Outsiders see figure skating as
|OMG! OLEM- PIKS!|
Outsiders see skating as "entertainment"
Skaters see it as "a program"
(Mike Kirby was one of the founders of ISI.
A Manley woman podcast with his son David Kirby
has some interesting US skating history)Insiders see it "for everyone"
Ice tourists base their idea of skating on their experience of public skate:
Skaters see it as practice, practice, practice....and learn to live with pain.....
And finally, outsiders see skaters at "sparkly little princesses"
But we KNOW....WE.ARE.ATHLETES!