I've been off the ice for nearly 3 years. Yesterday, with the approval of my physical therapist, and a Canadian physician I skated for 30 minutes! ( Sorry medical issues are off-topic.)
And just to make it clear, the Doc had the nicest pair of hockey legs I've ever seen in doctor whites. I mean 'kiss kiss' good looking. When he told me to raise my legs as high I could--I told him to 'stand back' (because doctors don't expect 70 year old women to be able to kick their chins off if they stand too close). And he said, "Yes you are a figure skater." Damn right.
Anyway, on the ice I did some lap skating, two foot turn back, two foot turn forward, and two spins forward and backward.