For being a Minnesotan 'n all, I'm a pretty bad skater. When I was younger, during the winter Olympics, I would put on my slipperiest socks and glide and twirl across the kitchen floor, pretending to be figure skater. Though I continue to own figure skates, I'm much better off in Hockey skates. It's similar to rollerskates versus rollerblades. Not so pretty or graceful, but not so hard on the ankles. I do want to own a classic, white pair of rollerskates someday though...complete with pompom accessories, of course.