Santa brought our family ice skates for Christmas. I am 39 and haven’t skated since I was 14, and even then I was bad. But I want to be a fun mom and take my little girl ice-skating this winter, and in winters to come as well.
So, I’ve signed up for skating lessons. But I’m terrified! I’m not coordinated, not in very good shape AT ALL, and I’m about 40 pounds overweight. I’m really worried about (a) hurting myself, (b) embarrassing myself, and © having trouble getting up off the ice after every fall.
Is there any way to learn to skate without falling? The skates I (oops I mean Santa) bought are just figure skates, I wasn’t going to invest in a really expensive pair. I have knee pads and elbow pads too. I figure I’ll wear snowpants to give me an illusion of insulation when I fall.
The other people in the class started in September - I am a latecomer. It’s at a big arena where there will be lots of other people, and I am freaking out about the whole thing. Help please!