My name is Stephanie and I live in Pennsylvania. I am 15 years old and I am really into skating. I have wanted to start skating since I was 7, but my mom thought it was just a little phase. Now after 8 years she has realized it isn't. I plan on hiring a coach to take me from basic skills and beyond. I will be skating around 12 hours a week. I am a fast learner. I am currently a ballet student. Will that help any in my skating. My question is I want to be a competitive skater, am I too old to start? Please answer!