My First Figure Skating Camp
Growing up as a teen in my neighborhood, there was a lot of pressure to be something else than a figure skater, but I had my eyes set on this particular dream of mine. Watching a movie as a kid that had figure skating in it was my motivation also to want to do this. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen as a kid and since then I knew what I wanted to do with my life. It is not a lot of kids that get to know what they want to be when they are adults when they are that young.
I was lucky enough to realize my dream when I was young enough, and I have always strived to live it no matter what. The support that I have had from my parents has been overwhelming, and I feel like they are my favorite superheroes even though they wear no capes. They made sure that I attended a school that had this type of lessons and I was one of the happiest kids in that school am sure. It is one of those moments in your life when the thought of actually being what you dream of might be true is a reality. I loved my time in that school, and I will always treasure the moments I had there.
The best summer holiday that has been extremely fun as well as full of learning that I can recall is one that I had when I was still a teen. I didn’t know that my parents had gotten me a spot at this figure skating camp that was one of the most prestigious in the country. I was in tears just seeing the joy on their faces as they shared with me this news. I was packing, and the camp was a week away, but I could not wait to be there. On the fateful day of departure, it was all tears, but when I got top that place and saw how great it was, I had forgotten home in a second.
The place was just what I had expected and more
The best part about it was the fact that there were talented kids there that I had never known existed. The other great part that I got to learn about this place was that half of the kids that had ever come to his camp were either professionals now earning lots of money in their respective fields of figure skating and a quarter of those had represented the country in the Olympics.
I got to share a room with this huge kid, but she was cool. I wondered how she managed to skate given that this is mostly done by skinny people. I saw her reading some magazine some other time, and the title just took me by surprise. It read special types of lozenges for shedding inches. That was one of the catchiest lines that I had ever seen, and I would call her that from then on.
We became best of friends, and she taught me a lot despite what we were taught that summer. There were competitions too where we’d get to win lots of trophies and the final one where the winner would get tickets to see the next winter Olympics and attend the figure skating competitions and see what goes on there and what is required for you to be a champion. Although I did not win that competition, I came in fourth, and that was an achievement considering the fact that most of the kids who won had come to that camp several times in their lives while it was my first time.
Figure skating is one of the most beautiful things that you can see someone doing, and the fact that I get to do it is just one of the best things that could ever happen to me. I have had a few injuries here and there, but nothing has been serious of yet. The thought of twisting your ankle and having to give this all up is just unbearable. That is why I make sure that I consistently train and this way I can always be healthy and more experienced so that I never have to give this up.