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100 Figure Skating Quotes To Inspire Any Skater

Looking for figure skating quotes to inspire your skaters or yourself? Look no further than this list of amazing quotes about ice skating that will have you anxious to lace up your skates. 

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If you love ice skating then you will love these quotes from famous skaters about their love for the sport. From inspirational quotes to awesome observations, this list is packed with Instagram worthy ice skating quotes. 

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Quotes About Figure Skating As A Sport

 “If you are a complete perfectionist, then the truth is that this ice skating business will drive you a little crazy!” – Dorothy Hamill.

“For relaxation, I like to figure skate. Being on the ice and spinning and jumping, I feel very close to nature. In particular, I feel very close to Newton’s law of motion. On the ice, you can experience Newton’s laws of motion in their purest, most elegant form.” – Michio Kaku

“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

Skating is an amazing form of self-expression. It’s like my soul at play.” – Josee Chouinard

“Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport. “- Katarina Witt

“I don’t think television really captures the speed and the power of skating.” -Dorothy Hamill

“Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It’s sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn’t hurt.” – Andy Rooney

“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

“In skating I can use all languages, for all the people.” – Yuzuru Hanyu

“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

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Skater Quotes About Why They Love Ice Skating

 “I love skating and sparkling and flying around the ice, and people clap for you. It’s an amazing feeling.” – Johnny Weir.

 “Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.”- Peggy Fleming.

“When I first came to the rink, I really liked it. And this joy of ice, speed and gliding remain with me now. ” -Anna Shcherbakova

 “Sometimes my skating allows me to do things I never dreamed possible.” – Kurt Browning

“I love figure skating and what I am able to express creatively. I want to leave a legacy in the sport.” – Patrick Chan.

 “It’s everything for me. Without figure skating, I am nothing.”- Evgeni Plushenko.

“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.

“Even now I can’t describe why I love skating so much.” – Nancy Kerrigan

“I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.” — Debi Thomas

“The sound of the blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee.” – Tara Lipinski

“Figure skating is not a hobby. It’s my work, which I want to do, and do well.” – Adelina Sotnikova

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 “I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.” – Debi Thomas

“Ever since I was a little kid, I loved being the centre of attention. I think it’s part of the reason why I loved skating. You’re literally in a fishbowl. You’re in the middle of the ice by yourself, and the world is watching.” -Kaetlyn Osmond

“I was a little tiger. I loved skating. You couldn’t get me out of my skates. As many times as I could go to the rink, I was there.”  -Tonya Harding

“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

“I just love my job, I love figure skating. I have never had a thought to give up.” – Evgenia Medvedeva

“And I remember putting on my skates and just going to the rink where I grew up, listening to the sound of blades cutting through the ice, the wind in my face. This sport saved me. I am very grateful to figure skating that I have something in my life that I love so much.” – Gabrielle Daleman

“In skating there’s always another jump or another spin variation or another thing to learn, and that’s what I liked about it.” – Gracie Gold

“I love skating. It’s part of my life, and I never wanted to give it up.” – Nathan Chen

“Medals don’t really mean that much. It’s the experience, the story of the skating, the love.” – Michelle Kwan

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Inspirational Figure Skating Quotes

“At school I fought sometimes. Kids were saying that figure skating is sport for the girls. Then I had to prove them wrong.”- Evgeni Plushenko.

 “Sometimes my skating allows me to do things I never dreamed possible.” – Kurt Browning.

“I wanted to show people that if you work hard, never give up, and believe in yourself, you can achieve success.” – Karen Chen

“I wanted to do it, not because I wanted to be the first woman to do it, but because I know that women don’t have to just be pretty and try to do a nice spiral” – Surya Bonaly

“People expect that I’ll be just perfect on ice, and that’s not the case. I make mistakes, too. When I review my performance, sometimes I feel I did awful. That’s the whole part of the process of what people see when I’m performing.” – Kim Yuna

“I feel proud to be a skater: it’s taught me how to be emotional, more connected with myself, more mature, more understanding of my thoughts and the conversations I’ve had with myself. “- Patrick Chan

“Figure skating, especially the longer performances, are such a feat. It requires so much stamina and is so beautiful.” – Gus Kenworthy

“It’s just skating, and you’re going to have a couple of mistakes. Even in practice, you’re not hitting 100%.” – Gracie Gold

“Everything that I’ve ever been able to accomplish in skating and in life has come out of adversity and perseverance.” – 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

“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

“Right now, for me it is about fully letting go of all roles and boundaries I’m used to,” he says. “It’s about feeling what it’s truly like to be free on the ice.” – Elladj Balde

“When talented, great skaters show up, we have to remember that the coach has done a good job. So I respect all the coaches, in fact, and their work.” – Tara Prasad

“A figure skater is not just a figure skater who does great jumps. He is an artist on ice. ” – Alexei Yagudin

“One of my mottos not only just in skating but in life in general and I try to enforce it as well, is like no regrets and just like going for it.” – “Kristi Yamaguchi”

“When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.” –  Peggy Fleming

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Figure Skating Quotes About Training

“Half of learning a new element is just getting over the fear of doing it. Once you mentally prepare yourself enough to do the jump, that is really half the battle.” -Nathan Chen

“I worked as hard as I could. I was always the first one on the ice, and the last one off.” – Dorothy Hamill

“My motto is just to work, work a lot, work to the limit, more, better and it will lead to good attempts.” – Kamila Valieva

“Ice skating is very difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and a lot of hard work. It’s fun, but you are there on the ice every morning freezing and trying to do these moves and these tricks.”- Michelle Trachtenberg.

“Truthfully, what we do in training is 10 times harder than what we ever have to do in a competition.” – Tessa Virtue

“You have to train your mind just as much as you train your body.” -Tara Lipinski

“It wasn’t always easy getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go to the rink. Sometimes I wanted to just go back to sleep.”- Nancy Kerrigan

“I never wanted to feel I hadn’t worked hard enough.” Kristi Yamaguchi

“There is a popular fallacy that falling down is the mark of a poor skater. But the truth is that when one stops falling, he has probably stopped improving.” – Dick Button

“I want to see how far I can train. I have to see how far my body will go.” – Michelle Kwan

“Competitive Skaters must be prepared for a lot of work, challenges, self-discipline, and motivation. The desire must be there, but more importantly, your love for the sport.” – Oksana Baiul

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Quotes About Ice Dancing

“If you don’t know a lot about figure skating, it’s easy to fall in love with ice dancing because it’s so romantic and so theatrical.”

– Dorothy Hamill.

Obviously, Fred Astaire was a legend. I’ve tried to copy some of his movements.” -Scott Moir

“It’s very tough to transfer ballroom technique onto the ice, to give the illusion of the proper hip motion and position, with the speed and glide of the blade.” – Tessa Virtue

“In ice dance, the practices are huge. The judges are there, they’re talking. Your judge is trying to sell you to the other countries’ judges – ‘Look at that lift, they have tons of speed’ – and you have to be on.” – Scott Moir

“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

Figure Skating Quotes About Competitions

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

“My main competitor is myself.” – Evgeni Plushenko

“Love your sport. Never do it to please someone else; it has to be yours. That is all that will justify the hard work. Compete against yourself, not others, for that is who is truly your best competition.” – Peggy Fleming

 “The biggest secret is just to work really hard and feel as confident as possible. The biggest confidence comes when you understand that you do this every time in training, and now you will go and do the same in competitions.” -Anna Shcherbakova

“I’m a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.” – Sasha Cohen

“Throughout a competitive career, you can certainly lose yourself trying to please the judges.” – Tessa Virtue

“In competition, when I start performance I try not to think about all the pressure from the fans. But, I got a lot of energy from them always. They make me more perfect.”- Kim Yuna

“Half of figure skating is opinion, convincing judges.” -Scott Hamilton

“In figure skating, you have four minutes to do your best. It’s your time; you do your best.” – Michelle Kwan

“I don’t want to compete. I want to skate for the joy. I get so nervous in competition. I get always sick. I had pressures enough in my life from skating.” –  Katarina Witt

“Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me, the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating.” – Vera Wang

“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

“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 feel at my best when a good skate of the free program ends at competitions. This is the greatest joy, pride and relief at the same time.”-Anna Shcherbakova

“Every competition is different… You can’t plan for everything that happens.”- Nathan Chen

” I can tell you that my biggest competition was myself. There’s only so much you can do, right? There is only so much energy that one has. My focus was on how do I get the best out of myself. ” – Michelle Kwan

Quotes About Synchronized Skating

We can’t forget synchro in this list of awesome figure skating quotes! 

“When you’re on a synchronized skating team, you make a lot of friends, so instead of competing by yourself and feeling the emotion of winning or losing or just working hard by yourself, you share it with other people.” – Gina Moser

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” – Phil Jackson

“A good marriage is like synchronized skating. It looks easy but you don’t see all the work that goes on beneath the surface”

“My heart beats to 5,6,7,8”

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Ice Skating Quotes For Instagram

Here are some fun figure skating quotes that you can use for Instagram or Facebook captions. They also make great quotes for cards and skating certificates. 

“Even now I can’t describe why I love skating so much.” -Nancy Kerrigan

“I think skating helped me find myself. “- Peggy Fleming

Live, Love, Skate

Skating is my therapy

Every time I step out on the ice I feel like I’m where I’m meant to be.

Everyone falls but the only thing that matters is that you get back up stronger than ever

Your mind can learn the steps but only your heart can skate them

The feeling of the wind whipping by your ears as you spin, there is nothing else like it. 

What happens in the ice rink stays in the ice rink.

When in doubt, skate it out

Skate like nobody’s watching.

What seems hard now will one day be your warm up.

When I step on the ice, I forget all my problems and just skate

It never gets easier, you just get better.

Great skaters are not great because of their technique. They’re great because of their passion.

Skate your worries away

It’s just me, the ice and my dreams 

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