didn't stop me from trying and learning how to skate. It's fun. You have to learn to balance yourself and glide in the ice. These days, kids are taking ice skating lessons, i've seen them practice and at their young age, they can already do various stunts. Actually, it is easier to learn when you are young than when you're a bit older.
@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I CAN skate, just not very well..lol. I can manage a decent pace, but definitely nothing fancy. Oh, and my only way of stopping besides falling is to bang into something..lol. My kids skate very well, and I like taking them out skating, so I learn as they learn.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
27 Feb 07
yes, i went alot on the pond when i lived in germany, i have gone a couple of times since then and its great, good for your legs.
16 Feb 07
It has been sometime, but I did take lessons when I was younger and I enjoy watching the sport. I do not ice skate now because I do not live near a rink but as I said it is a wonderful sport.
@Thewishlady (1046)
• Netherlands
13 Feb 07
Yes I know how to Ice skate... altough it has been many years ago since I have done ... I wish to do this again very soon, maybe on fake ice , cause real nature ice is been too long ago!!
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I didn't start skating until I was 35 or so, and now I love it. It's a great way to get some exercise in winter. I'm still not very good, and can't stop properly. Need some lessons...!
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I don't know how to ice skate. I've tried to learn a couple times. The last time I fell on my back and hit my head against the ice. Thankfully nothing bad happened because of that.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I have never been ice skating! But I would love to! However, before I ever think of doing that, I will want to figure out how to securely attach a thick pillow to my bottom! I have been told, that would you hit, you hit hard. I am not into self punishment. ha ha So, even though I would LOVE to learn, I would have to be sure to have something to break my fall! LOL
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
4 Jan 07
No, i don't know at all how to play ice skate buddy. I just like watching it.
• United States
3 Jan 07
I have not really had much experience with it, as I was raised in the south and the south west. I did try it a few times in NY, and liked it.
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I do know how to ice skate.I took some lessons when I was younger.The last time I went was last year.I took my kids and they loved it.They took right to it.
@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Ice Skating - i learned to ice skate as a child and have loved it so much!
I learned how to ice skate as a child and have loved it ever since! I haven't been in quite a while, but we've been talking about going soon, and just the thought of it brings back great memories! I think the one thing I will always think of when ice skating comes to mind is the first and only time my dad tried to ice skate. He stepped onto the ice, went to take off, promptly fell flat and went sliding across the rink, waving to me all the way! I laughed so hard i couldn't skate! Yes, absolutely wonderful memories!