I absolutely detest skating on public skating sessions. When I figure skated, I never set foot on a public session - and for good reason - as I was reminded tonight, when I made the mistake of attempting to skate on a public session.
Of course, I have little choice these days, if I want to skate; however, I wondered as I battled my way around the rink dodging "ankle biters", out of control teenangers and wannabe hockey players if it was worth it. After a frustrating 15 minutes, I decided no it wasn't and packed it in. Not much of a skate, I will grant you, but the frustration I felt was not really worth the effort either. I decided if I can't enjoy my time out there, then why be there?
The solution would be to attend an adult oriented session; but, unfortunatley my work schedule usually interferes with any of these sessions as they are usually scheduled for early afternoons or mornings. It's a drag.
Well, at least I know I can still skate! Short and sweet as it was - it was great to be out on the ice. I miss my figure skating days and my carefree days of youth, when I had the time to indulge in skating. If only I had a time machine!!!!!