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As I’ve been learning to skate, many people on the ice will periodically offer helpful advice. Even young children try to do their best to teach you.  One thing I’ve noticed however, is that not only is their advice helpful, but it’s also downright hilarious.   Today is one example.

It’s always a little slow when you first start a session because you’re also afraid of falling.  Usually you get accustomed to it after a few minutes and this time was no different.  Anyway, as soon as I got on the ice, a little girl says to me,

“Is this your first time skating?”.

I didn’t tell her that I’ve been skating 11 months.  That was a real confidence booster.  I then responded with

“It’s the skates I’m getting used to the skates”.

That was true because this particular rink has really bad rental skates.  But my spirits were lifted a few minutes later when a little boy (who was looking at my Evgeni Malkin jersey) says to me,

“Do you play hockey here?”

I responded,

“Not now, but hopefully someday”.

Also my confidence was again lifted when an hour later the same girl came by and said,

“You’re doing better”.

Thanks boys and girls, you’re very helpful and downright funny.