How Old is Too Late to Ice Skate?
“When I was about 5-years-old, I was going to be a doctor, a ballerina, and an ice-skater. Always a multi-tasker, this triple-career plan seemed totally doable. I started things off with ballet lessons and some doctoring of my younger siblings and stuffed animals. For the ice skating, I was limited to studying the skaters I saw on TV, which in the 1980s meant my idols were Katarina Witt, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Scott Hamilton, and local favorite Rosalynn Sumners…
Every time I’ve talked to someone about the chance to come down to the rink to skate with their family and friends, or even just watch, I’ve seen a little twinkle in their eye. What is normally a dreary time in the northwest, when we all retreat to our cozy homes and hibernate until spring Arts Walk, suddenly has the possibility of some magic to it. Our inner five-year-olds are ready to get out on the ice, grab hands with a friend, and fly and spin and maybe fall.”
How Old is Too Late to Ice Skate? Never.