The skaters also had great attitudes and so I tried to convey that confidence in my sketches. Occasionally they'd slip and fall (very few times) and would quickly get right back up, or smile and assure the other skaters, "I'm okay!". I thought about the parallels between skating and drawing as I worked. For each great sketch there are 10 (or more) terrible ones. And for each successful leap or spin, there are many falls before.
Anyways, it was really fun and I look forward to going back!