I didn't think I would do it. I was scared of falling, being embarassed, not being strong enough, being the only fattie in the rink and perpetuating the stereotype that fat people don't do well at sports. Wait, wouldn't I be perpetuating that stereotype just the same with my back against the wall? It took me a few hours to decide that I would skate, move to get a pair, actually put them on and skate around on the carpet before I hit the rink.
It was so much fun I didn't want to leave, and I did terribly.