When I skate with the 'kids' in one LTS group (they're all 13-ish) the coach puts us in back crossovers in the center for the warm up.
THEY DON'T Look BACK
I can't tell you how terrifying it is, to be going backwards in a circle with kids who are skating fast (with poor edge control, not enough knee bend, stiff crossovers always in a near death click of death) and paying no attention to anything.
I'm slow. Yes I acknowledge it, but I'm 68 and cut me some slack. I look over my shoulder so I don't run into the person behind me, but I have to worry about the person in front of me running into me.
This can lead to a cascading event, where one skater runs into the one behind them, and then the one that gets hits, hits the one behind them...and so on.
Causing a Cascading Event
The Kids Will Bounce back up
My Fear For Myself?
Yes, I Chicken out and get away from them.
But Dah-ham I look good when I do!