I first started skating because of my mum, she used to ice skate when she was young but then her rink closed, just like mine.
The first time I went on ice I was six years old, I COULD NOT stand up at all! My mum had to literally carry me because my legs were like jelly. When I first decided I wanted to go ice skating it took me a long time to convince my parents to take me again.
Three Christmas' ago we went to Winchester Market and I begged my mum to let me go on the rink, finally she said 'yes'. Mum and dad saw how much I loved it and agreed I could start having lessons.
I remember my first skating lesson, it was supposed to be with Tom but he forgot and I was so upset I started crying! Later my mum got in touch with Terri who's my brilliant coach now. Terri said I was the fastest skater to complete my levels 1-10 she had ever taught!
I love ice skating, it's the most important part of my life.
I WILL NOT QUIT!
With the British Olympic team Skaters after skate camp last summer