People would ask me why I was doing what I was doing - but I always told them that I just loved to skate. There was no other explanation.
I get to see the different sides of skating now which involves not only competing, but entertainment.
There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.
My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing.
One of the things I like best about the Halloween show is that I change outfits about six times in the show. It is a lot of fun to play the different characters.
I think it's a lot harder for the pros to have a long career in ice dance and in pairs. It seems the singles have a little bit of a longer career.
My life has been a whirlwind since the '94 Olympics.
I took group lessons at a rink near my home. We first had to learn how to stand up on the ice wearing skates. Eventually we learned to move forward, but soon found out that it was not that easy to stop! So that was our next important lesson.
But it seems that the judging maybe they shouldn't at least see the practices all week long. That can taint the way they go into the judging and the outlook of what's going to happen, instead of just watching those four minutes and judging on those minutes alone.
Even now I can't describe why I love skating so much.
It was never about winning medals or being famous.
People are really sick of seeing the winner not win and what the public thinks should happen.
Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me.
I do not have any pets. We travel too much.
I was thrilled one year when I was younger when not only did my brothers get hockey sticks for Christmas - but I did too!
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