Personal Narrative: My Personal Experience Of Ice Skating

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It all started after my friend’s party, where we all went ice skating for her 9th birthday. It was my first ever time stepping onto the ice, a long time before my life revolved around the sport. Even though I had never skated before, my friends and their parents told me that I stood out compared to the other girls.
After I realised how much I enjoyed it, my mum decided to sign me up for the learn to skate program, where I progressed through the levels and soon learnt the basics of ice skating. After completing all the levels, I got a coach and also decided to join the synchronised skating team for my level. I decided to start competing but for the first few years I never really came out top and looking back it was mostly to do with my confidence.
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Not only was I travelling abroad without my family for the first time but was very nervous as it was the biggest competition in the season. The lead up to the completion was very tiring and hard. Some days we were on the ice at 4:45am (before school) and other days we didn’t finish training until 11pm. On top of all the extra training hours, I had to tackle all my school work as I had exams in less than a month away so I was extremely tired and stressed. It was a very long exhausting few weeks with no sleep and constant sore and tired muscles. Apart from all the tedious training, going to Colorado Springs was an amazing experience, it was so overwhelming and I enjoyed every minute of it. However, I did get very nervous as in the official practice which was the day before the competition started, I was dropped from a group lift and hurt my leg and hip. I remember the aching pain I was in whilst being in the physio room many times, literary having bags of ice taped to my leg for hours and having to applying cream to relive the pain. I was quite upset as when it first happened, it hurt to walk, and during off ice practice I had to sit out and watch as one of the reserves took my place, I was scared that I would not be able to skate in the competition. However, although it was still sore, I managed to skate the competition. Stepping out into the enormous arena which was packed full of people and being live on worldwide TV was so overwhelming, my legs were shaking as I took my first few glides onto the ice. Once I was on the ice I got over my nerves as I knew we were there to just have fun and skate our

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