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Roller Dance and Session Skating Forum Discussions about roller dancing, jamskating, rexing, rink session skating, dance circle skating, and similar types of recreational indoor and outdoor skate dancing .

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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default First day at new rink jitters

First day jitters do you ever had that feeling when going into a new rink or session.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yes!
Being a creature of habit, I find it tough to go to a new rink. I don't have my usual booth, my usual amazing friends, or any knowledge of the rinks rules. Don't even get me started on skating surface conditions and nasty bathrooms! Deep breath....you are not alone.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Yep. Get that way every time I go to a new "to me" rink. I love it when the home crowd tries to put on their best act to show me up and I give them that "I`m not impressed" look lol. Then they find out that I don`t jam, I don`t shuffle as good as they hoped BUT when they get blistered in the fast skate they find out I ain`t all that bad after all, then we all get along lol
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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nope, i own every place go to, whether it's the first time or not i have been there.

complete confidence, not stuck up attitude. i too like to see the locals bump up their game and see what they got.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #5
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I must admit I do get a few butterflies when I first start (whether familiar or not). They disappear once I hit the floor.

I've never looked at other skaters to see if I was better or made it a challenge of skill and ability- not even when I was a teen. I would look at the different styles to see what appealed to me and incorporate what I liked into my tool belt. I try to avoid being a one trick pony. Speed was never that appealing. It was more interesting to consider style and control. Don't get me wrong - when going backward I enjoyed a fast pace.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #6
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First day jitters do you ever had that feeling when going into a new rink or session.
I love to visit new-to-me venues. We have 5 rinks within 50 mi. Only one I haven't tried yet. Theres an art rink just over 50 that I want to visit too. Went all the way 600 mi to Nebraska once (was actually picking up my Mom's electric piano for my daughter). The USA Today said the Omaha's rink was in the top ten. Had to stop. It was awesome.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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nope, i own every place go to, whether it's the first time or not i have been there.

complete confidence, not stuck up attitude. i too like to see the locals bump up their game and see what they got.
Ditto, its the Oregon way. You skate like you've been at the new rink forever. Jaws drop and thumbs go up.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 03:11 AM   #8
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Not too much. When I skated speed in my teens, it was normal to skate a new rink every month for competitions.

Until the last couple months, I had only skated one rink in my return to skating. Now that I've branched out to more of the local rinks (and more than one session a week), I'm even more confident than before.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 04:33 AM   #9
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Hi Donald, Others,

Geez, great that this was pulled up top.

I actually have loved new rinks that I have never skated.

It is the sense of anticipation, the sense of someone is going to be HOT. Or So HOT they are sizzling. You are going to show your stuff, and they will show their skating stuff. And quite often I have found a high level performer.

So NO, Only excitement/anticipation and no fear.

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Hi Donald, Others,

Geez, great that this was pulled up top.

I actually have loved new rinks that I have never skated.

It is the sense of anticipation, the sense of someone is going to be HOT. Or So HOT they are sizzling. You are going to show your stuff, and they will show their skating stuff. And quite often I have found a high level performer.

So NO, Only excitement/anticipation and no fear.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave
Perfect!!! That's a more accurate description of what I feel. "Anticipation and Excitement". I've called this "Butterflies".
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