"I love to jump, spin, perform, and compete. I love the feeling when you glide. I love my friends and coach."
"It seems like this is what I'm meant to do. My favorite part of skating is waiting for the nutcracker (the reason I first started to skate) and then performing in the nutcracker. I never grow tired or bored of skating, but each time I get to go to the rink - it's always exciting and fun."
"Ice skates just feel comfortable like regular shoes and I feel happy on the ice."
"I skate because it is my passion. It challenges me both mentally and physically and allows me to express myself in many ways. I skate simply because I love it!"
"I like the wind in my face and swoosh sound of my skates. I feel free on the ice and it is fun to learn new moves and programs."
"When I'm on the ice, it makes me happy."
"There's no other feeling like being in front of a crowd doing what you were born to do. I love how skating combines athleticism with artistry. When I lace up my skates I escape into my own world and transform into the character I am portraying."
"I LIKE it. It motivates me to be better in everything."
"I love it!!! It's very graceful and beautiful and it's a really unique sport. It makes me feel special."