Ice Skating Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ice skating quotes, ice skating sayings, and ice skating proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you are a complete perfectionist, then the truth is that this ice skating business will drive you a little crazy!     

Dorothy Hamill

Skating is one of those sports you unfortunately see people get stuck in.     

Ashley Wagner

Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul.

Peggy Fleming

One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.     

Shah Asad Rizvi

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

A man learns to skate by staggering about and making a fool of himself. Indeed he progresses in all things by resolutely making a fool of himself.

George Bernard Shaw

I wouldn't be face-washing anyone in real life. I'd be skating to the bench real fast to get away.     

Patrick Kane

Skating can make you feel athletic, graceful, beautiful.     

Gracie Gold

We don't get any marks for effort like in ice-skating.     

Kevin Keegan

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.

Franklin P. Jones

People don't understand sarcasm, like, they take everything too seriously. People need to lighten up and go ice skating.

Daniel Johns

Icy pillars of serenity, spun from airy mist, entered my quiet vision in echoes of worlds unknown.

Gina Marinello-Sweeney

I asked my old man if I could go ice-skating on the lake. He told me, wait til it gets warmer.

Rodney Dangerfield

I won't quit skating until I am physically unable.

Tony Hawk

Hearts shall dance once again; when canvas of ice is painted with the brush of skates.

Shah Asad Rizvi

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skating is tough to pick up when you are a grown up.

D. B. Sweeney

To me, skating should look effortless even when you're doing the hardest of elements.

Johnny Weir

I like to skate on the other side of the ice.

Stephen Wright

If you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance!

Laurie Strongin

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

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

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

Figure skating is not a hobby. Its my work, which I want to do, and do well.

Adelina Sotnikova

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

I think you learn how to fall well when you're figure skating. Your reflexes are very acute.

Jud Tylor

It's just skating, and you're going to have a couple of mistakes. Even in practice, you're not hitting 100%.

Gracie Gold