Worst one, step on the ice with your blade guards on. I made it to year four before I stepped on the ice with my soakers on. Fortunately, I always hold on to the door jamb when I'm stepping onto the ice and didn't fall. I've heard stories of this happening to elite skaters at high level competitions. Barring video, I'm disinclined to believe it. Aren't their coaches with them every step of the way? And wouldn't the gate staff point it out? Regular skaters, sure I can see it. In fact at Aspen I saw it happen three times in one day! Altitude and Fatigue.
Most embarassing one, showing up at a competition without your skates. Mmmm, never competed so I never did this. However, I've heard from people who have done this. Me, the worst I've done is drive to the rink without my skates for a freestyle session. And then drove home 5 seconds after I opened the back door of the car and saw it was empty.
I suppose I have bad costume choices in my future. And other things.
And in my past I have bad choices too.
Oh yeah, I thought Nixon was cute.
|Not this one|
|Pandering to my UK readers there ;-)|