I should carry Learn to Skate brochures with me for the number of times adults (and kids) have approached me in a public session while I'm lap skating or just tooling around in the center.
If they ask me for tips the most I'll say is "bend your knees." But then I say:
"The rink has a Learn to Skate program. It's very inexpensive."
And you know something, the adults invariably say some variation of this:
"Oh, I couldn't learn to skate."
What I want to say is: