Skating was one of my passions as a youth. I had a dream to become a famous figure skater, but as a child I didn't have the opportunity to follow that dream. My life as a figure skater ended on the public outdoor rink one Winter. Life went on and I didn't put on a pair of figure skates until November, 2015, over 30 years later.
I purchased a $4.99 pair from a thrift store and tried my skill at the local indoor ice arena. It wasn't long until I figured out that this was going to take some..ok..a lot of work. I researched some "better" skates and purchased those. I have been regularly skating at the rink and I am up to one foot spins as of two days ago. It's a lot of fun. Figure skating is a life long sport. A have met a few ladies at our local rink and are aged 54 to 71. They are out there jumping and spinning. Age is just a number.
I remember watching movies with Sonja Henie (1912-1969). She was a Hollywood Starlet from the 1930's - 1950's. She made movies showcasing her figure skating talent such as "One in a Million" in 1936 and "Iceland" in 1942 as well as "It's a pleasure" in 1945. I watch her dance, flow and jump across the ice with such ease. I see her vintage skates and wonder how she did it without killing herself on the ice. They don't make starlet's like her anymore. She was so talented in such a unique way. Old Hollywood had it right!!
|Sonja Henie (1912-1969)|
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