100+ Best Ice Skating Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational ice skating quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Ice Skating Quotes

My coaches have told me my muscles and body structure are perfect for skating. — Kim Yuna

I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice, that’s what I’m meant to do. — Clara Hughes

Luckily, I discovered ice skating when I was eight and a half years old. There were two wonderful ponds within walking distance of my house. After all the physical activity the summer provided, I craved movement in the cold of winter. I had no skates, so Mom stuffed socks into my brother’s old ones. — Dorothy Hamill

I begged my mom to let me start skating. — Debi Thomas

When I was in fourth grade, my family, we used to always go to the roller skating rink. There was this cute boy there that I liked. It kind of influenced me to keep going. — Allison Baver

There are two indoor skating rinks in Polk County, and both of them are in Urbandale. Can we all agree that we don’t need any more ice? — Chuck Goodman

My parents are very good parents and have already said that they will look after me until the end of my skating career. — Patrick Chan

She has represented our country and the sport of figure skating so well for 12 years. — Michael Rolnick

When I was young, many people didn’t know what figure skating was. Some who knew of it thought of it as dancing on ice. But, as I entered international competitions and got good results, many people got to know more about it and came to cheer for me. — Kim Yuna

We were in a rut. We’ve just got to play our game, get back to the way we were. We’re skating now, moving our feet. All three of us are back in the groove now. We’re supporting each other well. — Dany Heatley

That’s what amateur skating is about, technical expertise, and it should always stay that way. — Brian Boitano

What this demonstrates is that Iraq is really skating on the edge of chaos, that things can go very bad very quickly. — E. B. White

For me, skateboarding is a lifestyle. I really don’t know anything different. My life revolves around skating. If I wasn’t a professional skateboarder, I’d still be skating every day. — Ryan Sheckler

When I was little, I had never really expected to win such a big competition. For a long time, just skating in the Olympics had been my goal because not many Koreans had done it. — Kim Yuna

I’ve got this thing with skating and school – to see how much I can accomplish. — Debi Thomas

Any time skating was featured in a video game, I ate it up. So around 1997-98, I was shopping this video game idea. I was weighing my options when I went to Activision, but when I saw what they were working on, I said, ‘This is exactly what I’d love to be involved with,’ and following that gut reaction was hugely successful. — Tony Hawk

Competitions make me nervous. When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating and not, ‘I have to do this to win.’ I forget it is a competition. — Katarina Witt

And I love what I do and I love skating. — Nancy Kerrigan

I grew up in Canada, man – we all had rinks in our backyards because we’d ice down the grass with a hose and build a skating rink. — Tatiana Maslany

When we skate like that for three periods, we’re extremely happy. We had tendencies earlier in the year to slow down or take a period off. (Tuesday) we skated hard all three periods and got all four lines involved. When we’re skating (like that) teams don’t know our first line from our fourth. — Joe Papin

It was always so nice to step away from figure skating and school with hockey. To this day I’m still a huge fan. — Charlie White

Yu Na Kim, Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner – all these girls can do triple-triples in their sleep, and they have the skating skills and the spins and the rest of the technical jumps. So I have to have that as well if I want to be able to call myself ‘competitive’ against them. And when I say ‘competitive,’ I mean I want to win. — Ashley Wagner

And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well. — Scott Hamilton

Skating isn’t about the medals or the results. I love what I do. It’s much more fun to win, but you cannot every time. — Carolina Kostner

I watch a lot of professional skating, and I am really looking forward to going to nationals. — Debi Thomas

To me, figure skating is an art form, and that’s what I always try to bring in, even to my competitive programs. — Johnny Weir

I love how my sport reaches out to people with the music and story lines, the glory of standing up for three or four minutes of tough, arduous, gravity-defying skating and all the stuff that goes with it. — Kurt Browning

I started out Ice skating with ‘Holiday On Ice’ and just got offered the part of R2 by chance. — Kenny Baker

We want to put our mark on the sport and push pairs figure skating to next level. — John Baldwin

We’re going to have to play solid in both games. We’re going to have to really be skating a strong game we need solid efforts from everybody. We need everybody to play their role and play within their ability as a team. — Jackie Barto

In my teen years leading up to the Olympics, I loved having the excuse to skip out on parties because of skating. Partying wasnt my thing anyway. Mostly I hung out with other skaters. We were all buddies, so its not like I missed out on socializing. I was really enjoying myself. — Dorothy Hamill

When I grew up we had gym at school, two or three dance classes after school, ice skating lessons, and all sorts of sports at our finger tips. We weren’t glued to computers because they didn’t exist, so being active was all we knew. — Lisa Loeb

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won’t see anybody better. — Eric Heiden

I hope that I can maintain my skating as long as possible. — Katarina Witt

The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal. — Paul Parker

I just motor through school in the morning and then go skating. — Ryan Sheckler

I won’t be skating for the rest of my life, that’s for sure — Elvis Stojko

Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul — Peggy Fleming

Skating has always been a major area of interest to me. — Sasha Cohen

Figure skating is theatrical, and a part of it is wearing costumes. My costumes were very over-the-top and outrageous for figure skating. But for me, it’s all beautiful. Even when nobody else believed they were beautiful, I felt beautiful in them. — Johnny Weir

We want him to feel good and be an important part of our team. He told me the other day that he feels he’s skating well, and that his leg doesn’t hurt. Well that’s great news for us. He’s dominant in the face-off circle, his brain works all the time; he knows how to play in all situations. — Mike Babcock

But I never really thought that I would be extraordinarily successful at skating, it’s just something that happened, you know. — Scott Hamilton

When the war of the giants is over the wars of the pygmies will begin. — Winston Churchill

The most important thing about skating is that it teaches you to do the things you should do before you do the things you want to do. — Barbara Ann Scott

I get to see the different sides of skating now which involves not only competing, but entertainment. — Nancy Kerrigan

Skating was popular, but it wasn’t mainstream. It had this underground following, and you could go on tours, win decent prize money, and make royalties from signature products – that’s how I came to buy a house when I was a senior in high school. — Tony Hawk

Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges. — Scott Hamilton

Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis. — Zygmunt Bauman

My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speed skating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment – TV – Hollywood – whatever have you – always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life. — Apolo Ohno

In skating or any amateur sport, as athletes we share something in common: the cost of training is quite a burden on our parents or on the athletes themselves trying to find a way to pay for their costs. — Patrick Chan

My skating is a very emotional thing that comes from the heart, never doing it for the medal. — Debi Thomas

Acting is easier than skating in a way and harder in other aspects. In skating, you get one chance, and with acting you get to do it over and over. — Tara Lipinski

We have skating all night long, with great music. Mixed in with the skating, we have games, such as red light-green light, four corners and the cha-cha slide. We also do other activities like kickball, shoot-the-puck and relay races. — Karen Fullmer

Skating can make you feel athletic, graceful, beautiful. — Gracie Gold

I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it competitively or at a professional level. Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion. — Tony Hawk

I’m so proud to be an Army brat, but it was not an easy life. Moving around so much, skating was that one constant thing I had to hold on to. — Ashley Wagner

We are preparing for every game to play our game. We have to be skating for three periods to be successful and when don’t skate we are not a good team. — Bob Donovan

Giving life to music through skating was something I wanted to be known for — Peggy Fleming

I’ve been designing since I was 8. I started sketching dresses I could wear when skating. I was always involved in all aspects of skating, not just the technique, the choreography, the music, but the visual aspects, too – what I should wear. — Vera Wang

Even now I can’t describe why I love skating so much. — Nancy Kerrigan

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. — Franklin P. Jones

Figure skating is theatrical. It’s artistic. It’s elegant. It’s extremely athletic. And there’s a very specific audience for that. — Johnny Weir

If I had never won a single medal, I’d still be skating in a rink somewhere. There wouldn’t be an audience or camera flashes or autograph seekers, but I’d still be skating. — Brian Boitano

Cardio is tough after a day of skating, but with my iPod I can get into the moment and complete the cardio training for the day. — Sasha Cohen

I’ve never been invited to do ‘Stars on Ice’ before, which is the only figure skating tour in the U.S., and it’s disappointing that I can’t perform for my American fans… all because I’m not ‘family friendly’ enough. — Johnny Weir

While I circled around and around in my brown rental skates, I studied a group of skaters spinning in the center. I was fascinated! When my mom picked me up, I began a campaign for skating lessons. — Gracie Gold

Classic music will always come across better on the ice because skating has such a rich history, rooted in tradition. — Gracie Gold

And still I’m not completely happy with my skating. I always feel I can do more and climb higher. — Oksana Baiul

And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big. — Scott Hamilton

It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me. — Vera Wang

I was more interested in skating and the girls and traveling than I was in calculus. — Scott Hamilton

I didn’t get into skating to be famous. — Eric Heiden

I’ve always wanted to make a music video with skating and different imagery, something very artistic. — Johnny Weir

Figure skating is not a hobby. Its my work, which I want to do, and do well. — Adelina Sotnikova

Injuries are a huge thing for skating. I think skating is a very unnatural sport for the body, very tough on the joints. — Patrick Chan

I started ice-skating when I was about 12 or 13 and I was selected in the Australian team for ice hockey. I met my wife at St Moritz Ice Skating about 1955. — Lindsay Fox

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we’re not America’s sweetheart. — Scott Hamilton

I appreciate being able to give back to charities I care about such as the American Diabetes Association – my older sister passed away from diabetes – and Figure Skating in Harlem, which teaches young girls about confidence, focus and goal-setting. — Tamara Tunie

We’re a pretty good skating team. We have to be able to anticipate extremely well, and we have to put ourselves in a position where we don’t hurt ourselves around the rink. If we’re caught out of position and we’re giving up speed to boot, then we’re at a distinct disadvantage. — Don Cahoon

I’d like to cause a little riot in skating. — Sasha Cohen

We tried this because in the past, nobody knew who they’d be skating with. There just wasn’t any chemistry. So if we run this the rest of the season, it will help develop chemistry. — Greg Andrews

While starving refugees in Homs were providing target practice for government snipers, Bashar al-Assad’s strongest international backer was in Sochi, at the Iceberg Skating Palace, visibly moved, smiling with deep satisfaction, as the Russians beautifully glided and leaped their way to the gold medal in the team event. — George Packer

My hockey is good, but my ice skating is terrible. It’s a bit of a mess to watch! — Margot Robbie

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. — Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I tried ice-skating and wasn’t very good at it. — Anton Yelchin

To me, skating should look effortless even when you’re doing the hardest of elements. — Johnny Weir

We’ve beaten them before and we’ve played pretty good against them. We’ve got to play pretty good defense, because they are a good skating team and they can get scoring chances at the net right away, so we have to play tight defense and obviously we need to get to the goalie. — Michal Handzus

Red certainly is the family color. From my mother and my grandmother, I’ve learned a lot of little tricks – the significance of color and lipstick being one of them. I started skating when I was eight years old, and my mom did my makeup for me back then. — Gracie Gold

Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You’re looking at double work. — Oksana Baiul

Music is fun, but I’m an ice skater. I may sing songs and do shows, make movies and other things… that’s all well and good and I enjoy it, and I would never trade any of those for anything. But figure skating is who I am. — Johnny Weir

Because I don’t look like I’m skating around as hard as Bobby Bassen doesn’t mean my mind isn’t working twice as hard as Bobby’s mind. Just because I can’t fight like Kelly Chase doesn’t mean standing in front of the net getting cross-checked and slashed isn’t toughness as well. — Brett Hull

I won’t quit skating until I am physically unable. — Tony Hawk

The fact is this looks like they are skating on pretty thin ice and whether they are going to be suspected of obstructing justice will have to be decided. — Thad Cochran

Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had. — Robin Cousins

I never ever wanted to change my sport… Figure skating was my outlet, it was my breath, it was how I could live and transmit everything I was feeling and everything I had worked for and given up and all these sacrifices I’d made throughout the years. It was how I could make them all worth it. — Johnny Weir

When you think about these single distances championships and these World Cup races, people can make a career out of skating one or two distances. — Eric Heiden

We knew they were a good skating team. We came out trying to force their hand with some hitting and our guys got caught up in that a little bit too much. We lost sight of the puck and they’re a very good team. They find their open players very well. — Kevin O’Leary

We’re in very good shape as far as skill, experience and skating ability there. — Jack Parker

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing. — Eric Heiden

With speed skating, it’s like doing one-legged squats over and over again, with that one leg absorbing more than 80 percent of your weight. It takes an enormous amount of strength, and you’re in such a weird position. — Apolo Ohno

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