Sweet Shoppe Designs

  #1  
Old 12-13-2015, 07:34 AM
LeeAndra's Avatar
LeeAndra LeeAndra is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: northern Indiana
Posts: 6,555
Default QOTD - Ice Skating - 12.13.15

Do you ice skate? Besides Jamie, have any of you done it competitively? Have you ever been to an ice skating show or championship? Do you have a favorite ice skater?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2015, 08:14 AM
mariewilcox's Avatar
mariewilcox mariewilcox is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,481
Default

Yes I do! I grew up on a lake so we were in skates as soon as we could walk pretty much. My daughter learned the winter she was 3 since we had moved back to Maine by then. I've never competed, it's more of a fun thing to do during the long winters here and most people up here skate on lakes not at indoor rinks (hockey teams get most of the rink time up here and hockey is a BIG sport!). Also, there really aren't a lot of indoor rinks up here anyway. I don't follow skating now very much but growing up my favorite skater was Dorothy Hamill and Robin Cousins (showing my age here a little bit )
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Valgal's Avatar
Valgal Valgal is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Beautiful Colorado
Posts: 7,281
Default

I only 'ice skated' once, and that was in a pair of skates that were too small and it was in a friend's driveway and I kept hitting patches of grass that were poking through and wiping out.

So... basically, no.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-13-2015, 09:08 AM
nietis's Avatar
nietis nietis is offline
Babe Lead
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Beijing, China
Posts: 18,532
Default

I don't. I tried once with friends, on a school trip, I ended with shaking jelly legs and a mental breakdown... So I never try again... It's the same with me not wanting to learn to ride a bike...
It turned out me falling down and breaking my left elbow when I was 6 left me with a trauma
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-13-2015, 09:25 AM
eranslow's Avatar
eranslow eranslow is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5,421
Default

Oh yes!! Skated competitively growing up and have been teaching for quite a while! Back in May I went to a conference and met Dick Button and Brian Orser - that was very neat! Learned a lot from them! Michelle Kwan is probably my favorite skater - though for current skaters I like Ashley Wagner.
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-13-2015, 09:37 AM
Lyd's Avatar
Lyd Lyd is offline
SugarBabe & Challenge Fairy
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: The Beautiful Wasatch Front
Posts: 10,025
Send a message via Yahoo to Lyd
Default

I took one ice skating class as a kid. Don't know why that didn't continue cause I loved it. Probably $$$. But, yeah, I've been ice skating plenty of times. I absolutely LOVE watching figure skating on TV, and I follow the competitive season every year. I don't know if I have a favorite skater right now. I just love it all. I really love listening to Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir's commentating though. They are awesome together.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2015, 10:15 AM
Sherri Tierney's Avatar
Sherri Tierney Sherri Tierney is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,575
Default

I went once, as a teenager, to an indoor ice rink at the mall. I went with my church youth group. The best memory was going through the (closed) mall after and taking pictures in the photo booth. I still have the pictures. The skating was the least of the experience. I am NOT a skater. I have weak ankles and it was hard for me to even stand on them. Fun day all together though.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-13-2015, 10:35 AM
JenM's Avatar
JenM JenM is offline
Sweets
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: near San Antonio Texas
Posts: 263
Default

I never did it competitively but I used to go with friends when I was younger, I had my own skates with big pink pompoms on them. I tried it again when Ian was in preschool and I have become heavier and clumsier and I think my ankles have gotten weaker. It hurt and I haven't done it since.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-13-2015, 10:35 AM
lingovise's Avatar
lingovise lingovise is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,707
Default

I've never been ice-skating myself, but am hoping to have my boys try it over the holiday break this year.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-13-2015, 11:51 AM
KristinCB's Avatar
KristinCB KristinCB is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2007
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 19,908
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eranslow View Post
Oh yes!! Skated competitively growing up and have been teaching for quite a while! Back in May I went to a conference and met Dick Button and Brian Orser - that was very neat! Learned a lot from them! Michelle Kwan is probably my favorite skater - though for current skaters I like Ashley Wagner.
haha I was going to say.. HELLO don't forget about erin!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:30 PM
cindys732003's Avatar
cindys732003 cindys732003 is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 36,971
Default

We used to go for fun at our local leisure centre, but haven't for a while. We are deteremined to do this in Jan/Feb......it's about 1 1/2 hours away from us, and looks amazing:

http://explorersedge.ca/the-ice-trai...ovincial-park/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:53 PM
lovely1m's Avatar
lovely1m lovely1m is offline
Sweetsaholic
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,595
Default

I do ice skate and I love it. I skated on figure skates until I was in middle school when I switched to hockey skates. I just do it for fun though.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:54 PM
~Cindy~'s Avatar
~Cindy~ ~Cindy~ is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,634
Default

I've never ice skated. I live in the south! I could probably try it but, I'd be terrified I'd break something then not be able to take care of my kids. Yes, that equates to me being a chicken.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-13-2015, 12:58 PM
MamaBee's Avatar
MamaBee MamaBee is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 15,317
Default

I haven't ice skated since I was a kid.... I have horribly weak ankles so that and roller skating is not a good thing...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-13-2015, 01:08 PM
KristinCB's Avatar
KristinCB KristinCB is offline
Sweet Shoppe Designer
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: May 2007
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 19,908
Default

I took lessons for a few years as a kid, so did lily. Darcy made a little ice rink on our driveway for a few years for lily to skate on
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-13-2015, 01:14 PM
jumbbumble's Avatar
jumbbumble jumbbumble is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,001
Default

i do ice skate when it can in the netherlands and that is not every year , i always skate on nature ice i hate fake ice ! My favorite dutch skaters are sven kramer , michel mulder , koen verwij en irene wurst
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-13-2015, 01:30 PM
scrap2day's Avatar
scrap2day scrap2day is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4,403
Default

Oh yes, loved skating as a kid. Never did it competitively (because my mom heard that the coach at that level was mean) so I got to repeat year after year of classes but I had fun with the classes.

Actually went skating a lot when I found out the guy I was dating out of college also skated. Been a long time since I've skated since.

Took my oldest nephew skating when he was about 2 or 3. Even have movies of it somewhere.

Love watching it on tv now. Scotty Hamilton was one of my favorites to watch. I also enjoyed watching Dorothy Hamill, Torvill & Dean and Gordeeva & Grinkov. And I sported a Dorothy Hamill haircut when it was all the rage in the 70's.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-13-2015, 07:12 PM
eranslow's Avatar
eranslow eranslow is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5,421
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KristinCB View Post
haha I was going to say.. HELLO don't forget about erin!
Mwah!! <3 <3 <3

I highly encourage everyone to do it at least once! And there are tons of rinks all over the place - you just need to look for them!
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-13-2015, 08:21 PM
Keely~B's Avatar
Keely~B Keely~B is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 6,788
Default

I don't have the opportunity very often but I love to ice skate.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-13-2015, 08:36 PM
SeattleSheri's Avatar
SeattleSheri SeattleSheri is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 13,911
Default

We usually take the kids skating a few times a year. I took a few lessons (maybe 3) as a kid.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-14-2015, 12:14 AM
rach3975's Avatar
rach3975 rach3975 is offline
Jabber-Jawbreaker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 9,667
Default

I think I went a few times as a kid, but I never went enough to be good at it. (And by "good at it," I really mean "able to let go of the side.") I used to like roller skating and did that more with friends. I don't think I'd want to try now.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Saar's Avatar
Saar Saar is offline
SugarBabe
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Belgium
Posts: 34,793
Default

I used to go ice skating a lot as a kid. I still love it, but it's been a while since I last did it.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-14-2015, 01:01 AM
snowdrop's Avatar
snowdrop snowdrop is offline
Sweet Cheeks
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 99
Default

I've never skated myself, but until a few years ago, I was VERY into figure skating. I still run a figure skating tv schedule and a Michelle Kwan site and forum. (She's the best and a total sweetheart )
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-14-2015, 04:00 AM
renatasluis's Avatar
renatasluis renatasluis is online now
Sugar Rush
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: the netherlands
Posts: 793
Default

O yeah.love it.but in the netherlands we dont have much cold winters.
Now there is a iceskatingplace for four weeks in our town
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-17-2015, 09:40 PM
Suzs's Avatar
Suzs Suzs is offline
Sweet Tart
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 409
Default

I figure skated lots as a kid. The precision teams were my favourite part. We take our kids about once a week or so all winter to either the local indoor or outdoor rink. I really don't follow the competition on tv anymore, just not enough time in a day...
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-18-2015, 10:59 PM
icindi's Avatar
icindi icindi is offline
Sweet Talker
 
profile gallery send pm
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,474
Default

We used to skate on the local pond as kids. My husband plays ice hockey and he builds and ice rink in our backyard every weekend. He builds a frame, lines it with a tarp and fills it with water from a creek in our yard. Then we wait for it to freeze. Some years we only get a couple days of skating, some years we get 2 months. This winter is not looking good so far! We have 4 teenage boys and they all ice skate and play hockey on our rink, too.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All Creative Content 2007 SweetShoppeDesigns

Making your memories sweeter

Copyright 2016 Sweet Shoppe Designs The Sweetest Digital Scrapbooking Site on the Web | Site by Lilac Creative