Listen up, let Angel tell you how not to ice-skate and how to avoid huge, lumpy bruises appearing on your knees.
Angel was trying a trick called a ‘spiral’ (known as an ‘arabesque’ in dance), which is never a good thing to try if you haven’t been taught it properly. Angel is only one level away from being taught how, so it’s easy for her to make this mistake.
So, there she was: gliding around with one leg in the air, almost horizontal, when her skate’s toe-pick tilted slightly and caught in the ice below.
Crash! Bam! Ow, not good…