My Skating Memories—I WILL NOT QUIT!

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.


With the British Olympic team Skaters after skate camp last summer

We would like to thank Wightlink for their continued support, Ryde Town Council for their generous grant, Ryde Rotary Club and Ryde Slide for their donations and all those helping us to try to save Ryde Arena for our community.

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