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    never ceases to fascinate me. I call it ice ballet. I've been enjoying watching it for about an hour. Those complicated jumps, rotation axels and graceful gliding routines are a marvel to behold, and I never tire of the experience of viewing these programs. The costumes are exquisite and the music is moving. Anyone else find professional figure skating mesmerizing? I can't imagine the amount of work and practice that goes into such lovely performances. The dedication and determination that's required to pull them off so well and make them look so easy is in itself incredible. Love it!
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    Especially when I step out onto the ice myself and can barely stand lol. It's pretty amazing what they can do standing on two blades.
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    I can only imagine what kind of time and dedication it would take to get to this level. and like Nautilus I would be flat on my back pretty fast.
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    I was one of the lucky kids to grow up in a town that had an ice skating rink that was managed by volunteer fire fighters and spent many happy hours at the rink. But I never came remotely close to the grace and beautiful demonstrated by ice dancers of the professional level.

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    I've never even seen an ice skating rink before.
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    I've never even seen an ice skating rink before.
    I don't suppose they are a big draw in Texas, at least outdoor rinks
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    I've never even seen an ice skating rink before.
    I bet you'd be fun to watch, just make sure you start with hockey skates. Did you ever roller skate or roller blade?

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    We used to roller skate when we were kids, alot

    There's a mall in Houston that sets up an ice rink during the holidays, but I've never seen it...the wife and kids have skated on it a few times
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    Loved to skate as a kid. We also had a rink nearby but the best skating we had was at a quarry we could walk to. Back then at least they didn't have anyone there on the weekends. We would often just slide down a mound of gravel to get into the back of the place and there were several areas to skate. The guys went to a lower level to play hockey and the girls stayed on the top level. There were shallow pond areas and even an area that was like a winding lane. No going around in circles like at the rink. It was a blast.

    I watched a lot of the professional skating years ago when people like Scott Hamilton, Kristie Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Katarina Witt and Nancy Kerrigan were around. Not familiar with anyone skating today.

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    We had a roller rink in a nearby town for awhile, until it closed down. We would go there and rent roller skates and skate on their floor, which was fun, but we never had any ice skating rinks nearby. Local bands would play to school dances at the roller rink. It was kind of a multi-use facility, until it went out altogether. Seems things like that just don't last, as community support wanes and people focus their interests elsewhere.
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