Lyne and Philippe on the ice rink of the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas cruise ship
Partner ice dance figure skating is a wholesome form of exercise for the mind and the body, and is very learnable by adults, with a sustained effort.
Figure skating is commonly seen as a sport full of jumps and spins, for preteen girls, that only a few with extraordinary talent pursue beyond their teens. And the initial push and enthusiasm end for all of them, except for those competing for the Olympics, or those who become professional coaches.
However, here I am presenting a totally different perspective: it is also an excellent sport for adults, especially for men, and especially once you reach a level where you can start skating with a partner, and when you can make it become for you ice dance figure skating.
I’m 48 years old and over the last 2 Saturdays, I passed my first 8 tests in figure skating.
On the one hand, it went really well, I passed 5 of the 8 tests with honors.
On the other hand, it’s not easy to go through the process of being evaluated as an adult.
These tests were the culmination of considerable sustained efforts, and I’m proud and happy of my accomplishment.