|"Is there anyone skating wildly? Are there divots in the
lutz circles? What's that 5 year old doing?
Is it safe? Do I feel good?
Am I ready to move out in the middle?
However, other skaters at the rink know I've started one foot back spins and they want to see me out in the middle. This is the side of peer pressure that timid skaters fear. Really? You're going to make me do something for my own good?
I stopped next to two of my rink's two gold skaters to say hi towards the end of practice, and one said, "Show us your one foot spin." The other one sweetly agrees.
I look longingly at the dasher boards. "I'm still at the boards. I'm still unsteady." Won't they let me go over there?
The first skater spreads out her arms. "We'll be the boards."
The other skater laughs and spreads her arms out too.
Then the silver dance rink guard slides up. "Hey, is this a group hug?"
The others explain and SHE spreads out her arms.
|Ladies and gentleskaters, mobile dasher boards
But, hey other than that, ONE FOOT SPIN IN THE MIDDLE! SPIN IN THE MIDDLE!
(And I did it one more time, then decided to quit while ahead)
(And I didn't fall!