Sleep less, Skate more
Woah! How did that happen?I don't like to skate in a skirt (one of my coaches made me, and I did, but it's really just because I'm too lazy to wear tights) but I have to skate in leggings now- anything even a little loose around my ankles freaks me out when I backspin.
Lunges! I don't like to skate in a skirt or leggings because I'm not pencil thin. But I'm not willing to risk tearing all my pants either.
Yeah, it took me awhile to get used to a skirt, or leggings. I skate in a mall, and sometimes I have to run to the Target afterwards, and I'd rather go in my skating skirt than my leggings. If I go in my skirt, then people know it's a "costume", if I go in leggings, I worry people with think that I actually am wearing that as an outfit. It's not cute.However, I caught my blade once on a backspin and nearly pulled my pants off, and took a bad fall instead, so leggings it is.If you aren't in a public rink, then leggings/skirt isn't quite as bad, because the only other people there are skaters, and chances are even if they are rail thin, they worry about how they look too.