I'm 29 years old, been skating since I was about 22. I generally try to get to public skating once a week to work on pivots and stops/starts etc. I've seen figure skaters at public skating before, but today there was a girl there that was just absolutely fantastic. Crossovers at blistering speed, casual pivots into backwards crossovers and all of it was just so smooth and effortless. I don't have any delusions of ever being able to skate like that, but if I could only learn to skate half that well I imagine I could jump from C league to B league. Anyone here have experience taking figure skating lessons? Did it help your game?