I’ve been skating for over 9 years and I’ve seen the best skaters in the world skate. I’ve watched them take their dreams and reach for the stars and I’ve seen them get destroyed. Most skaters, when they were young, had a dream and thought that they could make it. Some of them had even made it to the Olympics. I’ve seen their dreams fall away like a dream.
This is especially true for me. I started skating when I was 7 and Ive skated my entire life. Ive skated the National Skating Championships more times than Ive seen any of my family members skate. Ive skated at the US National Championships more times than my best friend will ever skate. And Ive skated at the Olympics more times than my best friend will ever skate. Ive skated at every major world championships since I started skating.
In the video, Ive seen rdv’s Olympic dream come crashing down. It’s really hard to believe. The fact is rdv has been skating for 16 years. This is not a dream to skate at the Olympics. This is a dream to skate at the Olympics and win medals. Even if rdv doesn’t win the gold, he might earn the silver. And thats just the beginning of my rdv journey.
Ive skated at every world championships in the last 16 years, and Ive skated at every winter championships since I started skating. Ive done all the rdv stuff Ive wanted to. However, my true passion in the future is to win the rdv world championship. Ive been training every day for the past 3 months to do just that.
A sports complex in a city. With such a thing, can you really afford not to try it? I think most people would say no, but you should try it.
I believe that the world is at its best when there are people dedicated to it. Even if you don’t consider yourself a world champion, you should still try to make the most of your time on the ice.
This is something I’ve been saying to myself over and over again since I was in the 4th grade. You know, you have to try to build a competitive skating program yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, you still have to train hard and try to get better.
This is also the time in your life when it’s okay to say no. There will be people who will tell you that you shouldnt do this, that it’s not really your style, that you are a bad skater. But then there are new people who will come along and show you videos of people like Scott Sanderson and Alex Stoll who have been doing it for years, and they are amazing. If you are willing to try, go for it then.
You know what is amazing? It seems like no matter how bad you do, there will always be people who support you, and I bet that’s the difference between the people who are telling you to fail and those who are showing you the way. I am always amazed at the support that I receive, whether I’m doing well or not, and it doesn’t matter if its something I’ve always done or something new that I’ve learned to do.
I am always amazed at the good people who show up to practice, whether it has to do with their skills or just someone who shows up to help. I also am amazed at the way the community is built around the sport. I really admire everyone who takes the time to skate, whether it is just once a week or once a month, or the way it can change a person, or the way it can make people laugh or cry.