Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
The most important thing about skating is that it teaches you to do the things you should do before you do the things you want to do.
Be YOU. Don't be someone else. YOU are a unique individual. Be proud... rock it loud.
And I love what I do and I love skating.
Skating is in my heart, not my head
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition.
I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
It's everything for me. Without figure skating, I am nothing.
I just try to touch people's hearts in a way through skating, so they're not just witnessing a performance, they're feeling a performance and they're a part of it.
I think skating helped me find myself.
My life path has been a blessing and a great learning experience. Skateboarding is my passion and I don't see that changing. When I'm not skating, I love to surf. I'm open to the new experiences and opportunities.
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
If skating got into the Olympics, I would be tempted to hold off on shredding for a year and just skate, to make that my new goal. In that sport, I'm still the underdog.
Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.
When I was younger, I always dreamed of being a legend, to be remembered in figure skating.
When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
At school I fought sometimes. Kids were saying that figure skating is sport for the girls. Then I had to prove them wrong.
I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus.
Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we're not America's sweetheart.
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.
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