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    Anyone Else Just Skating For Fun?

    Anyone else out there just skating for "fun"? It seems like everyone on the rink is training for Nats/Adult Nats/Tests etc... I think I may be the only one at my rink who is a "practice skater." Is there anyone else, or is everyone competiting (or hoping to)?

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    I take tests and enter competitions when it's convenient -- for fun. I also practice some skills that I enjoy practicing but would not need for any tests or competitions in the immediate future.

    I don't have enough money or competitive drive to focus my skating on achieving results.

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    I admire you for getting out there and preforming.
    So...you would be someone who, generally, is a practice skater, (but competes/tests occasionally).
    Maybe I should have worded it differently. I didn't mean to imply that the "testing/competition" skaters weren't having fun.

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    I skate for fun. But testing helps me improve my skills.

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    Yes, I think most skaters test in order to compete (since they have to) or to have a standard to train up to (as you do). Also, if you have a coach, he/she probably encourages it.

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    Also, if you have a coach, he/she probably encourages it.
    I'm coachless now, but my recent coach introduced the idea of testing and let me decide what I wanted to do and when. No pushing. I just like the challenge of testing. I haven't competed yet, but that would be up to me too.

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