I have taken “learn to skate” classes a couple of times, both as a child and as a (young) adult. I have no physical disabilities (I do walk funny because one of my legs is slightly shorter than the other), and I can do other things requiring athletic skill (I played high school basketball, for example; I also taught myself how to swim).
Why the hell can’t I learn to skate? Does anyone else have this problem? It’s embarrassing to be near a public ice rink in the winter, watching both TODDLERS and SENIOR CITIZENS skate circles around me. I can barely stand up on the damn things, let alone push myself forward/glide along.