How long will it take for ice-skating lessons to "click in?"
I already know it's not like learning to ride a bicycle, where once it "clicks" in your head, you can never go back to
I'm 58, and taking private, one-on-one ice skating lessons. i've had one so far. I searched and found this
thread, but it doesn't really deal with my question. Before we go any further, please know that I wear every kind of joint protection there is, including padded shorts meant for rollerblading.
My goal is not fancy twirls and jumps, but to become a competent and graceful ice skater. I would love to get as far as learning to skate backwards, but that's far off in the future. For next lesson, I hope to not have to cling to the railing.
Is there hope for me? I'm not an athletic person; never have been. My balance is okay in that I can ride a motorscooter and a bicycle. My desire to learn is HUGE. I'm hoping my history of being slow to pick up anything new won't intrude on this thing I really, really want to do.
I have a pair of skates that fit like a dream, by the way, with merciless ankle support and newly sharpened blades,