Roller Skating Essay

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I am writing about my interests in roller skating which consumed most all of my childhood. I have 7 sisters and 2 brothers whom all enjoyed going to the skating rink as much as possible. One of the stipulations my mother would place on them often would be that they had to take me too when they would ask her permission to go skating. I was only around 3 years old when I began going along to skate. Once we would arrive all of my siblings would take off leaving me unattended most of the time as most siblings without parental supervision would do. I gained a lot of confidence and determination from being forced to learn to skate on my own. I became very good and skating eventually grew to be a huge part of my life. The owners of the rink had a son Jason whom obviously spent most of his time skating as well and also was became very good. When I was a little over 4 years old a skating pro by the name of Bill xxxx traveled throughout all of Indiana's rinks scouting for new skaters to train and compete for his team. Bill was very impressed when he saw me outskating most everyone at the rink at such an early age. Bill was impressed by Jason skating as well. When my mom arrived to pick us up that night Bill greeted her informing her of his interest in training me which later my mom agreed to allow. Bill also approached Jasons parents excited and confident that Jason and I would be perfect partners. We began to train with Bill right away. Bill traveled to teach us in Frankfort for close to a year and we began competing. Later Bill insisted we start training in Indianapolis at his rink because it was the size of most rinks we cometed in and Frankfort was under regulation size. We traveled 2 or 3 times a week to Indy to practice and traveled around the United States most every weekend to compete. Near the end of each year Indiana would hold a state meet . Whomever won the State meet would go on to represent Indiana and compete at Nationals against all winners of...
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