Top 282 Skating Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Skating Quotes from famous people such as Michelle Kwan, Elvis Stojko, Jeff Ament, Ashley Wagner, Peggy Fleming, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

In figure skating, you have four minutes to do your bes

In figure skating, you have four minutes to do your best. It’s your time; you do your best.
Michelle Kwan
I won’t be skating for the rest of my life, that’s for sure.
Elvis Stojko
I had a portable 8-track player under all my ramps, cranking one of my four 8-tracks – Cars/’Candy-O,’ Ramones/’Road To Ruin,’ Cheap Trick/’Heaven Tonight’ and the first Devo record. I don’t remember skating without music.
Jeff Ament
My parents told me, ‘Skating is a privilege, not a right, and school always comes first.’
Ashley Wagner
Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.
Peggy Fleming
I don’t necessarily always feel happy when I’m skating.
Mirai Nagasu
I love skating and sparkling and flying around the ice, and people clap for you. It’s an amazing feeling.
Johnny Weir
In the ’80s, when Gretzky came to the World Championships in the second or third game, you’d see this guy skating circles around the other ones. Unbelievable.
Hasso Plattner
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 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
Figure skating is a bit dated – it’s like that tweed jacket you pull out of the back of your closet from time to time, and I’m going to try to Chanel it up a little bit.
Johnny Weir
I love the classic side of skating, making it look like a full program and not just technical based.
Kaetlyn Osmond
I started skating at age 2 on roller skates on the South Side of Chicago, where I grew up. By age 4, roller-skating was something I really enjoyed. Everyone around me wanted to do the ‘roll bounce’ thing, but I was pretty much only interested in going fast.
Shani Davis
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
I started skating when I was 2 years old because of my older sister Natasha was a skater, and I wanted to be just like her!
Kaetlyn Osmond
I literally started skating handrails when I was seven years old, with no helmet on, so I was just bred into this type of skating where you have to be kind of fearless and just go for it.
Nyjah Huston
Skating is really hard, especially women’s skating where we’re judged in little tiny dresses.
Kaetlyn Osmond
When the rules of judging skating in international competition changed in 2004 with the goal of making judging more transparent, one of the consequences was the rewarding of skaters who attempt more challenging technical elements in the pursuit of ever more points.
Tara Lipinski
I know that, in hockey, the object of the game is simple in that you have to get the puck into the net. With figure skating, it’s not as simple, and there is a ton of work that goes into it.
Patrick Chan
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the ’80s, when Gretzky came to the World Championships in the second or third game, you’d see this guy skating circles around the other ones. Unbelievable.
Hasso Plattner
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 definitely was in the sequined, bedazzled era. We would put blue eye shadow up our eyebrows and glitter all over our faces. I probably put more effort into my skating outfits than my clothes.
Rachel McAdams
Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It’s just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
Michio Kaku
I sometimes think about adult skating and how, you know, people like Midori Ito, she competed at the adult world championships. I feel like I’ll probably be someone like that.
Mirai Nagasu
Anybody that Tessa and I end up with in our personal lives would have to understand how much we love skating and how much we love being together on the ice. If they didn’t understand that, then we wouldn’t be with them.
Scott Moir
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
Katarina Witt
There are moments when I think I’m not very smart and not very pretty, and skating is the only thing that stands out about me. It’s like the love of my life. When you love someone, sometimes you want to break up.
Mirai Nagasu
It was so hard to survive – moving so much, not having many friends. But I loved my skating.
Tonya Harding
I remember watching the 2002 Olympic Games and watching the men’s event. I just started figure skating, and I remember thinking how cool it would be to be there.
Max Aaron
It just comes kind of naturally to me to take something and try and make it relatable and interesting to someone who doesn’t know everything about skating.
Ashley Wagner
I relate really well to individuals who have a career a

I relate really well to individuals who have a career and explore other adventures outside of skating. That, to me, is fascinating.
Patrick Chan
It’s nice to socialize with some normal students, and kind of separate from my skating life with academics.
Tessa Virtue
Probably the ’86 nationals. That was my first real national title and first real statement I ever made in figure skating, and my life changed after I returned.
Debi Thomas
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
I spent a lot of money and time at pizza places. Golf and Stuff in Ventura, right off the 101, was my hangout. Skating Plus, right behind it, always had a good selection of games. That was the place to be when you were from Oxnard back in the ’80s.
Rich Moore
I don’t want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence. You know, I want it to be about my amazing skating and being America’s sweetheart.
Adam Rippon
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
I was definitely not the cocky kid. I was probably on the other end of the spectrum – I was quiet. I remember a time when there was a skills competition, and I think I was five, and I was so nervous to even compete that I chose not to do the skating part.
Connor McDavid
I won’t quit skating until I am physically unable.
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
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
Being queer you’re supposed to adore figure skating. It’s a sport, not an art. I love the costumes and hate the music and of course I worship Johnny Weir because so does he. Also he’s real. It’s a full gay thing and it always has been.
Mark Morris
When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
Eric Heiden
I tried all kinds of sports when I was a kid, like soccer and tennis and golf, and, in fact, started skating to be able to play hockey.
Patrick Chan
I started skating and I kind of liked it because I could run circles around the guys that wouldn’t pick me to play baseball.
Scott Hamilton
And I love what I do and I love skating.
Nancy Kerrigan
So the programs all start to all look the same. I watched one free skating competition, and I thought I was watching a short program. Everyone was doing exactly the same elements.
Brian Boitano
I started skating when I was about 10 years old. It was in an alleyway. I picked up my brother’s skateboard and stood on it. I started to roll down the alley, and I yelled at my brother asking him how I turn the thing. At the end of the alley, I just jumped off, picked up the board and physically turned it around.
Tony Hawk
I just try to touch people’s hearts in a way through skating, so they’re not just witnessing a performance, they’re feeling a performance and they’re a part of it.
Scott Hamilton
Classic music will always come across better on the ice because skating has such a rich history, rooted in tradition.
Gracie Gold
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
I love skateboarding because it’s the funnest thing on earth. And that goes for, not only if you’re one of us about to skate the Olympics or just a kid out there skating your skate park, just having fun. It’s the freedom, the love. It brings us all together and the nonstop challenge and the progression.
Nyjah Huston
School for me has always been a really great balance with the skating.
Tessa Virtue
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
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
There are a lot of things I might be good at, such as competitive figure skating, window washing from ten stories up, and being an open heart surgeon. I might also make an excellent Kamikaze pilot – except for the fact that I don’t want to learn how to fly and have no interest in taking my own life on behalf of Japan.
Jen Kirkman
I don’t mind the sparkle – I think it’s kind of a tradition in skating. I don’t think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it’s part of the glamour of our sport.
Kristi Yamaguchi
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