Thousands of people will say that figure skating is a GREAT! sport. But what makes this unique ice game so great and worth your time? That question is exactly what we will tackle in this article.
Webster’s Dictionary defines great as”remarkable in level, size, or effectiveness.” Skating is truly remarkable in the degree of detail it can be pursued, breathtaking at the size of things one must learn, and extremely effective in building character.
“Skating is about discipline. It teaches much more than spins and jumps. It educates about coping with the twists and turns of life, also.” -Alison Scott, mother of Jeremy Abbot, two time U.S. National Champion
How you deal with these falls is the way you succeed. You cannot look back, or feel sorry that you dropped, you just got to get up and keep going. You need to get up and try again. This is the reason I love figure skating.” -Casey Yee
Skating permits you to possess a unique set of skills. You can do things that only a small fraction of a single percent of people in the world can do. It is so rewarding to dedicate yourself day after day, year after year to build skills that others couldn’t even comprehend of doing quickly.
I feel like I can accomplish anything today. I feel like I will never be in harder scenarios than I have already gone through. It is a crucible.
You learn how to set and work towards goals. Achieve them and reset them higher.
When you fail, you know it quickly. Your life becomes practice for the Ultimate Success Formula of learning from errors, making adjustments, and moving ahead. Skaters do not have a”padded room” life. You can become so powerful emotionally, mentally.
Most will not dig into the recesses of their mind to maximize its abilities like good skaters will. Is the average man as aware of negative thoughts and have they learned to listen?
They won’t ever know what it feels to have control over their body as you do.
You learn how to deal with stress and acting in front of and audience. Can assist with public speaking and work circumstances. You get used to standing on your own.
To be helpful, it demands a whole lot of time and sacrifice. If you are a competitive skater, you know that you can’t do everything other kids your age do. Do I regret not going to all the parties, etc? No way.
Constantly being pushed outside your comfort zone. Everyday you have to strive to be your best.
Opting to focus all your energies on something. It becomes something that you take ownership of. Greatness in any pursuit only occurs with this ingredient.
No other sport combines that artistic and physical requirements of skating.
There’s always something else to learn, someone who’s far better than you.
It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
You learn to take care of physical pain and discomfort. Injuries are a frequent hurdle.
Skating students are used to working hard and they do not expect everything to be easy. You will need to do really hard things with a smile.
Perseverance: understanding that you might have to do something a thousand times until you get it and stepping down the street and doing it anyways.
You learn to do things even if you don’t wish to do them. The lesson learned is that you are not run only by your emotions.
Skating teaches you that you can not control everything that happens to you in life, no matter how hard you work on it. Maybe you step on a loose ice processor on the ice. A skater’s balance needs to be so fine tuned to complete certain elements that although you’ve landed a jump a thousand times before you sometimes fall.
You get familiar with uncertainty and keep moving forward although you don’t know exact how it’s going to end.
There are untold advantages of day dreaming, visualization, and seeing your future in your mind’s eye. These are all things that competitive skaters do.
Freedom! Where else can one glide with speed, jump into the air, look at the world in a lean and not fall over. There’s nothing like it!
All of the different times I’d sneak in my homework while riding in the car or during lunch at school.