I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.— Wayne Gretzky
Interesting Skate quotations
I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.
Roller-skating and ice-skating are two different things - I found that out the hard way.
Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
I started out Ice skating with Holiday On Ice and just got offered the part of R2 by chance.
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.
Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates
I didn't lose the gold. I won the silver.
Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
Ice skating is very difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. It's fun, but you are there on the ice every morning freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks.
I was just ice skating. I had no concept of that. In those days you couldn't see the judges. I was this little person on the ice and they were just people that would stand around the boards.
Hurricane Katrina exposed the harsh reality that we have been skating on thin ice when it comes to this country's energy concentrations on the Gulf Coast.
I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it competitively or at a professional level. Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.
Literally falling on the ice and having to pick yourself up in front of thousands of people is not an easy thing to do. The thing that you learn is to pick yourself back up, to learn from your mistakes.
High sticking, tripping, slashing, spearing, charging, hooking, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct, interference, roughing......everything else is just figure skating.
People would say, 'Girls don't play hockey. Girls don't skate.' I would say, 'Watch this.'
I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn't have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world.
Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.
Skating is now retro and hip.
And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
Figure skating has been a great influence for me.
I took dance at the School of American Ballet, which helped my own skating. And whether you are a skater or a dancer, without sounding narcissistic, it is all about looking in the mirror.
You see a hockey player, you'd never know he's a professional athlete.
But you put the skates on him, and he becomes a beast.
I played everything. I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field. I was a big believer that you played hockey in the winter and when the season was over you hung up your skates and you played something else.
If you wonder where your child left his roller skates, try walking around the house in the dark.
A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.
Doing shows is always a side of skating that I've loved, it's the performing.
I get to do that without the pressure, it's always fun between the skaters and the preparation, the show is always so much fun.
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
And I love what I do and I love skating.
It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice-skate.
I love the fact that there is now a skate park in almost every city, but it will always have a rebellious/underground edge to it because it is based on individuality.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television.
It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail.
We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis.
Vert skating was the kind of skating that was done in pools, where you could get airborne and be weightless. The other style, which is what I did, was called free style, which was tricks you could do on flat ground.
Any eyes on me - a late-night street sweeper, some dude texting in his parked car, the homeless guy talking to himself - make me feel uncomfortable when I skate. Everyone expects me to do certain things.