Great idea! We seem to have to many new people visiting this board and so many new or returning skaters!
But there are many reasons for us to go to the rink - this poll only gives the option of choosing one - any way to open it up so I can check off more choices?
I'm an adult skater who skated as a kid and came back when I was around 34 - that was 24 years ago!
In the meantime I have taken some dance tests starting where I left off as a kid with the Pre-silver dances (having failed them at 14, retook them at 35!), some Moves and Figures tests, become a US Figure Skating judge (Silver Singles and Pairs test judge - just submitted my application materials for Gold Dance test judge) am an avid skating fan (having attended Nationals and World Championships, etc. a few times and worked as a volunteer) and have been an organizer and chairperson for the "All Figures Open Competition" here in Portland, OR.
So the reasons I go to the rink are:
2. keep working on skills so as to not completely lose them
3. Stay in the "bubble" so that I can what is going on in the skating world
4. Constant and continual learning about skating so that I can be a better judge both by doing critiques, learning from my coach(es) and sharing with fellow skaters - adults and "non-adults"!
5. Socializing with skaters and skating parents, rink staff, etc.
I'm sure there is more to it than that but I like to encourage anyone who is thinking about coming back to skating to JUST DO IT!!