Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
... younger sibs who are forced to endure countless hours in the rink.
Quote Originally Posted by skatedreamer View Post
Do you mean that sibs get stuck @ the rink while bro/sis practices so that the sibs can't do their own stuff? If so, sounds like countless hours of therapy in the making.
OTOH, another phenomenon is that some elite skaters started taking their very first lessons because they were hanging around the rink anyway as an older sibling trained. And then it turned out that only the younger sib really stuck with the sport and continued on to a notable career.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC, Jason Brown and his older sister are examples of this scenario. (And I'm sure that I have read/heard of several other examples, although off the top of my head, I don't remember exactly who.)
I think that Jason also is one of the elite skaters who has said that they were drawn to the ice because they looked up to an older sib and wanted to emulate her/him.

As always, thx for starting the thread, Mrs. P.